Hoshino Resorts

Hoshino Resorts

Company Introduction

Hoshino Resorts was first established as a Japanese inn/ryokan by Kasuke Hoshino in 1914 in Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture before it began the operation of other resorts in Japan. Today, it has evolved into a highly influential hotel management company and is run by 4th-generation family member Yoshiharu Hoshino. Providing a unique experience focused on the local charms of each destination and a high level of omotenashi Japanese-style hospitality, the company has expanded rapidly out of Karuizawa since 2001 and now operates 37 facilities both in and outside Japan (as of 2018) under four distinct brands: HOSHINOYA luxury flagships, KAI hot spring resorts, RISONARE resort hotels, and OMO city tourism hotels.

Message from CEO

In 2014, Hoshino Resorts celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the opening of our first Ryokan in Karuizawa, Nagano. The Japanese travel and tourism industry has witnessed major changes and we envision change on a revolutionary scale in the next century.

Although broad predictions about the future are difficult to make in this industry, I boldly predict that travel and tourism will be a leading industry in maintaining world peace in the next century. In this age of globalism, the influence of public opinion is inevitable and leads me to believe that travel influences this public opinion to some extent. Traveling around one’s own country gives deeper insight and understanding of one’s homeland and visiting overseas provides an opportunity to experience the richness of different cultures. Travel enables you to meet local people and build friendships.

I believe that “Connecting people around the world” is a special kind of magic that only the travel industry can create, as travel opens doors to discover foreign treasures and cultures. Through travel, we connect with people around the world, bonds are formed and friendships are made. This is our stand point for the upcoming century. Our belief and commitment in encouraging people to travel all over the globe empowers them to build a more peaceful world. To achieve our mission in the next the century, Hoshino Resorts will be taking serious steps to realize the magic of travel to build friendships among world communities.

We are strongly dedicated to all our efforts to realize our dream. We love to work with our guests, clients and community members who serve as constant inspiration to us. Our mission to “Dream big, manage steadily” leads us every day in our efforts to reach our goals. We gratefully appreciate your support and cooperation.

Yoshiharu Hoshino(Yoshiharu Hoshino
CEO, Hoshino Resorts)

Company History

1904
Development of Karuizawa begins
1914
Hoshino Onsen Ryokan opens
1929
Hydroelectric power plant opens
1951
Company reorganizes as Hoshino Onsen Co., Ltd.
1974
Designated as Karuizawa National Wild Bird Sanctuary Forest (First in Japan)
1995
Company rebrands as Hoshino Resorts Co., Ltd.
Hoshino Resorts Hotel Bleston Court Opens
2001
Operation of RISONARE Yatsugatake begins
2003
Operation of Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai begins
2004
Operation of Hoshino Resorts Tomamu begins
2005
HOSHINOYA brand launches
HOSHINOYA Karuizawa opens
2011
KAI and RISONARE brands launch
2013
Hoshino Resorts REIT Inc. launches on Tokyo Stock Exchange as first REIT in Japan to specialize in tourism
2016
HOSHINOYA Tokyo opens
2017
HOSHINOYA Bali opens
2018
OMO brand launches