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Park Hyatt Kyoto Opens its Doors to Guests in Japan

Park Hyatt Kyoto Opens its Doors to Guests in Japan

Hyatt Hotels announced that the Park Hyatt Kyoto had opened its doors to guests.
The new property is located in the Higashiyama historic district in the city, known as the birthplace of the Japanese tea ceremony, the Ikebana flower arrangement, and the Japanese Zen gardens.  It is located next to the Kodai-ii, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism, whose gardens are a nationally designated Historic Site and Place …

Tokyo Motor Show’s ‘Open Future’ Highlights EVs and Wild Concept Cars

The biennial Tokyo Motor Show is a showcase of the automobile industry’s wish list for futuristic technology, and was the first Tokyo show without a major figure in the Japanese auto industry, former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in 2018 for financial misconduct, a charge he has denied.
Held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center on the shores of Tokyo Bay, the show opens to the public on …

American Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

American Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

American Airlines will inaugurate service linking Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport with its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport next March.
The airline currently operates two flights from Dallas to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, one flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Narita, and one from Los Angles to Haneda.
With the launch of the DFW-Haneda service, American and its joint-venture partner Japan Airlines will operate a total of five daily non-stop flights …

Japan Airlines to Move Moscow Flights to Sheremetyevo Airport in 2020

Japan Airlines to Move Moscow Flights to Sheremetyevo Airport in 2020

Japan Airlines announced plans to relocate its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo International Airport next year.
The move comes as a result of an expansion of its partnership with Aeroflot Russian Airlines, whose hub is at Sheremetyevo.  The shift will allow easier connections by passengers arriving on JAL flights with Aeroflot’s extensive network in Russia.
Once the airline relocates next year, it will launch a codeshare partnership with Aeroflot.
Founded in 1923, Aeroflot is …

Okura Tokyo Hotel Reopens Following $1 Billion Makeover

Okura Tokyo Hotel Reopens Following $1 Billion Makeover

The Okura Tokyo reopened its doors to guests after being rebuilt from the ground up in a $1 billion renovation project.
Then known as the Hotel Okura Tokyo, the property, which closed its doors in August 2015, is a 1960s hotel that has hosted every U.S. president since Richard Nixon and that has been the site of several international summits.
The hotel, which had two wings, was completely rebuilt over the four-year …

Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta Air Lines announced plans to open a Sky Club lounge at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
The 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) lounge will treat travelers to a variety of Japanese and international food offerings including what the airline terms “healthy options.”
The lounge will also feature a bar with a variety of cocktails and wine selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Other amenities will include shower suites, Wi-Fi, and power outlets at most every seat.
Delta …

Kahala Hotel to Expand into Japan with Yokohama Property

Kahala Hotel to Expand into Japan with Yokohama Property

Resorttrust Group, owner of the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Hawaii, announced plans to expand the Kahala brand into Japan and will open the Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama next year.
The new property will combine “Hawaii’s intellectually stimulating and sensual Aloha spirit with Yokohama’s reverence for and history of adopting world cultures,” the company said.
The 146-key hotel will offer guest rooms with what the hotel refers to as a “crystal …