Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa Recognized As Japan's Leading Resort 2011

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November 30, 2011

ODAWARA, Japan - Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa received recognition at the World Travel Awards (WTA) for being “Japan’s Leading Resort 2011” for the second consecutive year. This is the sixth time the hotel has bagged an award from the prestigious awards which has been hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal.

Naoki Oto, general manager at Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa attributes the success to the property’s unrivalled feeling of being a sanctuary, the excellent range of facilities available and of course to his team. Mr. Oto notes that “This achievement is testament to the dedicated professionals we have at the resort. We always strive for quality and excellence in every aspect of the business, and seek to make every guest our number one priority. We are deeply honored to be recognized for this”.

The World Travel Awards (WTA) is the travel industries’ most prestigious and comprehensive awards program. Established in 1993, it acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates excellence in all sectors of the global travel industry across over 190 countries. Winners are determined through an online voting campaign which attracts around 167,000 travel professionals worldwide, including more than 110,000 travel agents. Recognition at the awards is deemed to be one of the best endorsements a tourism product could hope to receive.

Since its grand opening in April 2004, Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa guests have been able to enjoy an exceptional resort experience. Nestled in to the foothills of Japan's majestic Hakone Mountains and overlooking the waters of Sagami Bay, the resort is the perfect retreat from the bustle of Tokyo. Travel agents throughout the world have come to recognize traveler needs for shorter breaks and more wholesome experiences. Combined with a brand reputation synonymous with quality, Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa has certainly positioned itself as the ideal choice.

Momoko Gonohe
Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa
+81(0)3 3344 5111

About Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa
Opened in April 2004 as the first Hilton Worldwide tranquil resort, the Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa is surrounded by the majestic Hakone Mountains, overlooking a breathtaking ocean view across Sagami Bay. It offers hydrotherapy spa pools, sauna, a 25-meter swimming pool, Japanese-style natural hot spring baths, sports facilities, an esthetic salon, banquet rooms, restaurants, a bar and 172 guest rooms all with a panoramic ocean view. For more information about Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa, please visit www.odawara.hilton.com

About World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements in all sectors of the global travel industry. In the years since, new technology has ensured that travel has maintained its position as one of the fastest-growing industries on Earth. Also during that time, dedicated travel professionals and their clients have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the best endorsement that any travel product could receive. Candidates for nomination are based upon the previous year's voting. This is the world's most comprehensive travel awards ceremony, with trophies awarded in all areas of the industry. Voting is cast by travel agents in over 190 countries around the world. Regional categories are broken down from the Whole World category into eight smaller areas - Africa, Asia/Pacific, Caribbean, Central & Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. These are then further divided into all areas of the travel industry. Additional worldwide awards covering specific markets, such as World's Leading Sports Resort, World's Leading Private Island, to name but two, broaden the scope of the voting. Hundreds of thousands of votes each year are registered online at the official World Travel Awards website, with most of the leading travel internet sites offering additional online voting facilities.

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