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Hilton to manage hotel in Okinawa

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Hilton has signed a management agreement with Dijaya Land Development to manage Hilton Okinawa Kin in Kin, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa.

Scheduled to open in 2016, the 190-room Hilton Okinawa Kin will be part of an integrated resort development located on the eastern side of Okinawa’s main island facing Kin Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

The 12-story Hilton Okinawa Kin is approximately 48 kilometers away from Naha International Airport and benefits from excellent access to the Kin Okinawa Expressway as well as direct access to Naha City.

Kin also offers access to a variety of sightseeing spots including Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa National Ocean Park, Kokusai Street, Shuri Castle, Statue of Himeyuri and the northern resort areas.

The hotel will offer an all-day-dining restaurant, one specialty restaurant and a bar. It will also have a business lounge, meeting rooms, boardrooms and a ballroom, plus recreational facilities such as a fitness club, a spa, a car park and swimming pool.

“Okinawa is one of the most sought after destinations for domestic travelers in Japan, and is growing in popularity among tourists from Korea, Taiwan and China. Our partnership with Hilton Worldwide is a significant milestone for us as it combines the expertise of a truly global, award-winning hospitality company with our strong track record in residential and commercial developments,” said Dato’ Dickson Tan, Group Managing Director, Dijaya Land Development Sdn Bhd. “The Hilton Okinawa Kin will be part of the first integrated resort development of its kind in Okinawa and we are confident that it will be well placed to meet the demands of both domestic and international travelers looking for world-class accommodation in Okinawa.”

Contributing close to US$5 billion annually, tourism is Okinawa’s largest industry and the prefecture welcomes nearly 5.9 million visitors a year. Kin is a destination offering traditional Okinawan culture where visitors can enjoy nature and numerous outdoor as well as eco-tourism activities such as kayaking and bird watching. Famous for its rich water resources, Kin also offers a number of spring water wells including the “Ukkagah” spring, a cultural landmark in Kin, which is also known as “The Fountain of Longevity” and has the largest supply of spring water in Okinawa. The Kin Municipal government has also earmarked a redevelopment plan to introduce sports, medical and other healthcare facilities to Kin.

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I hope I can afford to go there when it opens--Okinawa is wonderful, beyond belief.

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It is as you write, ruthgottstein, Okinawa is wonderful, beyond belief.

It has gorgeous oceans, its own culture, its own music, food, traditions and language.

Which is one of the reasons I cannot understand why it is infested with military bases.

Year after year income from tourism increases.

As the article states, it is far and above the biggest income source for Okinawa.

It needs the land used by military bases to be returned so that it can expand.

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As the article states, it is far and above the biggest income source for Okinawa.

Actually, the article states that tourism is Okinawa’s largest industry.

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I'm glad that Okinawa will have a Hilton. This should of happened decades ago. I was stationed there in 1980-81 and had a good time. These days I stay connected via internet radio. I wish only the best for this beautiful island and its people.

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I'm glad that Okinawa will have a Hilton. This should of happened decades ago.

Okinawa DID have a Hilton decades ago. On top of the mountain in Rycom on the road up behind Kubasaki High School. I was stationed on Okinawa '70 - '79.

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Which is one of the reasons I cannot understand why it is infested with military bases.

Why are attempting to make this article political? It's about a hotel and saying nothing about military bases. Besides, as you astutely mention, tourism increases year after year. So apparently the bases aren't having much of a negative affect, are they?

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Hilton must be planning for future Okinawan tourism growth. From mainland China, mainland Japan, America, etc. Hilton may be expensive but it is in hotel business. Must have done extensive research before Sands, Wynn and MGM expand to Okinawa.

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