Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa Triumphs As Japan's Leading Resort In 2010

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October 20, 2010

ODAWARA, Japan -  In what is hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry” by The Wall Street Journal, Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa has come away with the highest accolade possible from The World Travel Awards (WTA). Having achieved similar success for four consecutive year from 2005 to 2008, this is the fifth time for the resort property to secure a major award. This time the hotel won the title of "Japan’s Leading Resort" at the 2010 World Travel Awards.

Located just 60 minutes from Tokyo, Hidehiko Yamaguchi, 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. Yamaguchi notes, “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 more than 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 has proivded guests with an exceptional resort experience. Nestled in 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.

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