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Hilton Celebrates 60 Remarkable Years in Japan

Hilton Japan - 60th anniversary team member image at Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort
Hilton marks its 60th anniversary in Japan with special stay and wedding packages, original Hilton menus, and a Carbon Neutral Meeting offer

TOKYO, Japan and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) commemorates its 60th anniversary in Japan this year and has launched a series of promotions across Japan in celebration of this significant milestone till year end.

Tokyo Hilton (currently Hilton Tokyo) was opened by Hilton’s founder, Conrad Hilton, in Nagata-cho, Tokyo, on June 20, 1963, as the first international hotel in Japan.

Over the past 60 years, Hilton has pioneered various innovations in Japan’s hospitality industry, such as offering a sommelier in a hotel and introducing Japan’s first dessert buffet in 1984 when the hotel moved to Nishi-Shinjuku.

“We are proud to commemorate Hilton’s landmark 60th anniversary in Japan. Since opening our first hotel in 1963, we have grown our footprint to 23 hotels across six brands. In addition, we have ten hotels in our pipeline, and are excited to debut two new brands, Waldorf Astoria and Canopy by Hilton, in this highly important market,” said Timothy Soper, area vice president, head of Japan, Korea & Micronesia, Hilton. “I am deeply grateful to everyone who has helped to build Hilton’s legacy and drive our extraordinary growth over these past decades. We stay focused on delivering exceptional service and pioneering new innovations to meet the evolving needs of our guests, and creating positive environmental and social impact in Japan through our ESG strategy, ‘Travel with Purpose’.”

Here is the full list of hotel-based promotions:

Hilton Japan 60th Anniversary Stay and Wedding Packages

  • Conrad Tokyo offers a luxurious '60th Anniversary Celebration' package, which includes two nights in a Bay View Suite with a variety of special offers. This package is available from June 20 to Dec. 17, 2023, for 600,000 yen (including tax and service charge, only accommodation tax will be added at checkout). A 60th Anniversary spa package is also available.
  • Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk offers a wedding package with six special gifts, which includes three twin rooms, special cocktails, and 60 Hilton Bears, to new guests who visit between June 20 and Dec. 29, 2023, and register to have their wedding at the property within 60 hours of their visit.
  • Hilton Tokyo Bay offers a special 60th anniversary wedding package with special benefits such as a complimentary chapel wedding, limited to the first 60 couples who sign up for the package, till Dec. 25, 2023. Accommodation and restaurant vouchers are available to those who sign up and provide proof of a personal affiliation with the number '60' (for example, "60" when adding up the couple's ages, or have "60" at the end of their phone number, etc.).
Conrad Tokyo - Aerial Exterior
Conrad Tokyo

