Country overview: 81 schemes in Japan’s hotel pipeline [Infographic]

by | 24 Nov 2020 | Projects

The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that hotel development is moving steadily forwards across Japan, with 81 projects slated to go live in the coming years.

A total of 81 hotel projects with 15,502 rooms are coming up throughout Japan, according to our data. We take a closer look at some of the key stats.

Steady growth in Japanese hotel market

In the last few weeks of 2020, 17 hotels with 2,277 rooms will open in Japan, and all are currently in the pre-opening phase.

For 2021, 22 projects with 4,814 keys are scheduled to go live, while another 25 hotels with 4,143 rooms are in the pipeline for 2022. Looking further ahead, 17 properties with 4,268 keys are already in the works for 2023 and beyond.

Of the 81 new hotels being monitored in the database, 52 will be in the four-star category and the remaining 29 will fall into the five-star segment.

Key urban growth markets in Japan

Kyoto, one of Japan’s top tourist destinations, leads the way with seven new hotels and 850 rooms on the cards.

The capital Tokyo, by way of comparison, will see six projects with 1,874 rooms completed soon. Elsewhere, five hotels with 1,154 keys will launch in Okinawa, four properties with 1,368 rooms are coming to Osaka, and three openings with 719 keys are winging their way over to Yokohama.

Top three brands expanding in Japan

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott will expand the most rapidly, it seems – adding 24 hotels and 1,775 rooms to its footprint across Japan.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts comes in second place with four projects and 1,294 rooms. And IHG’s luxury brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts ranks third with two new properties and 573 keys.

Remarkable hotel projects in Japan

The newbuild Centara Grand Hotel Osaka will occupy a stunning 34-storey tower overlooking Namba Parks. The top floors will include a lounge, along with customisable spaces for meetings and events, plus a rooftop restaurant skybar providing panoramic views across the city. As well as 515 rooms, it’ll feature a Spa Cenvaree, a fully equipped fitness centre, a diverse selection of restaurants and banquet facilities. The opening date is set for early 2023.

Meanwhile, the 223-room Sheraton Kagoshima will launch in early 2022. This hotel will accommodate 953 sq m of versatile function space, including a 500 sq m ballroom, four meeting rooms and a pre-function area; there’ll also be a swimming pool, fitness centre, Sheraton Club Lounge, spa, gift shop and chapel. Plus, guests will be able to take advantage of the property’s expansive F&B programme, encompassing an all-day dining venue, specialty restaurant, and lobby lounge and bar.

Elsewhere, and set to launch in Q2 2022, the 436-room Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Osaka Shin-Imamiya will be within walking distance of iconic destinations such as Tsutenkaku and the Shinsekai area. The hotel’s public areas will incorporate services that offer guests detailed information about local history and culture, and help them make the most of their visit to Osaka. Outside, the facade will boast vast green areas to give passing commuters a sense of nature even in the heart of the city.

Last but not least, an exciting new luxury abode will come to the capital in 2023 with the launch of Bulgari Hotel Tokyo. This 98-room hotel will be located in a high-rise building in the Yaesu 2-Chome North District Category-I Urban Redevelopment Project, occupying the 39th to the 45th floors. Guests will have access to a bar, restaurant and fireplace lounge, all boasting outdoor terraces. A chocolate store, grand ballroom and 1,500 sq m spa complete with 25-metre indoor pool and fitness centre round off the forthcoming property’s impressive facilities list.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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