Hilton Grand Vacations Announces New Japan Resort
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Timeshare giant Hilton Grand Vacations has entered into an agreement with Mori Trust to develop the brand’s first dedicated timeshare resort in the Japanese market. Dubbed the Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort, the mixed-use property will feature a Hilton-branded hotel as well as a specific facility for Hilton Grand Vacations Club members.
The new development will be constructed on Japan’s Sesokojima Island. The first phase of the project, the Hilton-branded hotel, will include upscale living spaces, two gourmet restaurants, a lounge, event spaces, fitness facilities, breathtaking ocean views, and more. The Mori Trust will begin constructing the development with plans to open the resort by 2020.
The second phase is the dedicated Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare space, which will be open to HGV members and owners. Timeshare owners will have the distinct luxury of enjoying one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments spread over a private 132-unit building, while also taking full advantage of the property’s complete facilities and amenities. Timeshares will be sold by fixed weeks and flex weeks, though current Hilton Grand Vacations members may be able to use points or other internal exchange options to secure weeks at the resort.
Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations, had this to say about the project:
“Hilton Grand Vacations is very pleased to work with such esteemed partners as Mori Trust and Hilton to deliver an exceptional resort experience in this very scenic Okinawa location. We have more than 56,000 Club Member families in Japan, with Okinawa being a top requested domestic destination, and we believe there will be strong demand for this resort from both existing and prospective owners. Additionally, this project marks an important step in our long-term approach to development in Asia.”
Popular among both domestic and international vacationers, Okinawa offers a multitude of some of Japan’s best attractions. The Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort will put guests and owners close to high-demand spots like Okinawa Chura-umi Aquarium, Nakijin Castle, Motobu Port, and more. Beaches are not far to reach, and offer magnificent views of Iejima Island off the coast.
Miwako Date, president of Mori Trust, expressed his excitement heading into the development:
“In addition to announcing our partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations and Hilton, Mori Trust is also delighted to introduce the attractions of Japan to international travellers through Sesokojima Island, a place surrounded by beautiful beaches and the ocean. Our cooperation with Hilton Grand Vacations and Hilton, which have a strong legacy in hospitality, ensures that both domestic and international travellers, including those planning mid- to long-term stays, will enjoy their experience.”
For more information on the upcoming Hilton Grand Vacations resort, read the official press release.