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Hotel Okura counts on post-virus travel boom with Kyoto annex

Operator plans first new namesake location in Japan in decades next year

A rendering of Hotel Okura's new Kyoto annex, which is designed for those seeking a luxe experience at a smaller hotel. (Photo courtesy of Hotel Okura)

TOKYO -- Hotel Okura will open the first new Japanese location of its namesake brand in 20 years to prepare for a tourism rebound after COVID-19 vaccines reach more people worldwide.

The facility, which will serve as an annex to the existing Kyoto Hotel Okura, is slated to begin operations in January 2022. It will be developed by Mitsubishi Estate.

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