Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Tune Hotels chain opened the 140-room hotel in Okinawa after refurbishing an existing facility and plans to open more in Tokyo and other areas by employing the management model used by budget airlines, focusing on cost-efficiencies and convenience for budget tourists.
“We are targeting a ratio of Asian tourists to total guests of 50 to 60 percent,” said Shoichi Kojima, the Japan head for Tune Hotels chain Red Planet Hotels.
Domestic travelers account for around 90 percent of the guests at Tune Hotel Naha Okinawa, but a second hotel, which will open in Tokyo’s traditional Asakusa district in 2015, is expected to attract more guests from neighboring countries, Kojima said.
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