TOKYO--Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced today that it will open Hotel JAL City Sapporo Nakajima Park in 2019 on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The company has signed a contract with Sapporo NK Management LLC to operate and manage the new hotel.
Hotel JAL City Sapporo Nakajima Park’s facilities were developed by Sapporo NK Kaihatsu LLC that is invested by Misawa Homes Co., Ltd. Sapporo NK Kaihatsu has contracted with ORIX Real Estate Investment Advisors Corporation for asset and project management services for the new property.
“Hotel JAL City Sapporo Nakajima Park will become the second member hotel following Hotel JAL City Nagoya Nishiki embodying Hotel JAL City’s renewed hotel concept,” said Okura Nikko Hotel Management CEO Marcel P. van Aelst. “It is always a great pleasure to welcome another member hotel, especially in a city like Sapporo, a destination much loved also by overseas travelers. We hope to establish further Hotel JAL City properties in other major Japanese metropolises to cater to growing international demand.”
Hotel JAL City Sapporo Nakajima Park will be the third hotel in Sapporo managed by Okura Nikko Hotel Management after Hotel Okura Sapporo and JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo.
Hokkaido attracts the third highest number of overseas visitors among all Japanese destinations, following Tokyo and Osaka. In 2016, Lonely Planet named Japan’s northernmost island its number one recommendation in its Best In Asia collection of top destinations in the Asian region. Inbound overnight visitors to Sapporo, Hokkaido’s capital city, have risen for five consecutive years, including nearly 2.1 million in 2016, a 9.2 percent year-on-year increase.
Sapporo is projected to win further international acclaim for its refined aquaculture and fresh cuisine, and as a sought-after destination offering exciting activities in the seasonal wildernesses found in close proximity to the city center.
Hotel JAL City Sapporo Nakajima Park will be located a short subway ride from Sapporo Station, offering convenient access to Susukino, one of Hokkaido’s most sought-after amusement districts, as well as to Sapporo’s scenic city precinct, Nakajima Park.
The 13-story Hotel JAL City Sapporo Nakajima Park will offer 211 guest rooms ranging between 21m2 and 28m2 in size, and a choice of queen or Hollywood twin beds.
The new hotel will offer a simple yet modern atmosphere, where visitors have access to all-day dining as well as to relaxation facilities including a sauna and hot tubs. The hotel will leverage state-of-the-art technologies to accommodate the evolving demands of seasoned travelers who increasingly value convenience, and for whom travel should be a meaningful experience.