CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with PHR Okinawa Hotel Management Ltd., a subsidiary of Ken Corporation, Ltd., for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Naha, Okinawa. Expected to open in late 2015, Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel on the island of Okinawa, Japan.
“We are delighted to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to Okinawa, and are honored to further strengthen our relationship with Ken Corporation Ltd., owner of Hyatt Regency Guam, a company with deep development and management experience,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. “The Hyatt Regency brand is designed to keep people connected and energized, and we feel this hotel will be a perfect fit for the city of Okinawa and the travelers that we know will visit this destination. Japan continues to see a rise in inbound tourism, and we look forward to welcoming guests to Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa.”
Located in Naha, the political, economic and education center of Okinawa, Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa will feature 294 guestrooms, four food and beverage outlets, meeting space, a fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel will be within walking distance to Kokusai-dori, the city’s main tourism and entertainment district. With Naha International Airport less than three miles away, Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa will provide easy access and convenience for business and leisure travelers.
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About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to whom and what matter most to them. More than 150 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who take care of every detail. For more information, visit www.hyattregency.com.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of September 30, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 573 properties in 48 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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