Okura Nikko Hotel Management

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Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1970
Headquarters Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Marcel van Aelst (President)
Products Hotels
Parent Hotel Okura
Divisions Hotel JAL City
Nikko Hotels
Website JAL Hotels
Former corporate logo

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd. (formerly JAL Hotels Company Ltd.) is a Japanese-owned global hotel management firm, majority owned by Okura Hotels since 2010. The hotel firm's managed properties are marketed under the Hotel JAL City and Nikko Hotels International brands. From its time as a subsidiary of Japan Airlines (JAL), its headquarters have been located in the JAL Building in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan.[1] In 2010, Japan Airlines sold majority ownership of JAL Hotels to the Okura Hotel chain, which is now the primary shareholder.[2]


JAL Hotels has been a hotel management company since its establishment in 1970 as a subsidiary of Japan Airlines Co. Ltd.

On July 1, 1996, Japan Airlines Development Ltd. was renamed to "JAL Hotels Company Ltd." to further establish its business description as a hotel operator.

On April 1, 1999, a merger with "Japan Airlines Hotel Co. Ltd." resulted in JAL Hotels taking over the management of the "Ginza Nikko Hotel" and "Kawasaki Nikko Hotel".

On September 30, 2010, the sale of JAL Hotels to Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. resulted in JAL Hotels becoming mainly owned by Okura Hotels, which holds 79.6% shares in the company, while Japan Airlines retains 11.1%; with 9.3% held by banks, other investors.[2]

The company renamed itself as Okura Nikko Hotel Management Ltd. on 1 October, 2016.


Hotel JAL City in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan.

Operating under the "Hotel JAL City" (HJC) and "Nikko Hotels International" (NHI) brands, JAL Hotels has managed 67 properties worldwide, with a total inventory of 21,406 guest rooms. Since 2010, its acquisition by Okura Hotels has increased the total guest rooms networked. As of today,[3] it has 76 properties (opened or announced), including 49 in Japan, 12 in China and 15 in the rest of Asia.

Hotel JAL City: Accommodation specifically designed with the business traveler in mind, Hotel JAL City properties are either placed around airports or the business districts of major cities. The rooms come complete with all the modern conveniences the busy traveling executive requires. In-house restaurants, conference centers, and business center facilities are also available.

Nikko Hotels International: Nikko Hotels International (Hotel Nikko) has established a nationwide and worldwide network. Hotel Nikko properties are placed in cities throughout the world, covering all the major tourist and business districts. Also, their affiliation with Japan Airlines allows them to provide travel packages to customers.

Notable properties[edit]

Hotel Nikko Tokyo Number of guest rooms: 453

JAL Private Resort Okuma

Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo Number of guest rooms: 308

Hotel Nikko Hong Kong Number of guest rooms: 463

Hotel JAL Fujairah Resort & Spa: The first hotel in the Middle East to be operated by a Japanese company. Dibba Al-Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; Number of guest rooms: 257

Hotel Nikko San Francisco Number of guest rooms: 532

Hotel Nikko London 34-40 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7TW, UK; Number of guest rooms: 120

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf Number of guest rooms : 386

Hotel Nikko Saigon 235 Nguyen Van Cu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; Number of guest rooms: 344

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "会社概要." JAL Hotels. Retrieved on February 5, 2010. "本社 : 〒140-0002 東京都品川区東品川2-4-11 JALビル13F."
  2. ^ a b JAL Hotels fact sheet
  3. ^ June 8th, 2015

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