Hilton Worldwide to manage Hilton Okinawa Kin

Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Dijaya Land Development Sdn Bhd to manage Hilton Okinawa Kin in Kin, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, Japan. Scheduled to open in 2016, the 190-room Hilton Okinawa Kin will be part of an integrated resort development located on the eastern side of Okinawa's main island facing Kin Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Hilton Okinawa Kin will be the company’s 12th property in Japan.

The 12-story Hilton Okinawa Kin benefits from access to the Kin Okinawa Expressway, as well as direct access to Naha City. Kin also has access to a variety of sightseeing spots, including Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa National Ocean Park, Kokusai Street, Shuri Castle, Statue of Himeyuri and the northern resort areas.

The hotel will offer an all-day-dining restaurant, one specialty restaurant and a bar. It will also have a business lounge, meeting rooms, boardrooms and a ballroom, plus recreational facilities such as a fitness club, a spa, a carpark and swimming pool.

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Contributing close to $5 billion annually, tourism is Okinawa's largest industry and the prefecture welcomes nearly 5.9-million visitors a year. Kin is a destination offering traditional Okinawan culture where visitors can enjoy nature and numerous outdoor as well as eco-tourism activities such as kayaking and bird watching. Known for its water resources, Kin also offers a number of spring water wells including the "Ukkagah" spring, a cultural landmark in Kin, which is also known as "The Fountain of Longevity," and has the largest supply of spring water in Okinawa. The Kin Municipal government also earmarked a redevelopment plan to introduce sports, medical and other healthcare facilities to Kin.

Based in Malaysia, Dijaya Land Development Sdn Bhd (Dijaya Land) is a company owned by Tan Sri Dato' Danny Tan, the founder and major shareholder of Dijaya Corporation Berhad. Dijaya Land has signed the land lease and development agreement with Kin Town, Okinawa. The development will sit on approximately 40 acres of land with a projected completion within 15 year period from year 2013. The projected investment cost is about $800 million. The company is in partnership with Hilton Worldwide to develop Hilton Okinawa Kin.