Marriott International today celebrates another milestone in Japan with the opening of its 70th property in the country, the Aloft Osaka Dojima.
With this opening, Marriott International continues its growth in Japan. The company has 70 properties across 18 brands in 21 prefectures, including cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, as well as lesser-known ones like Tochigi, Gifu and Wakayama. With a pipeline of more than 30 additional hotels, including three hotels scheduled to open later this year, the portfolio is poised for continued growth in Japan.
Expanding our presence and bringing more brands and experiences to Japan has been a priority for us. We remain confident in the future of travel and look forward to welcoming domestic and international customers with new and exciting travel options when they are able to travel again.
Rajeev Menon, president, Marriott International Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China)
Select-Service and Collection brands continue to grow in Japan
The new Aloft hotel is centrally located at the crossroads of Osaka's entertainment, shopping, dining and business.
The "Michi-no-eki" portfolio now includes thirteen Fairfield by Marriott hotels located near highway rest areas in Japan. In early 2021, five Fairfield by Marriott hotels opened, including Odai in Mie, Minamiyamashiro in Kyoto, Nikko in Tochigi, Kushimoto in Wakayama and Susami in Wakayama. Later this year, an additional Fairfield by Marriott hotel is expected to open with the arrival of Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Takayama Shokawa.
This summer will see the opening of Japan's fourth Moxy hotel, the Moxy Kyoto Nijo, located in the historic Kyoto Nijo district, near the Nijo Castle World Heritage Site.
The newly opened Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, a Tribute Portfolio hotel, is the second Tribute Portfolio brand property in the country.
Luxury brands continue momentum into 2021 and beyond
Earlier this year, Marriott International celebrated the opening of the first-ever W hotel in Japan with the arrival of W Osaka.
The EDITION luxury brand will continue its expansion with the planned opening of the Tokyo EDITION Hotel, Ginza later this year. The hotel is expected to be EDITION's second property in Japan, following the Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon, which opened in 2020.