24 oktober 2016
Ramada back in Japan with a Michelin chef
Wyndham Hotel Group’s Ramada brand is back into Japan with the opening of the 300-room Ramada Hotel Niigata.
Franchised through an agreement between Wyndham Hotel Group and Benten Plaza Co., Ltd., the midscale Ramada Hotel Niigata Japan is a three-minute walk from the Niigata train station, and close to the Toki Messe Convention Centre and the Niigata City Aquarium.
Niigata is the coastal capital of the Niigata Prefecture and lies on the northwest coast of Honshu, the largest island in Japan.
“Ramada’s return to Japan strengthens our foothold in Asia and further our global agenda to transform travel by making it more accessible for the masses,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and the Pacific Rim.
“Modern Japanese travellers today are seeking full serviced hotels to suit their evolving lifestyle needs and Ramada Hotel Niigata is well poised to meet their demands with its affordable prices, excellent location and quality accommodation inspired by local flavours.”
Japan’s tourism market has experienced year-on-year growth with 19.7 million tourist arrivals in 2015, almost 50% more than 2014.
Formerly the Niigata Tokyu REI hotel, extensive renovations were completed over the past year to revitalise its 300 guestrooms and hotel facilities.
The full-service hotel is equipped with five food and beverage outlets and a bar, including El Dorado restaurant, which serves Japanese-fusion cuisine. The restaurant is helmed by chef Kazhushige Yamagishi, whose background includes several stints in Michelin-starred French restaurants including Guy Savoy and La Tour d’argent.