Message from the President
Greetings on the upcoming 65th anniversary of the Company's establishment
GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts will celebrate its 65th anniversary on August 27, 2023. We sincerely appreciate the many years of support and guidance of our customers, local communities, suppliers, and collaborators.
Through the development and operation of hotels and leisure facilities, including the Sapporo Grand Hotel, the first genuine Western style hotel in Sapporo, we have grown to our present enviable status, working with local communities under the vision of "Changing the future with value for communities". Since our establishment in 1958, our aim has been to be the best in the region, regarded favorably by everyone.
Our mission is to become a hub for communicating local values, attracting many visitors and enriching their lives by providing opportunities to experience the culture of local communities.
We are developing services that take advantage of the unique characteristics of our business. These include: the Sapporo Park Hotel, which has contributed to the internationalization of Sapporo for over half a century as a large-scale international convention hotel; the Otsu Highway Restaurant, which has provided local information for 55 years as Japan’s first service area restaurant; and Kamogawa Sea World, an aquarium business that works together with the community and makes full use of Kamogawa City’s natural environment.
Each region of Japan has its own unique culture, and our hotel brand of INTERGATE HOTELS offers guests the chance to experience these cultural values. The brand was launched in 2018, and has celebrated its 5th anniversary.
INTERGATE HOTELS are gateways connecting people to people, the local communities, and the hotels. They are grounded in their own localities, in Kyoto, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, and Osaka.
We are also involved in projects that contribute to achieving sustainability. Since the opening of GRANVISTA Farm Sapporo in Sapporo, Hokkaido in 2014, we have learned so much through farm operations, not only about local production for local consumption and environmental issues, but also about raising the awareness of our employees about food and the importance of becoming involved in the natural world. The farm emphasizes natural practices, without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Aquariums such as Kamogawa Sea World are using knowledge and techniques developed over the years to preserve species and protect the environment. We will continue to actively promote sustainable activities.
In June 2024, GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts will open a hotel adjacent to a new, future-oriented aquarium called Kobe Suma Seaworld, and will undoubtedly contribute to the revitalization of the region as a new tourist base in Kobe City.
All of us will continue to work together to meet your expectations.
We look forward to your continued support and encouragement.