Hoshino Resorts announces new hotel openings for 2019 and 2020
The award-winning Japanese hotel management company, Hoshino Resorts helmed by fourth-generation Hoshino descendant, Yoshiharu Hoshino, today announced news on the impending opening of its first luxury hotel in Taiwan this Summer and further luxury hotel openings in Japan in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020:
HOSHINOYA Guguan, Taiwan (Opening Summer 2019) – Located in Taiwan’s Taichung valley famed for its natural hot springs, the 4.7 acre, HOSHINOYA Guguan is encircled by a majestic mountain range and lush forests, an ideal serene retreat for delivering the legendary service that has garnered Hoshino Resorts a global following. Notably, the resort will be the area’s first luxury hot spring resort. HOSHINOYA Guguan will feature architecture and landscapes crafted to blend-in seamlessly with the natural surroundings. The natural spring waters of the valley will flow through the property’s outdoor Water Garden, which will encompass a wooded glen ideal for meditative and contemplative walks, serene outdoor baths area and even a bamboo grove. HOSHINOYA Guguan’s colorful flower-lined waterways travel like sparkling threads between the trees, throughout the property, from the restaurant and hot spring bath to the spa, pool, and library, with guests being embraced by the peaceful sounds of trickling water throughout the property. Every guestroom will feature a hot spring floor with a private outdoor hot spring bath and guests will be able to enjoy the views of breathtaking sunsets on their own private outdoor terrace. Guests can also opt to receive healing treatments at the spa located by the picturesque Water Garden, among other signature experiences available at the property. The abundant natural water that rushes down Xueshan (Snow Mountain) into the Dajia River is heated by the earth’s core, turning into natural hot springs. HOSHINOYA’s guests will not only be able to enjoy the recuperative hot spring waters in their own room but also in a separate public bath area on a ridge, offering stunning views of the undulating valley and the vast mountain range.
Rates will range from $440 to $703 per room, per night. For more information visit https://hoshinoya.com/guguan/en/.
Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Nasu, Japan (Opening in Autumn 2019) – Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Nasu, will be located in the Nasu highlands in Tochigi prefecture, marking it as the fourth RISONARE brand overall. RISONARE Nasu will offer “agriturismo” experiences – “agriturismo” is believed to have originated in Italy and the word references the coming together of agriculture and tourism. With the “agriturismo” concept, the resort hopes that the property can provide an escape from the chaos of urban life and for travelers instead to become reacquainted with nature’s wonders and immerse oneself in authentic local culture as well. The Nasu area is home to Mount Nasu and is home to highland vegetables, herbs, and rice meaning guests will be able to experience the beauty of the four seasons in Nasu as well as enjoy a diverse range of “agriturismo”-themed activities throughout the year. The resort will offer 43 guest rooms, enveloped by the lush forested area and at the heart of the property will be an Agri-Garden, where various plants and crops will be grown. The property will also feature two restaurants including an Italian-themed restaurant serving-up dishes made with vegetables and herbs gathered from the Agri-Garden. There will be family-themed facilities such as POKO POKO, which will offer fun nature-related activities for children and adults alike; BOOKS&CAFÉ, a casual café and library equipped with a stone oven where guests can custom-create pizzas with their own freshly picked vegetables; Net Zone, a 21-foot long net stretched from wall to wall, where guests can bounce around to release stress. Rates begin from USD$ 188 per night, per person, including breakfast and taxes. For more information visit https://risonare.com/nasu/en/
HOSHINOYA Okinawa, Japan (Opening spring 2020) – HOSHINOYA Okinawa will be the eighth resort of the luxury HOSHINOYA brand and the second in Okinawa, following HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island, which is located on Taketomi Island, part of the Yaeyama archipelago. HOSHINOYA Okinawa will be located in Yomitan Village in Okinawa Prefecture. HOSHINOYA Okinawa will reside right in front of a reef pool (called “Ino” in Okinawa), a location where travelers can enjoy sceneries of a shallow and calm sea surrounded by coral reefs. The facility is surrounded by walls inspired by “gusuku” – historical castle sites native to Amami Islands in Okinawa, comprised of wooden buildings enclosed by walls made from signature Ryukyu limestone rock. The hotel and vegetable gardens will be set up behind these walls, providing an authentic Okinawan experience. Each guest room will offer ocean views and the resort’s suites, each measuring up to over 2,000 square feet will showcase private pools. HOSHINOYA Okinawa will also feature a large swimming pool accessible for guests only, that will be framed against breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunsets that Okinawa is renowned for, priming it to be one of the most Instagrammable settings on the islands. Rates and website N/A.
About Hoshino Resorts
Hoshino Resorts is a Japan-based international operator of ryokan (Japanese inns) and resorts with its head office in Karuizawa, Nagano. Hoshino Resorts, founded in 1914, has developed four separate hospitality brands over the years that cater to a variety of discerning travelers all with a focus on sharing local culture and tradition with guests. Founded in 1904 as a forestry business in Karuizawa, it opened its first hot spring resort in 1914. Rebranded by Yoshiharu Hoshino in 1995 as Hoshino Resorts Inc., it has since expanded across Japan and Asia. For more information visit www.hoshinoresorts.com.