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Friday, 25th May 2012
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Hilton cuts ribbon on new DoubleTree hotel in Okinawa

A new hotel in Japan is giving travellers in the country another option when looking for a place to stay, after Hilton officially opened its DoubleTree in Naha.

The 227-room upmarket hotel marks another stage in the American chain's Japanese expansion as well as the growth of its DoubleTree by Hilton brand – a relatively new addition to the international hotel industry.

Located in the Okinawa Prefecture, it is an 11-minute monorail journey from Naha Airport and is a couple of minutes' walk away from the nearby ferry terminal.

It is the tenth hotel to be built by Hilton in Japan, but is the first DoubleTree, and the company expects it to be popular with both holidaymakers and business travellers.

"We are thrilled at the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha," said Martin Rinck, president of the Asia Pacific region at Hilton Worldwide.

"With close to 50 years of proud history in Japan, this latest opening is our tenth and further reinforces Hilton Worldwide's commitment to growth in this wonderful country."

Naha is the capital of Okinawa in the south-west of Japan and has a population in excess of 300,000.

Written by Susan Ballion