Kagoshima opening brings Sheraton’s global brand transformation to Japan

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Sheraton Kagoshima has opened in Japan’s ‘Naples of the East’ as a reflection of the Sheraton brand’s promise to provide hotels where the world comes together.

Opening as the 150th Sheraton property in Asia-Pacific and the brand’s first property in Japan, this hotel exemplifies the modernised design concept of its global transformation journey.

A milestone opening

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Sheraton Kagoshima on Japan’s Kyushu island. Set on a picturesque bay with a backdrop of Mount Sakurajima, the property is curated to provide a gathering space for both guests and locals wanting to connect.

Often compared to the Italian city of Naples, Kagoshima is known for its mild climate, palm-lined streets, bay location and proximity to a stratovolcano. The hotel places guests close to sites including Shiroyama Park and half an hour by car from Kagoshima Airport.

“The opening of Sheraton Kagoshima marks another exciting milestone in the Sheraton journey as our first property in Japan to embody the brand’s global design transformation, just in time for the summer travel season and beyond,” said Amanda Nichols, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.

“From the beaches and ancient forests to the great volcanoes, Kagoshima is a beautifully scenic seaside city primed for exploration and connection for all.”

Takeki Toda, General Manager, Sheraton Kagoshima, commented: “Whether guests are visiting for leisure or business, we look forward to welcoming guests at Sheraton Kagoshima, which captures the warm spirit and character of our city with its new design, inviting spaces, and warm Japanese hospitality.”

Space curated for connections

The heart of Sheraton Kagoshima is its lobby, which is designed to feel like a public square with open space defined by its double-height ceiling, greenery-covered walls and warm natural lighting that invites people to join together.

The hotel has many of the signature elements defining the brand’s new vision, from its inviting, purpose-built workspace known as The Community Table to Sheraton’s signature Booths for quiet space and privacy.

Within the property, the three restaurants and two bars are designed to showcase Kagoshima’s local culinary scene. &More by Sheraton combines a bar, coffee bar and market for a seamless transition between day and night options, while the hotel’s casual all-day dining restaurant Daily Social offers a buffet and à la carte items.

Other specialist dining destinations here include the signature restaurant FLYING HOG GRILL offering specialties like Kurobuta black pork, the modern Japanese restaurant and sake bar SATSUMAGMA, and the glasshouse-inspired VIVARIUM for cocktails.

Sheraton Kagoshima has a total of 228 guest rooms and suites, all pairing light wood decor with views overlooking Sakurajima and Kagoshima city. These rooms are designed to showcase the natural beauty of the hotel’s surroundings through open-plan interiors that incorporate local materials. Club rooms and suites are located on the upper floors and suites come with access to the Sheraton Club.

The property encompasses three event spaces spanning 6,565 sq m altogether. Additional guest facilities then include a fitness centre and the hotel’s spa with Japanese onsen.