Robinsons Land Corporation’s Go Hotels has teamed up with the newly opened Karaksa Hotels of Japanese firm Xymax Corporation amid the growing number of Filipino tourists visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.
Noting the lack of hotel rooms to address the growing demand from Filipino tourists, RLC and Xymax formed an alliance that will allows Xymax to sell its Karaksa Hotels in Japan to the Philippine market through the Go Hotels’ website, www.gohotels.ph.
Karaksa Hotels, a new economy Japanese hotel brand owned and developed by Xymax Corporation, is similar to the Go Hotels brand of the Philippines with added innovations in room amenities and facilities to adapt to Japanese standards.
The first two Karaksa Hotels opened in the top tourist destination of the Kansai region, Osaka Shinsaibashi and Kyoto.
More Karaksa Hotels are scheduled to open in Tokyo and Hokkaido. Xymax plans to open 1,500 hotel rooms in the next three years.
Guest rooms of Karaksa Hotels all come with high-quality beds, hot and cold shower, bath amenities, free Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast for all the guests, and use of slippers and pajamas (in keeping with Japanese culture).
Some Karaksa Hotels also have a leisure floor dedicated as social spaces to dine, hang out, relax and enjoy. Massage chairs and trendy vending machines are some of the amenities found in the leisure floor.
RLC’s hotels division aims to grow the number of rooms across its Summit and Go Hotels brands by 53 percent to 3,331 rooms by 2018 from 2,174 rooms as of the end of fiscal year 2015.
It will open Go Hotels Davao this year; Summit Maxilom, Summit Tacloban and Go Hotels Iligan in fiscal year 2017; and Summit Naga, Summit Amisa, Go Hotels Naga and Go Hotels Tuguegarao by 2018.
“This does not include the franchised Go Hotels by the Roxas group which is planning to open five Go Hotels branches,” noted RLC president Frederick D. Go. (JAL)