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Hoshino eyes Japan hotel chain expansion as visitors rise

It has identified 30 to 40 cities around Japan as possible locations

MR HOSHINO: 'I first had the idea to start a city tourism hotel 10 years ago, but it wasn't until recently that the opportunity to purchase these hotels came up . . . They fit our list of cities to invest in just right. It may take 10 to 15 years to build up the brand.'


HOSHINO Resort Co may expand its new chain of hotels in Japanese cities to as many as 20 after the luxury-resort operator first bought four such properties last month to meet rising demand for urban tourism.

"We've identified about 30 to 40 cities around Japan as possible...

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