TOKYO, Japan and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Ken Corporation Ltd. to launch Hilton Yokohama in autumn 2023. The hotel will be situated in Minato Mirai 21, a seaside urban area in central Yokohama within the Kanagawa prefecture. This marks Hilton’s first property in Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo.
Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton, said, “We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with Ken Corporation with the signing of Hilton Yokohama following many years of shared success with Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. Appealing to both leisure and business travelers, Yokohama is home to a number of manufacturing companies and R&D hubs, plays host to international conferences and corporate events and leisure options in the destination are aplenty with opportunities for sightseeing, entertainment, and dining. Our strong partnership, building on the expertise of Ken Corporation, as well as the strength of Hilton’s commercial engine, will enable us to offer world-class services for guests visiting Yokohama when it opens in two years.”
Hilton Yokohama is approximately 20 kilometers from Haneda Airport and conveniently located within a 10-minute walk from Yokohama station offering excellent access to popular sightseeing spots such as Japan’s largest Chinatown, Kamakura as well as Tokyo metropolitan area.
Hilton Yokohama is a part of Ken Corporation’s mixed-use development project “K-Arena” in Minato Mirai 21. The project site, named “Music Terrace” and set to open in autumn 2023, includes one of the world's largest music venues, “K-Arena Yokohama” — which can accommodate approximately 20,000 people, the “K-Tower Yokohama” office building and the Hilton Yokohama. The 339-room hotel will offer facilities including a fitness center, an executive lounge and meeting spaces. Guests will have a selection of dining options from the hotel’s all-day dining, a specialty restaurant and a café and bar lounge.
Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton said, “For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has proudly welcomed the world’s travelers. With nearly 600 hotels in the most sought-after destinations across six continents now, today the brand remains renowned for the exceptional service and hospitality it provides every guest who walks through its doors. We are delighted to launch our flagship presence in Yokohama in a strategic location in Minato Mirai 21 which is the ideal base for both business and leisure travelers when they travel to Yokohama."
"We are delighted to welcome Hilton, a global leader in the industry, to Yokohama and the ‘K-Arena’ project," said Shigeru Sato, CEO of Ken Corporation. "We're confident that the Hilton Yokohama will serve as a key driver to Yokohama's future growth and urban development, which will include the world's largest concert hall. Situated conveniently near the railway station and office districts, the hotel offers a new destination for domestic and international guests to socialize and enjoy their time, all against a magnificent waterfront backdrop."
The hotel is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct brands. 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.
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.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Hotels & Resorts by booking at hiltonhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/hhr, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.