Hilton has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Japan with the opening of the Hilton Hiroshima, the brand’s 600th hotel worldwide and first property in the city.
The hotel is located within a 10-minute drive from Hiroshima Station and within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Atomic Bomb Dome, and Peace Memorial Park.
Guests will also enjoy easy access to major dining, shopping and sightseeing spots such as the Hiroshima Castle and Itsukushima Shrine with its famous floating torii gate.
The hotel overlooks the cityscape of Hiroshima, with views of the Seto Inland Sea and mountains in the distance.
“With Hilton’s extensive experience in Japan, we are incredibly honored to partner with Setouchi Brand Corporation to set a benchmark for hospitality in the region,” said Timothy Soper, area vice president, head of Japan, Korea, and Micronesia, Hilton. “Being at the heart of both commerce and tourism, Hilton Hiroshima has been designed to meet the needs of both leisure and business travelers alike, as well as visitors attending international conferences and exhibitions. With Japan set to host the G7 summit in Hiroshima next year, we look forward to welcoming both international and domestic guests with Hilton’s signature hospitality.”
The 420-room Hilton Hiroshima features one of the largest convention facilities in the region, and can accommodate MICE events of more than 1,000 people with 19 banquet and meeting rooms offering the latest LED technology and state-of-the-art AV equipment.
Additional hotel facilities include four restaurants, an executive lounge, a wedding chapel, a fitness center, an indoor pool, sauna and the first L’Occitane Spa to open in the region.
Shin Isaka, Chief Executive Officer, Setouchi Brand Corporation, said, “As an international city of peace, there is a strong demand for Hiroshima to host peace-related academic conferences and international meetings. The opening of Hilton Hiroshima with extensive conference facilities in the city center near Peace Boulevard has been a long-held dream, and this would not have been possible without the confidence and support our partners, such as Hilton, have placed in us. We look forward to warmly welcoming guests from around the world to this new landmark, which will offer a unique experience of the cuisine, history, and culture of Hiroshima including the Seto Inland Sea with the Tatobi (the beauty of multiple islands).”
Hilton Hiroshima participates in Hilton Honors. Members who book directly on the Hilton website have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the Hilton Honors mobile app, where members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a digital key.© Travel News Asia