Established in 1962 as a world-class Japanese hotel catering to prestigious international guests, Okura Hotels & Resorts has since developed into one of the world’s leading names in hospitality. The first Okura hotel opened in Tokyo in 1962. Okura Hotels & Resorts was created in 1978 and now comprises some 26 properties in Asia, Europe and The Americas.
In the history of 37 years since its formation, Okura Hotels & Resorts has built up a global network of high-quality international hotels that fuses the delicate beauty and subtleties of Japanese culture with Western convenience and functionality.
From the very beginning, Hotel Okura believed in doing everything with the spirit of ‘Wa’ – the Japanese word for Harmony. In Tokyo, every employee carries on his or her person a memo pad with the Japanese character ‘Wa’ inked in the handwriting of the hotel’s former president Iwajiro Noda. This subtle but lasting gesture reminds all staff members to treat guests with harmony and kindness.
Hotel Okura constructs each of its projects around a simple philosophy summed up by the phrase ‘Best A.C.S.’: the Best Accommodation, the Best Cuisine and the Best Service. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest possible standards in every aspect of hospitality, while infusing them with the unique characteristics and culture of Japan.
The result is a brand that offers guests a distinctive and personal experience that delivers exceptional design and in-room amenities, a variety of fine dining experiences and quality service that satisfies even the most challenging requirements.
Okura hotels and restaurants are recognised consistently for quality and service and this is reflected in the many national and international awards granted in recent years.