Kagoshima (Japan) – September 5, 2015 (travelindex.com) – Best Western International has opened its first hotel in the Japanese city of Kagoshima, where all rooms offer spectacular views of the Sakurajima volcano. Located in southwest Japan’s Kyushu Island, Kagoshima is nicknamed the Naples of the East due to its scenic bayside location, overlooked by the stunning volcano.
The new BEST WESTERN Rembrandt Hotel Kagoshima Resort offers an ideal location for all travelers, with all 199 contemporary rooms overlooking Kinkoh Bay and imposing caldera beyond.
Guests will also be able to unwind at the outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, or sample modern Japanese cuisine at the hotel’s excellent restaurant. For the corporate market, there is also 230m² of meeting space.
“Japan was the location of Best Western International’s first hotel in Asia, and I am delighted to be able to continue our company’s proud history in this exciting country,” said Ron Pohl, Best Western International’s Senior Vice President of Brand Management.
“With its ideal location, contemporary design and range of amenities, BEST WESTERN Rembrandt Hotel Kagoshima Resort is another wonderful addition to our extensive portfolio in Japan,” Mr. Pohl added.
Olivier Berrivin, Best Western International’s Managing Director of International Operations – Asia, commented; “With plans to attract 20 million international visitors by 2020, Japan is a country on the rise. Best Western offers a large collection of modern, international hotels across the country, and I am thrilled that we are now able to welcome visitors to the up-and-coming city of Kagoshima.”
With a warm climate and numerous visitor attractions, including the Kagoshima City Aquarium, Amuran Ferris Wheel and its stunning volcanic landscape, Kagoshima is a popular tourist destination. The city is also very accessible, with an international airport and Shinkansen bullet train connections.
Best Western International now has a portfolio of 14 hotels in 11 key cities across Japan.
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