Hyatt, ORIX to develop Hyatt Centric, Hyatt House in Japan

Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa, Japan(Image: Kimon Berlin / CC BY-SA 2.0)

A Hyatt Hotels affiliate has entered into a management agreement with ORIX for a Hyatt Centric hotel and Hyatt House hotel in Kanazawa, Japan’s north coast in the Hokuriku region. The hotels, which are expected to open in mid-2020, will mark Hyatt’s first joint development and first Hyatt House hotel in Japan.

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa will occupy the entire 14-story left tower with close to 250 guestrooms. Combined with the Hyatt Centric, Hyatt House Kanazawa will occupy floors three to seven of the 15-story right tower with about 90 apartment-style suites for extended-stay and long-term guests. 

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Next to JR Kanazawa Station, the key stop on Japan’s newest bullet train route, the hotels will be near many of the country’s historical sites. Additionally, the hotels will be close to Kanazawa’s tourist attractions, including the city’s 16th century castle, traditional gardens and natural hot springs.

As of June 30, Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels’ portfolio included 731 properties in 56 countries across 13 brands. 

Hyatt recently announced further expansion plans across the Asia Pacific region. As part of a management agreement with Lotte Tour Development, the Grand Hyatt Jeju, which is the group’s sixth Grand Hyatt in Korea, will be developed in Jeju City, Jeju Island, South Korea. The 1,600-guestroom hotel is expected to be the second largest Grand Hyatt hotel in the world.