InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Osaka Namba in partnership with Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation (JHR).
JHR specialises in hotel property investment and currently owns a total of 38 hotels across Japan. The Holiday Inn Osaka Namba is REIT’s first partnership with IHG.
Hans Heijligers, Head of Japan, IHG said: “We are pleased to bring the Holiday Inn brand to Osaka. Osaka saw a 91 per cent growth in international tourist numbers in 2015.”
The hotel, currently operating as the Hotel Vista Grande Osaka, will rebrand as Holiday Inn Osaka Namba by the end of 2016.
Holiday Inn currently has 1,152 hotels in more than 70 countries. In Japan, there are Holiday Inn hotels in Sapporo, Sendai, Kanazawa and Miyazaki with Osaka now bringing the total to five.