Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with Chatan Hotel and Resort Corporation, a subsidiary of Orix Real Estate Corporation, to manage Hilton Okinawa Chatan in central Chatan, Okinawa, Japan. Scheduled to open in 2014, the 346-room Hilton Okinawa Chatan is located in Mihama, facing the Mihama American Village which is one of the largest shopping complexes in Okinawa.
This agreement represents the Hilton brand's entry into Okinawa and its 11th Hilton Worldwide property in Japan. Okinawa hosts nearly 5.5 million visitors a year and tourism contributes to close to $5 billion annually.
The nine-story Hilton Okinawa Chatan is approximately 12 miles away from Naha International Airport, and known as an urban resort and other large shopping complexes. Close to Chatan Park and Sunabe/Sunset Beach, hotel guests can enjoy views of the sunset, as well as various activities including shopping, scuba diving and surfing. Chatan also offers access to a variety of sightseeing spots including Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa National Ocean Park, Kokusai Street and Shuri Castle.
The hotel will offer one all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a lobby lounge. It will also have a full service spa and fitness gym, indoor and outdoor pools, a 5,704 square foot function room and a 1,291 square foot meeting room, a business center, retail shops and car park facilities.