Hotel Nikko Amata City Chonburi to Open in 2021
— Okura Nikko Hotels will inaugurate its third property in Thailand
in a futuristic area hosting the world’s largest concentration of Japanese companies outside Japan —
TOKYO, JAPAN, December 18, 2018— Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced today that in 2021 it will open Hotel Nikko Amata City Chonburi in Amata City Chonburi Industrial Estate, around 60kms southeast of Bangkok. The company expects to sign a contract on December 21, 2018 with a local project management partnership comprising Fujita Corporation, Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development and AMATA Corporation PCL for the management of the new property.
Rendition of Hotel Nikko Amata City Chonburi
The hotel will be built on a site of approximately 21,000 m2, near the entrance to AMATA City Chonburi, a smart city covering some 4,000 ha which already hosts about 750 international companies. These include around 450 Japanese enterprises, mostly automobile component manufacturers and steel and plastic processing firms, the largest concentration of Japanese companies outside of Japan. AMATA City Chonburi is actively developing new commercial, medical and educational facilities, and aims to attract further inbound investment from Japan.
Marcel P. van Aelst, CEO of Okura Nikko Hotel Management, remarked, “It is a big honor for us to be able to open this new property in an area that is home to so many Japanese companies. We look forward to welcoming guests there with our signature hospitality.”
The Thai government is promoting what it calls the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) as one of its core policies for realizing its national strategy “Thailand 4.0”, an ambitious plan to drive sustainable economic growth through the provision of sophisticated industrial infrastructure and the promotion of smart digital technology. The government has designated three eastern provinces – Rayong, Chonburi and Chachoengsao – as special EEC zones, aiming to attract 10 designated priority industries and implement policies to improve infrastructure. In support of the government’s policy, AMATA Corporation, one of the three companies that will jointly develop and manage the new hotel, is actively promoting the development of AMATA City Chonburi. The area is expected to attract more foreign-affiliated companies in the future as the AMATA City Chonburi continues to develop.
The hotel will offer around 250 guest rooms each with an area of about 32 m2. Guests likely to comprise mostly business travelers visiting AMATA City Chonburi and those making use of golfing facilities at the nearby Amata Spring Country Club. They will be able to enjoy a wide range of food and beverage offerings, including Japanese cuisine and all-day dining. Restaurant and banqueting facilities will cater additionally to business users, and will include a banquet hall that local companies will be able to use for a variety of functions. The hotel will also offer a gym and a public bath.
Hotel Nikko Amata City Chonburi will be the third hotel of Okura Nikko Hotels to open in Thailand, and is part of an ambitious undertaking to expand the group’s global portfolio to 100 properties, primarily in Asia, by 2020.
About Fujita Corporation
Fujita Corporation, a construction company within the Daiwa House Group, has managed numerous urban development projects and other important facilities in Japan. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. Please visit www.fujita.com
About Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN)
JOIN is a government-private fund based in Japan specializing in overseas investment in infrastructure including railways and airports. Please visit www.join-future.co.jp/english.
About AMATA Corporation PCL
AMATA Corporation PLC, World’s leading industrial city developer, has specialized in planning, developing, managing, and marketing integrated industrial estates. The company established in 1989 and has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 1997.
Please visit www.amata.com/en.
Other Business Initiatives of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd.
Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. is expanding its global portfolio with a special focus on Asia. Hotel Okura plans to open the following 11 hotels among three hotel groups in the coming future:
Okura Hotels & Resorts
- Opening in 2019 – Hotel Okura Manila
- Opening in 2020 – Okura Spa & Resort Cappadocia、The Okura Prestige Saigon, The Okura Prestige Yangon, The Okura Prestige Phnom Penh
- Opening in 2021 – The Okura Prestige Taichung
- Date to be decided – Hotel Okura Manila (provisional name -will be changed)
Nikko Hotels International
- Opening January 16 2019 – Hotel Nikko Bangkok
- Opening in 2020 – Hotel Nikko Hai Phong and Nikko Style Nagoya
Hotel JAL City
- Opening January 18 2019 – Hotel JAL City Nagoya Nishiki
- Opening in 2019 – Hotel JAL City Sapporo Nakajima Park, and Hotel JAL City Tokyo Toyosu