30 MAY 2019 — IHG® will open ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shinano-omachi Kuroyon in 2020, following the signing of a management agreement with Kanden Amenix Co., Ltd.
Guests at the hotel, which is the second Holiday Inn Resort in Japan, can look forward to world-class facilities including a restaurant, swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, golf course, hot spring bath and gym, as well as a variety of activities that can be enjoyed in every season.
The hotel long been a favourite with visitors to Kurboe Dam who are looking for an experience that’s immersed in nature. In Q2 2020 it will reopen as ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shinano-omachi Kuroyon following a full renovation of its 73 rooms, with with another 30 rooms opening the following year.
Yutaka Maruyama, Chief Development Officer of IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, said: “We are very excited to open the world-famous Holiday Inn Resort brand in such famous Japanese tourism destination as Nagano. This hotel has a long history of attracting visitors from around Japan and overseas, and now we are looking forward to bringing it to life in a new way as a Holiday Inn, with the power of the IHG global network behind it”.
Yutaka Inada, Chief Executive Officer at Kanden Amenix Co., Ltd, said: “We are pleased to have signed a management agreement with IHG, one of the world’s largest hotel operators. Shinano-omachi is a gateway city for the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, and has easy access to Hakuba, Azumino and Kamikochi area, which have long been favourite destinations for Japanese tourists. ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shinano-omachi Kuroyon will offer a great experience to visitors from around the world, and we will be proud to introduce them to this beautiful destination.”
The hotel is located in the north western part of Nagano Prefecture, Omachi City, where is well known as a nature-rich sightseeing destination, surrounded by Northern Alps. The city is the gateway to the Nagano prefecture side of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, known as the “Roof of Japan” as it passes through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama. In recent years the number of domestic and overseas travellers has increased, attracting visitors who are looking to enjoy beautiful surrounds and winter sports in Hakuba, one of the largest and highest quality ski resorts in Japan.
Holiday Inn brand family is the largest hotel brand in the world, with more than 4,000 hotels open and more than 1,000 in the pipeline. In Japan, IHG currently has 32 hotels operating under three brands, including: (ANA) InterContinental, ANA Crowne Plaza and ANA Holiday Inn, with another 5 in the pipeline, including Hotel Indigo and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.