Announcing FP HOTELS Sapporo An inbound-market focused hotel to open summer 2020
CEO: Kentaro Suda
Contact: Masaya Kakiuchi
Translation/English Contact: Euan McIntosh
Announcing FP HOTELS Sapporo
An inbound-market focused hotel to open summer 2020
Osaka, Japan: Inbound land operator FREEPLUS, (hereafter referred to as “we”) are planning to open an inbound-focused hotel, ‘FP HOTELS Sapporo Odori’ during the summer of 2020. This will be our 4th hotel after ‘FP HOTELS South-Namba’ (opened April 2017), ‘FP HOTELS Grand South-Namba’ (opened October 2018) and ‘FP HOTELS Fukuoka Hakata Canal City’ (opened December 2018). From Osaka, to Fukuoka and now Sapporo, we are developing the FP HOTELS brand to the forefront of the Japan-Inbound market.
Background & Goals
Japan’s inbound tourism market is booming, having finally broken 30 million visitors on the 18th of December 2018. Despite the effect of natural disasters in 2018, we have high expectations of growth continuing; breaching 40 million in 2020 and 60 million total visitors in 2030.
Having entered the inbound tourism industry in October of 2010, we have welcomed over 500,000 travellers to Japan over the past 8 years. Our goal continues to be presenting lifelong memories to our guests. We are building on a background of starting from zero and growing our hotel management business to built lodgings that fulfill the needs and desires of Japan-inbound travellers.
Hokkaido is a growing market in the inbound travel industry; with a 21.3% increase in foreign visitors to a record 2.79 million passengers in 2017. Hokkaido only comes after the ‘Golden Route’ from Tokyo to Osaka. Having experienced strong demand from East Asia and SEA, we opened our Hokkaido branch office in October of 2017 so as to build roots in and support this continued development in Hokkaido. Catering to needs of the inbound market and offering a pleasant stay to all passengers; we hope to aid the interests of all of Hokkaido and those who continue to visit there from now.
・Name ：FP HOTELS Sapporo Odori
・Location ：Sapporo-Shi, Chuo-Ku, Minami 2-Jo, Nishi 7-Jo, 7Chou-me, 1Ban
（8 minutes walk from Namboku line, ‘Susukino Station'）
・Opened date ：July 2020 (Tentative)
・Statistics ：9 Floors（Site area：643.26㎡、Total floor space：3,998.66㎡）
・Rooms ：132 Rooms
・Flooring ：1st Floor: Check-in, Lobby, Cafe & Bar、2nd~9th Floors: Guest rooms
・Company Name ：FREEPLUS Inc. https://www.freeplus.co.jp/
・Foundation ：8th June, 2007
・Capital ：715,023,092JPY（Including reserve funds）
・CEO ：Suda Kentaro
・Address ：Grand Front Osaka, Tower A 29F
4-20 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011, Japan
・Activities ：Japan inbound tourism land operating business
Hotel management business
Tourism national acceleration business
... and more.
Get in touch
FREEPLUS Inc. CEO’s office: Mr. Kakeuchi
English language contact: Mr. McIntosh
TEL：06 -7638-6332 E-mail：firstname.lastname@example.org