Curio Collection by Hilton Arrives in Japan with Picturesque Mountain Village Resort
KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO offers travelers ability to rejuvenate and recharge in an ideal location to experience the history-rich destination
TOKYO and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Japan, and third in Asia Pacific, KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO. Located in the scenic and historic destination of Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture, the mountain village hotel features 50 spacious guestrooms elegantly designed as havens for rejuvenation, and amenities such as a wellness spa, public bath, sauna, fitness center and an elegantly designed wedding chapel set in a beautiful courtyard. The hotel will be managed by Tokyo Stay Service Co. Ltd. under a franchise agreement between Hilton and Tokyu Land Corporation.
“Having recently celebrated the opening of our 50th Curio Collection hotel, we are excited to introduce the brand to Japan as we continue to expand our portfolio of handpicked, distinctive hotels and resorts around the world,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Japan is a key market for us, and we are confident that tourism will continue to flourish in the country as travelers explore beyond popular urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka. Karuizawa, known for its rich foliage and ski slopes, is the perfect location for a Curio Collection hotel, offering travelers the authentic experience they crave.”
Guests can also look forward to memorable dining experiences at French restaurant SONORITÉ, which brings together the best of Shinshu (Nagano’s traditional name) produce and French cuisine techniques. Helmed by Chef Ryu Nakanishi, who has extensive experience at Michelin-starred restaurants in Lyon, France and Ginza, Tokyo, the restaurant offers guests classic dishes with modern elements, enhanced by a unique combination of regional ingredients.
“I am honored to serve as the first general manager of Japan’s first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel. Together with my team, we look forward to welcoming our first guests to KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, and showing them the light and warmth of hospitality as they recharge and rejuvenate amid the hotel’s tranquil surroundings and Karuizawa’s bountiful nature” said Yoshiaki Sugiki, general manager, KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The hotel, which is approximately 15 minutes by foot from the JR Karuizawa train station, is also a short walk from historic Karuizawa, a popular tourist destination because of its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful scenery.
KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, Curio Collection by Hilton is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
For more information or to make reservations, travelers may visit the hotel’s website on www.kyukaruizawakikyo.curiocollection.com. More information on recent and upcoming Curio Collection by Hilton openings is available at news.curio.com/openings.
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About Tokyu Land Corporation
Tokyo Land Corporation is a comprehensive developer of projects such as office buildings, resorts and housing. In its hotel business, in addition to its mid- to long-term “Tokyu Stay” hotels, it began operating membership-based resort hotels under the “Tokyo Harvest Club” brand in 1988, starting with its resort in Tateshina, Nagano. Its latest “Tokyo Harvest Club Karuizawa & VIALA” will open in Karuizawa in July 2018.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper-upscale, global portfolio of more than 65 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties provide travelers authentic experiences through distinctly local offerings and unexpected amenities tailored to every traveler type, all while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; determine what kind of traveler you are by taking the curiosity quiz; and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos