Hilton Grand Vacations to Open New Japan Resort
Monday, January 29, 2018
Hilton Grand Vacations, one of the world’s leading timeshare organizations, recently announced its intent to open a new vacation ownership resort in the nation of Japan. HGV purchased part of an existing property from Hilton to redevelop and repurpose existing land and buildings into an oceanfront resort. The new location will be the company’s first dedicated timeshare property in Japan.
The new Japan timeshare resort will be contained within the existing Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Just 30 minutes from Tokyo, the hotel was recently named “Japan’s Leading Resort” by World Travel Awards. While Hilton will remain the owner of the property and maintain on-site amenities and accommodations, a new portion of the complex will be dedicated to Hilton Grand Vacations Club timeshare owners.
Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations, expressed his excitement about the opening:
“We are pleased to announce our first resort to open in Japan, in collaboration with our esteemed partner Hilton, in this scenic location close to Tokyo, which has consistently been a top choice for vacations by our owners and guests. We look forward to working with the city of Odawara to promote tourism and contribute to the vibrant local economy.”
The Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa will be HGV’s first timeshare property to open in Japan. However, the brand announced their first property intended for the Asian nation, the Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort, back in November of 2017. That resort is still in development, with an anticipated opening date of 2020.
Tim Soper, who serves as the vice president of operations for Japan, Korea, and Micronesia for Hilton, spoke to the growing popularity of Japan among avid travelers:
“With the Japanese government’s aim to welcome 40 million tourists by 2020, we see great continuing potential in providing more offerings to an ever-expanding and diverse group of travellers. Part of how we will do so is to offer our guests the best of both worlds by working with key tourism players, including Hilton Grand Vacations.”
For more information on the Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa or HGV’s other planned Japan timeshare properties, read the full press release.