Hotel Indigo Karuizawa opens as a celebration of its locale

by | 02 Mar 2022 | Hotel Openings, Projects

IHG’s upper-upscale boutique hotel brand has debuted a 155-key lifestyle scheme, which reflects the Japanese resort town’s story through its design and service offering.

This impressive addition to IHG’s ranks illustrates the British hospitality group’s determination to keep growing its Asian footprint.

A new lifestyle boutique experience

Hotel Indigo Karuizawa, only the second Japanese property for IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand, is now open. The development takes inspiration from the town’s character and natural surroundings, and is conveniently located just 2.6 km from Karuiazawa station.

Abhijay Sandilya, CEO of IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, said: “We are very proud to announce the opening of Hotel Indigo Karuizawa, the second Hotel Indigo in Japan and our second hotel in partnership with Tokyo Century Corporation. I’d like to thank Tokyo Century Corporation for their great partnership, which we look forward to continuing for many years.

“IHG is currently experiencing its biggest ever period of growth in Japan, and we see big things ahead for the Hotel Indigo brand. Japan is famous for its rich history, culture, architecture and food, so we think there is great opportunity across Japan for a brand that embraces these elements.”

Yoichiro Nakai, executive vice president of Tokyo Century Corporation, added: “Despite the current circumstance of Covid19, we are pleased that the hotel will be able to open earlier than originally planned. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the town of Karuizawa and local government for their understanding and support.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in the construction, including Kitano Construction Corp and IHG for its global hotel management knowhow. In the development of this hotel, the common area buildings, such as the lobby and restaurants, were constructed using Nagano-grown karamatsu pine, and efforts were made to reduce CO2 emissions and promote a business that contributes to the local economy.”

Local inspiration

The hotel endeavours to capture the underlying spirit of its beautiful setting. Spanning three design-led buildings, the property is home to 147 standard rooms and eight suites, wood-fired Italian restaurant Kagaribi, an all-day dining restaurant focusing on local ingredients, meeting facilities, and The Spa by Harnn featuring three treatment rooms and fitness facilities.

Susumu Fujimaki, mayor of Karuizawa Town, said: “Although the recent corona situation has had an impact on tourism, I feel that the demand for experiences that are stimulated by the beauty of nature and culture continues to grow as people’s sense of values about work and lifestyle are changing. By welcoming Hotel Indigo to Karuizawa, which values the stories of history, culture and nature unique to the region, we hope that everyone will be able to experience the charm of this land anew.”

The general manager of Hotel Indigo’s latest outpost is Megumi Hara.

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El Hotel Indigo Karuizawa hace honor a su localidad

by | 02 Mar 2022 | Proyectos, XX Archive Spanish

La marca de hoteles boutique de alta gama de IHG estrena su hotel lifestyle de 155 habitacioes, que refleja la historia de la ciudad turística japonesa a través de su diseño y oferta de servicios.

Esta impresionante incorporación al portfolio de IHG muestra la determinación del grupo hotelero británico de seguir aumentando su presencia en Asia.

Una nueva experiencia boutique de estilo de vida

Ya abrió el Hotel Indigo Karuizawa, el segundo establecimiento japonés de la marca Hotel Indigo de IHG. El hotel se inspira en el carácter de la ciudad y en su entorno natural, y está situado a sólo 2,6 km de la estación de Karuiazawa.

Abhijay Sandilya, director general de IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, comenta: «Estamos muy orgullosos de anunciar la apertura del Hotel Indigo Karuizawa, el segundo Hotel Indigo en Japón y nuestro segundo hotel en asociación con Tokyo Century Corporation. Me gustaría dar las gracias a Tokyo Century Corporation por su gran colaboración, que esperamos que continúe durante muchos años».

«IHG está experimentando actualmente el mayor período de crecimiento de su historia en Japón, y vemos grandes cosas por delante para la marca Hotel Indigo. Japón es famoso por su rica historia, cultura, arquitectura y comida, por lo que creemos que hay una gran oportunidad en todo Japón para una marca que abarque estos elementos».

Yoichiro Nakai, vicepresidente ejecutivo de Tokyo Century Corporation, añade: «A pesar de las circunstancias actuales del Covid19, nos complace que el hotel pueda abrir antes de lo previsto. Nos gustaría expresar nuestra sincera gratitud a la ciudad de Karuizawa y al gobierno local por su comprensión y apoyo».

«Me gustaría dar las gracias a todos los que participaron en la construcción, incluyendo a Kitano Construction Corp y a IHG por sus conocimientos globales de gestión hotelera. En el desarrollo de este hotel, los edificios de las zonas comunes, como el lobby y los restaurantes, se construyeron con pino karamatsu cultivado en Nagano, y se hicieron esfuerzos para reducir las emisiones de CO2 y promover un negocio que contribuya a la economía local».

Inspiración local

El hotel se esfuerza por captar el espíritu subyacente de su hermoso entorno. Con tres edificios de diseño, el hotel cuenta con 147 habitaciones estándar y ocho suites, el restaurante italiano de leña Kagaribi, un restaurante abierto todo el día con ingredientes locales, instalaciones para reuniones y el Spa by Harnn, con tres salas de tratamiento e instalaciones de fitness.

Susumu Fujimaki, alcalde de la ciudad de Karuizawa, comenta: «Aunque la reciente situación del coronavirus tuvo un impacto en el turismo, creo que la demanda de experiencias estimuladas por la belleza de la naturaleza y la cultura sigue creciendo, ya que el sentido de los valores de la gente sobre el trabajo y el estilo de vida cambió. Al dar la bienvenida a Karuizawa al Hotel Indigo, que valora la historia, la cultura y la naturaleza únicas de la región, esperamos que todo el mundo pueda experimentar de nuevo el encanto de esta tierra».

La directora general del nuevo establecimiento de Hotel Indigo es Megumi Hara.

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El Hotel Indigo es una nueva e innovadora marca diseñada para el viajero consciente del estilo que busca el enfoque individual y las instalaciones de un hotel boutique.

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