TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nikko Hotels International, JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.’s international luxury hotel group, announced that it will open Hotel Nikko Bangkok in 2017. The new luxury hotel is now being built in Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital city. It will be the first Nikko Hotels International property in Thailand. However, Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., JAL Hotels’ parent company, operates The Okura Prestige Bangkok, a luxury property in Bangkok.
Hotel Nikko Bangkok will be located in an area that is often described as ‘Japan Town,’ where many Japanese and other expats reside. The neighborhood has become a trendy area of the city in recent years, with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel, in addition to being in this lively part of town, will also be convenient: the nearest Skytrain station, Thong Lo, is only a three-minute walk from the hotel, and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) away.
The 300-room Hotel Nikko Bangkok will occupy 20 floors above ground and four floors in the basement. The hotel’s facilities will include Japanese and all-day dining restaurants, an executive lounge, five banquet and meeting rooms, a fitness club and a rooftop pool.
In June this year, JAL Hotels signed a contract to operate the hotel with Aspire Enterprise Co., Ltd. headquartered in Bangkok. Aspire Enterprise Co., Ltd. manages three other hotels.
Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. intends to expand its portfolio to 100 properties around the world including Nikko Hotels International properties. JAL Hotels will open two properties in China soon, the 400-room Hotel Nikko Guangzhou in November 2014 and the 478-room Hotel Nikko Suzhou in 2015.
About JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.
JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., an international hospitality company, headquartered in Tokyo, is a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., which has extensive business operations in hospitality and related industries and also manages Okura Hotels & Resorts, a network of 25 hotels in and outside Japan. JAL Hotels manages 47 hotels with a total of 15,086 guest rooms in two groups: Nikko Hotels International, an international luxury hotel group with properties on three continents; and Hotel JAL City, mid-priced business hotels in Japan.