- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) and Shin-Osaka Hospitality GK, an affiliate company of Pacifica Capital KK which asset-manages the hotel, have signed a franchise agreement to open Holiday Inn & Suites Shin Osaka on 1 October 2020.
Holiday Inn & Suites Shin Osaka will be the first Holiday Inn in Japan to offer a suites product, with 126 of its 185 rooms featuring an apartment-style kitchen, dining room and laundry room. Each guest suite will be a spacious 30-45 square metres in size, making them exceptionally comfortable for long-term business stays, as well as for families and groups. Standard rooms will be fresh, comfortable spaces for shorter stays for 1-2 guests.
The hotel, which boasts bright open spaces and modern décor, will offer all-day dining, meeting spaces, fitness facilities and ample parking, in addition to its spacious, contemporary rooms.
Holiday Inn & Suites Shin Osaka is located within walking distance from Shin-Osaka Station, the gateway to most areas of Japan with Shinkansen (bullet train) connections, making it the perfect base for business, group, leisure and long-stay travelers, as well as those who are connecting to nearby Shinkansen services.
Abhijay Sandilya, Vice President Development – Australasia, Japan and Pacific, commented: “Holiday Inn is the world’s largest brand family, with more than 4,100 worldwide under the Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express flag, offering the Joy of Travel and warmhearted service since 1952. The opening of Holiday Inn & Suites Shin-Osaka will provide travellers to Osaka with more choices and convenience, with the ability to choose from standard hotel rooms to spacious suites, which are so highly valued by guests. We are so proud to start working with Pacifica Capital K.K. and Shin-Osaka Hospitality GK and look forward to building a long-term partnership.”
Seth Sulkin, CEO of Pacifica Capital KK and Shin-Osaka Hospitality GK, commented: “We are excited to introduce Japan’s first Holiday Inn with a suites offering with this wonderful property and look forward to strong distribution from IHG’s loyal members and developing a broader relationship with IHG.”
IHG currently brands or operates 34 hotels in Japan under the (ANA) InterContinental, (ANA) Crowne Plaza, (ANA) Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo brands. Holiday Inn & Suites Shin Osaka will be the second Holiday Inn to open in Japan in 2020, following ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shinano Omachi Kuroyon, which opened on 1 July 2020.