The leading and innovative hospitality company that currently operates 38 facilities in Japan and oversea will debut a brand new HOSHINOYA Property in the spring of 2020. HOSHINOYA Okinawa will open in Yomitan Village in the Okinawa Prefecture. This will become the eighth HOSHINOYA property in the world and the second in Okinawa (following HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island, which is located on Taketomi Island, a part of the Yaeyama archipelago).
HOSHINOYA Okinawa resides right in front of a reef pool (called “Ino” in Okinawa), a place where visitors can gaze at the scenery of a shallow and calm sea surrounded by coral reefs. The facility is surrounded by walls inspired by "gusuku" --- historical castle sites on the Amami Islands in Okinawa comprised of wooden buildings surrounded by walls made from signature Ryukyu limestone rock. The hotel buildings and vegetable gardens will be set up behind these walls, providing you an authentic Okinawan sojourn and lodging. HOSHINOYA Okinawa aims to be the best luxury resort in Okinawa, providing services matching the highest of international standards, such as ocean views from every room, suites of about 200 square meters with private pools, and public spaces where you can enjoy various activities, including pools with a perfect view of the sunset.
All the rooms in HOSHINOYA Fuji comes with a view of the lake and Mt. Fuji - read more about my incredible glamping experience at this luxurious property in Fujikawaguchiko in Japan!
The leading and innovative hospitality company that currently operates 38 facilities in Japan and oversea will debut a brand new HOSHINOYA Property in the spring of 2020.
Hoshino Resorts will be unveiling the Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Karuizawa on 05 February 2019 and this brand new property aims to free modern travellers from time constraints and obligations. The always-open public spaces within the property will allow guests to tailor their vacation to their personal needs and preferences and it aims to replicate "a night at one's best friend's house" with the beautiful communal space. In recognition of the different travel preferences of people in their 20's, Hoshino Resorts has designed BEB5 Karuizawa to inculcate the spirit of discovery and surprise.
The Hoshino Resort KAI Ito in Shizuoka Prefecture is slated to reopen in December 2018 after completing a complete renovation of its large public hot spring, lobby, and guest rooms. All 30 guest rooms in this beautiful property will come in four varieties and they will be relaunched as locally-themed rooms known as “Ito Hanagoyomi no Ma” (Ito Floral Calendar Rooms), KAI Signature Room.
Hoshino Resorts will be unveiling a brand new KAI property in the Hakone district on 27 July 2018 and this will become the 15th property under the greater brand umbrella. The KAI Sengokuhara will become the second KAI brand in Hakone (the current KAI Hakone is situated along the Sukumo River), and it will feature private hot spring baths in each of its 16 guest rooms.
Staying in a traditional Japanese inn (otherwise known as ryokan) is something that everyone should at least experience once. I have fond memories of a particular ryokan that I stayed in with my family when I was a lot younger and therefore, I decided to stay at KAI Nikko which is operated by one of the most well-known luxury ryokan brands in Japan, Hoshino Resorts. On this very same trip, I also checked out the luxurious modern ryokan which is right smack in Tokyo's Otemachi financial district - the HOSHINOYA Tokyo.
Even though I had already made plans to visit a number of excellent hotels during my stay in Tokyo, the HOSHINOYA Tokyo was my most anticipated property and it was awarded a spot on the much-coveted Condé Nast Traveler’s ”Gold List 2018” a few months prior to my visit. Now most travellers are familiar with the concept of a traditional Japanese ryokan where tatami mats and onsen are typically associated with. The 17-storey HOSHINOYA Tokyo combines the best of modernity with century-old traditions to create a haven right in the heart of Tokyo's Otemachi financial district.
It always pays to travel when you are still young and Hoshino Resorts is currently offering all young travellers between the age of 20 and 29 the chance to visit all participating KAI properties at a jaw-dropping rate of JPY 19,000 Nett (approximately S$230) per person for one night - two meals are provided on each stay. This is valid across all 14 KAI locations from 01 December 2017 to 31 March 2018.