Tokyu Hotels adapts to Japan’s changing future
Executives at Tokyu Hotels are looking to the future while conscious of new rules of engagement motivated by the pandemic.
As one of the largest hotel chains in Japan, Tokyu Hotels Group has always stepped up to take the initiative in an emergency, its executives said, and that has been the case in the current COVID-19 crisis.
The Tokyo-based hotel firm formed in 2001, although its parent company opened its first hotel in Tokyo all the way back in 1960. It now has three brands—Tokyu Hotel, Excel Hotel Tokyu and Tokyu REI Hotel—and 47 properties with 12,000 rooms and 3,400 employees.
All but five of its hotels are in Japan. In June, Tokyu opened the 230-room Yokohama Tokyu REI, which was delayed from an initial opening in April, and opened the 200-room Fujisan Mishima Tokyu. Its five hotels outside the country are all a part of partnerships, with two hotels in Hawaii and three in Taiwan.
Two hotels in Japan also are joint ventures.