Closed hotels and ryokans for the first nine months of 2021 were already more than those in the last year
Teikoku Data Bank reported that the number of closed hotels and ryokans for the first nine months of 2021 was 143, already more than the last year or the most in the last decade.
VISON Hotel Management, invested by HIS Holdings, Sumitomo Forestry and Aquaignis, opened ‘Hatago VISON’ in Mie Prefecture, which consists of four different concept hotels.
According to Tokyo Shoko Research, 49 lodging companies (debt of more than 10 million JPY) have bankrupted for the first seven months of 2021. In July only, six lodging companies were bankrupted.
The first Henn na Hotel in a foreign country opens in Seoul on August 1, offering a check-in service outside the hotel
HIS Holdings opened ‘Henn na Hotel Seoul Myeongdong,’ the first Henn na Hotel brand in a foreign country, on August 1 2021, available an exclusive app, a guest can check in anywhere outside the hotel.
JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activities on smart phone, linking to a hotel check-in app
Completing system linkage between JTB BOKUN, a local activity booking and payment platform, and aiPass, a smart check-in OS provided by CUICIN, JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activity on smart phone.
Tokyu Resorts & Stay places SmartPlate for a guest to get information on a smart phone instead of paper guidances
Membership hotels Tokyu Harvest Club places SmartPlates in guest rooms to enables a hotel to get hotel or neighboring information on its own smart phone through Harvest Smart Guide.
Ten Marriott group hotels in Japan, including The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, begins selling ‘to-go’ menus of their restaurants
Ten Marriott group hotels in Japan, including The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo or W Osaka, have begun selling ‘to-go’ menus of their restaurants.
More than 40% of accommodation operators in Japan suffered a 70% or more decrease in bookings in 2021 over 2019
The ratio of accommodation operators suffering a 70% or more decrease in bookings over 2019 was 42.3% in January, 43% in February, 31% in March, 42.3% in April and 47.2% in May, according to Japan Tourism Agency's survey.
Prince Hotel begins selling a PCR test-packaged plan for Japanese guests, giving a special coupon to a negative guest
Prince Hotel will sell a PCR test-packaged plan in the limited period between May 21 and July 21 2021, offering a special coupon for hotel facilities to a negative guest.
New World La Plume Niseko Resort will open in Niseko, Hokkaido in 2023, managed by New World Hotels & Resorts, providing 224 rooms and suites with kitchens and outdoor baths for long-stay guests.
Shangri-La will open ‘Shangri-La Kyoto Nijyojyo (provisional name)’ in December 2024, located north side of World Heritage Nijyojyo, in cooperation with Samty Group, a real estate company.
Sekisui House, a leading housing business supplier in Japan, recruits tourism ambassadors for roadside Fairfield By Marriott
Sekisui House, a leading housing business supplier in Japan, recruits tourism ambassadors for Fairfield By Marriott nationwide, expecting that they will exploit local tourism resources in neighborhood of the roadside hotels.
Accommodation bankruptcies in Japan reached 127 in FY2020, the first over 100 in the past seven years
According to Tokyo Shoko Research, the number of accommodation bankruptcies in Japan in FY2020 was up 71.9% year on year to 127, the first over 100 since FY2013. 68 bankruptcies, 53.5% of the total, were relevant to COVID-19.
Hankyu Hanshin Hotels will close five unprofitable hotels under its business structure reform to survive the ongoing pandemic crisis, as its holding company has revised downward its net loss forecast for FY2021 to 40 billion JPY.
Mitsui’s managing hotels in Japan sell a subscription service to choose a hotel or a room you like on a monthly basis
Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management will launch a subscription service for three hotel brands in Japan to choose a hotel or a room you like on a monthly basis.
A Japanese IT solution company launches a new tool to visualize how a hotel guest use room facilities with its sensing technology
Japanese IT solution company Almex launches a TV system for a hotel management to grasp how a guest uses room facilities with its sensing technology, making a guest smart phone remote controllers for TV, air conditioner, lights or even room order.
Imperial Hotel, a prestigious hotel in Japan, launches a subscription-based apartment service at 360,000 JPY a month
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo announced launch of a new service apartment business, for which 99 rooms on the third floor have been renovated, expecting to meet new needs, such as the second working space for corporate executives, business continuity plan (BCP) or the second house for a wealthy class.
Kyoto City recovered Japanese guest nights to 50% reduction in July 2020, expecting higher room rates after October
Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City in July 2020 were down 50.1% year on year, but the monthly result improved from 23.8% in June, and DMO Kyoto explains that room rates on OTA after October this year are rising to the summer vacation level.
Tokyo Government launches a remote-work promotion program at a hotel, introducing available hotels by area
Tokyo Metropolitan Government promotes remote work at a hotel, providing potential remote-workers with an opportunity to find hotels offering special plans on the Japan City Hotel Association website.
A COVID-19 guideline for the hospitality industry of Japan calls for particular and thorough precautions
Three hotel and ryokan associations release a COVID-19 guideline for the hospitality industry of Japan, calling for thorough precautions in particular areas and scenes to avoid infection.