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Effective April 2009, Imperial Hotel carries out reservation
services in Japan on behalf of Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel

January 9, 2009
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Halekulani Corporation

Mitsui Fudosan and Halekulani Corporation (Hawaii, U.S.A., CEO: Peter Shaindlin), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Fudosan, are pleased to announce a new partnership alliance with Japan’s one of most esteemed hotel group, Imperial Hotel, Ltd. Effective April 1, 2009, Imperial Hotel will commence reservation-related services within domestic Japan for globally-acclaimed Hawaiian luxury resort Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel.

Services and Activities delegated to Imperial Hotel

  1. Reservation/assistance/inquiry services for Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel
  2. Sales promotion activities
  3. Marketing, public relations activities

“Imperial Hotel Halekulani Resorts Reservation Center” will open April 1, 2009. Planning is underway to launch joint marketing and promotions based on Imperial Club members and its corporate clientele. Further details on this new service and exciting alliance will be announced in March 2009.

In effort to lure more and more Japanese visitors to Hawaii for an exquisite stay, Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel wishes to achieve wider brand recognition and provide enhanced levels of service platform for their loyal Japanese guests by utilizing the reservation/sales/marketing network and strength of the Imperial Hotel. There will be activities and programs ahead combining the power of the two corporate brands and expertise. We expect this newborn alliance to create an exciting synergy for the best of all.

Since Mitsui Fudosan’s share acquisition in Imperial Hotel in October 2007, both parties have discussed and examined ways of cooperation and alliance on various business opportunities. The announcement today constructs a part of this continuing effort between the two.

Hotel Profile

1.Imperial Hotel
Company Name Imperial Hotel, Ltd.
Representative Tetsuya Kobayashi, President & Representative Director
Opened 1890
Location 1-1 Uchisaiwaicho 1-chome, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Phone (03)3504 -1111
Official Website
Founded in the year 1890 (Meiji-era), the Imperial Hotel was the first western-style hotel ever to open in Japan. Back in the early days, it served as the guesthouse for foreign dignitaries and famed celebrities visiting Japan. Inheriting the prestigious tradition and great history, Imperial Hotel remains to be Japan’s leading hotel. Domestically, the Imperial Hotel operates hotels in Tokyo, Osaka and famous resort area Kamikochi.
Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Name Halekulani
General Manager Gerald Glennon
Founded 1917
Re-opening 1984 (Mitsui Fudosan implemented renewal works and reopened for hotel operation)
Location 2199 Kalia Road Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. 96815-1988
Phone 1-(808)923-2311
Official Website
Halekulani is Hawaii’s one of the most prestigious hotel located on the Beach at Waikiki, Honolulu. Ever since the founding, Halekulani, or “House Befitting Heaven” in Hawaiian, replicates its name to serve most graceful hospitality, fusing the unique cultural qualities of Hawaii. In 1980, Mitsui Fudosan established wholly-owned subsidiary “Halekulani Corporation” to implement hotel renewal. The reopening of hotel operation followed in March 1984. Five restaurants, including “La Mer”, the hotel’s signature restaurant earning the AAA (American Automobile Association) Five Diamond Award consecutively for 19 years; “Spa Halekulani”, the healing oasis opened in 2003; and more contribute to Halekulani as being the globally-acclaimed luxury resort hotel.
3.Waikiki Parc Hotel
Name Waikiki Parc Hotel
Hotel Manager Julie Arigo
Opened 1987
Location 2233 Helumoa Road Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. 96815-1980
Phone 1-(808) 921-7272
Official Website
Waikiki Parc Hotel, opened in 1987, is located just across the street from its sister property, the famed Halekulani. It is the hotel with contemporary and vibrant interiors offering gracious hospitality and impeccable service backed by the spirit of Halekulani. It is also the home of the internationally acclaimed chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s flagship Hawaii restaurant “Nobu Waikiki” which opened in May 2007.
Waikiki Parc Hotel