Hilton Japan 60th Anniversary Menus

  • Hilton Niseko Village announces the '60th Anniversary Teppanyaki Dinner Menu’ at its restaurant, Teppanyaki Pirka. This special menu promises an extraordinary dining experience for two. Additionally, MELT Bar & Grill offers a distinctive menu that combines local produce with the signature style of Hilton.
  • Hilton Tokyo offers a special '60th Anniversary Banana Bread’, a cherished favorite among guests since the hotel’s opening in 1963. Additionally, Hilton Tokyo presents the 'H60 Pina Colada’, a novel interpretation of Hilton's original cocktail, the Pina Colada.
  • Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa presents three special menu items at its Lobby Lounge. The 'Ume (Japanese plum) Margarita’, a cocktail crafted with Odawara's locally produced green ume that has been marinated in tequila; the 'Sustainable Special Bouillabaisse' prepared with sustainably sourced seafood and fish procured from the sea surrounding Odawara; and the 'Hilton Odawara Special Banana Parfait’.
  • Hilton Nagoya introduces two special dishes, the ‘Hilton 60th Anniversary Red Velvet Cake’, which is an interpretation of the red velvet cake said to have originated at the Waldorf Astoria New York in the 1920s; and the ‘60th Anniversary Hilton Nagoya Tower Burger’, a hearty burger filled with distinctive Nagoya specialties, including miso katsu and deep-fried chicken wings.
  • Hilton Osaka presents a '60th Anniversary Dine-Around Dinner Course' for two, a unique experience of four distinct restaurants within the hotel during a single visit. The course includes paired beverages and a souvenir for 60,000 yen per couple, inclusive of tax and service charge. Additionally, Hilton Osaka also offers a '60th Anniversary Sake Tasting Set' at its restaurant KawaUme as part of its celebratory offerings.
  • Hilton Hiroshima offers a select menu of teppanyaki, champagne, and caviar priced at 60,000 yen per couple, including tax and service charges. The dining experience is hosted at its Japanese restaurant, Sensui, supervised by Michelin-starred chef. Furthermore, Hilton Hiroshima prepares its signature banana bread, subtly infused with the essence of Setouchi lemons, as well as its exclusive Gugelhupf-style ‘Banana Lemon Cake’
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Naha Shuri Castle celebrates with special menus at its all-day dining Grand Castle Dining, cafe lounge Grand Castle Cafe, and Shunten Chinese Restaurant. The menus include an array of creative dishes such as 60cm sushi, and ‘Fried Shrimp with 60 Chillies in a Hot Sauce’. In addition, unique menu options such as ‘Pina Colada Dessert’ and ‘60th Anniversary Cookies’ are available.
  • Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort, the latest addition to Hilton’s portfolio in Japan, presents the ‘Miyakorada Cocktail’, a reimagined version of Hilton's classic Pina Colada cocktail. This unique blend incorporates homemade coconut cream, freshly sourced 100% Miyakojima sugar cane rum and pineapple juice.

Carbon Neutral Meeting Promotion

Hilton presents a "Carbon Neutral Meetings" program, enabling meeting and event organizers to support sustainable development projects, reduce emissions, and protect the environment. 

Hilton has partnered globally with ClimeCo, a carbon credit development and distribution company, to procure carbon credits on a worldwide basis for guests hosting meetings and events at participating hotels.

For clients who confirm their residential meetings at any participating Hilton hotel in Japan between July 1 and Dec. 31, the host hotel will purchase carbon credits to offset corresponding carbon emissions, to make the client’s meeting carbon neutral. 

60 Years of Hilton in Japan

History

Conrad Hilton buys a hotel in Cisco, Texas

Hilton's history
started from that day

Hilton Tokyo opens

First Chinese Buffet in Japan started at Hilton Tokyo

Hilton Tokyo moves to Shinjuku from Nagata‑cho

and First Dessert Buffet in Japan started at Hilton Tokyo

Hilton Osaka opens

Hilton Tokyo Bay opens

Hilton Nagoya opens

and First Curry Buffet in Japan started at Hilton Nagoya

First Christmas Train charity in Japan (Hilton Nagoya)

Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport opens

Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa opens

Conrad Tokyo opens

Conrad Hotels & Resorts enters Japan

Hilton Niseko Village opens

Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk opens

DoubleTree by Hilton Naha opens

DoubleTree by Hilton enters Japan

Hilton celebrates its 50th year of trading in Japan

Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort opens

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba opens

DoubleTree by Hilton Naha Shuri Castle opens

Conrad Osaka opens

KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, Curio Collection by Hilton opens

Curio Collection by Hilton enters Japan and DoubleTree by Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort opens

Hilton 100th anniversary

Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort opens

ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts opens

LXR Hotels & Resorts enters Japan and Hilton Nagasaki opens

Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma opens

Hilton Garden Inn enters Japan and Hilton Hiroshima opens

To The Future

Hilton celebrates its 60th year of trading in Japan

Canopy by Hilton Osaka Umeda opens

Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi opens

and Conrad Nagoya (pictured) opens

Hilton Sapporo Park opens


About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube