Hilton plans second hotel for Hokkaido, Japan

(Photo credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts) Sadanori Suda (right), president, Granvista Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd. and Guy Phillips, SVP/development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton at the signing ceremony. Photo credit: Hilton

Hilton has entered into a franchise agreement with Granvista Hotels & Resorts Co. to open the Hilton Sapporo Park in 2023. The project is part of a reconstruction development for the current Sapporo Park Hotel on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. 

This is the second Hilton property in Hokkaido, following the Hilton Niseko Village. The hotel will be managed by Granvista Hotels & Resorts Co. 

The approximately 350-room hotel will have restaurants, banquet rooms, chapel, swimming pool and fitness facilities. Located in the center of Sapporo it will be within walking distance of the main business, entertainment and shopping districts.

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“Sapporo Park Hotel celebrates its 55th anniversary this year,” said Sadanori Suda, president of Granvista Hotels & Resorts Co.  “Inheriting the history and tradition of this long-established hotel, the new hotel will offer more global services through Hilton’s well-established global network offered by the agreement with this international hotel brand. We are confident that we will contribute to the increased demand for MICE and tourism in the international city of Sapporo.”

The number of inbound travelers visiting Sapporo has been growing and hit a record high in 2017. With the Hokkaido Shinkansen bullet train set to be extended to Sapporo in 2030, and the bid for the Winter Olympic Games, the city has attracted significant attention both at home and abroad in terms of tourism and MICE demand. 

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