Best Western International Asia
has signed an agreement with Kachikaihatsu Co. Ltd. in Japan to develop
its hotel portfolio in the country.
Kachikaihatsu is mainly engaged in real estate businesses including leasing, operations, trading, investigation, planning, market analysis and
real estate management.
A total of 500 rooms
within three hotels in Sapporo, Oita and Okinawa will be added to the Best Western portfolio in 2009. In Japan, Best Western International has 16 hotels in operations and
development. By 2010, there will be a total of over 2,600 rooms in Japan.
Best Western International Vice President for International Operations in Asia Glenn de Souza
said, “We are thrilled about this new partnership with a prominent company. This event is significant for us since it supports our plans
for the region and reinforces our presence in the country.”
In Asia, there are currently over 130 Best Western properties in operations and different stages of development across 14 countries in the
region. The aim of Best Western International is to achieve 200 hotels in Asia by the year 2010.
Existing Best Western hotels in Japan
include: BW Premier Nagasaki Hotel, BW Hotel Takayama, BW Kochi, BW Joytel Osaka, BW Wakayama, BW
Shinjuku Astina Hotel, BW Hotel Newscity, BW Tosu and BW Sendai.
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