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Hoshino Resorts: A Leader’s Vision to Transform Japanese Tourism
03/31/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CEO, Hoshino Resorts Inc.
David E. Weinstein
Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
What you’ll learn:
Mr. Hoshino’s revolutionary and unconventional journey leading the evolution and expansion of his over-a-century-old family business
Their business portfolio diversification, including ventures such as Hoshinoya Tokyo, selected by Travel + Leisure® for their “World’s Best Awards 2020 Top Hotels in Tokyo”
Mr. Hoshino’s business decisions, such as his resolution to transform the company into a resort business management company and his path to start the real estate investment trust Hoshino Resorts REIT, Inc.
About the speaker:
Yoshiharu Hoshino was born in 1960, in Karuizawa, Nagano, the fourth generation in a family ryokan (Japanese inn) business. After graduating from Cornell University with a master’s degree in hotel management, he became the CEO of Hoshino Resorts Inc. in 1991.
Under his leadership, the company has grown to operate 46 properties in and outside of Japan with a total of five brands, HOSHINOYA, KAI (a brand of upscale boutique hot spring ryokan), RISONARE (a premier active family resort brand), OMO (a warm and casual hotel for city-tourism) and BEB (a carefree hotel brand for millennials). In 2013, Yoshiharu Hoshino established Hoshino Resorts REIT, Inc., listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the first REIT in Japan to specialize in the tourism industry.
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