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Onsens and high ratings protect Dormy Inn from Korea drop-off

Multistar online reviews make it a favorite among Chinese tourists

The fifth Nono hotel opened in Tokyo's Asakusa district in July. (Photo courtesy of Kyoritsu Maintenance)

TOKYO -- Dormy Inn, a chain of Japanese business hotels popular with tourists, has weathered the boycott by South Korean travelers by tapping its appeal among the Chinese.

Dormy Inn has been a success story in almost every way. Over the past nine years, shares in operator Kyoritsu Maintenance have risen tenfold and operating profit has roughly quadrupled. The hotel business was Kyoritsu's leading earner last fiscal year.

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