Hilton Grand Vacations Opens Fukuoka Lounge in Japan
Vacation-ownership company opens first lounge at Hilton hotel in Asia to promote unique vacation lifestyle offerings
Tokyo, Japan (March 29, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is pleased to announce the opening of the Hilton Grand Vacations Members’ Lounge Fukuoka on the lobby floor of Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk. With the blessing successfully completed, the space marks the company’s second marketing lounge in Japan and the first HGV lounge in Asia to open within a Hilton hotel.
“We are thrilled to open a new lounge in a city that is thriving with activities, beaches and an incredibly well-preserved history,” said Jeff Bernier, regional SVP of sales and marketing, APAC. “We are committed to providing improved experiences for our owners, guests and communities. Now more than ever, we believe people have taken the time to assess what is most important to them, with safety and travel at the top of that list. We are excited to assist them with our HGV vacation lifestyle.”
Fukuoka Lounge marks HGV’s fifth project with designer Yukio Hashimoto, who designed HGV sales galleries in Odawara and Okinawa, as well as The Bay Forest Odawara and the highly anticipated upcoming property, The Beach Resort Sesoko.
“The focus of this lounge is to convey the light and natural beauty that HGV employs across all of its resorts,” says designer Yukio Hashimoto. “It is an honor to work once more with the team at Hilton Grand Vacations and design spaces that reflect the joy and light of their beautiful locations across the world.”
A large plant occupies the center of the room and several grates allow light to filter in, creating a welcoming and relaxing space for guests. The lounge employs eight tables where owners and guests can enjoy complimentary soft drinks and hot beverages, while perusing the online magazine. The thoughtfully designed space allows guests to maintain social distancing and carry out HGV’s Enhanced Care Guidelines.
“We are thankful for Hilton’s continued partnership, Yukio Hashimoto and the remarkable HGV team that has made this opening possible,” said Yoshifumi Furusawa, vice president of Asia marketing. “Aiming to create a personable space for customers to learn more about our unique offerings, we have been seeking out the best locations for our lounges that maximize opportunities to showcase the opening of The Beach Resort Sesoko by Hilton Club and Maui Bay Villas by Hilton Grand Vacations, which will be opening this fall in Okinawa and Maui.”
To introduce HGV's vacation lifestyle, hotel guests will be gifted with a complimentary one-hour ticket to enjoy the lounge and HGV owners in Fukuoka will be kept informed about the opening of this new space.
About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 325,000 club members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.