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February 22, 1991
Japanese hotels have received a wave of cancellations from foreign business executives and tourists fearing terrorist attacks and hijacking since the outbreak of the Gulf War, hotel industry officials said. Hallmark Cards Inc. said four cards especially designed for U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf and their families have been sent to retailers and should be available by the end of February.
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SPORTS
February 9, 1998 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The whole idea of booking a room in Hakuba, site of the men's Alpine ski events in these Olympic Games, was to avoid the predicted nightmarish, two-hours-if-you're-lucky, bus commute from vehicle-choked Nagano. So wasn't I surprised to have been placed by Olympic organizers in an outpost, Pension Agape, so far removed from the ski venue that it requires two bus connections and an hour to get to the ski hill.
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BUSINESS
July 21, 1990 | From Reuters
A former associate of ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone has been arrested for alleged illegal stock market dealings a year after the Recruit Corp. scandal wrecked a government. The Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office on Thursday arrested real estate company owner and speculator Mitsuhiro Kotani, 53, on suspicion of manipulating shares of a hotel chain.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1994 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. investor group said Friday it agreed to buy Westin Hotel Co. from Aoki Corp. of Japan for $561 million, in another sign of the resurgent interest in the recovering hotel industry. The deal, which includes the 390-room Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, also marks another pullback by a Japanese multinational that invested heavily in high-profile but ill-fated U.S. properties during the 1980s. An Aoki-led group paid $1.53 billion for Westin in 1988.
SPORTS
February 9, 1998 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The whole idea of booking a room in Hakuba, site of the men's Alpine ski events in these Olympic Games, was to avoid the predicted nightmarish, two-hours-if-you're-lucky, bus commute from vehicle-choked Nagano. So wasn't I surprised to have been placed by Olympic organizers in an outpost, Pension Agape, so far removed from the ski venue that it requires two bus connections and an hour to get to the ski hill.
NEWS
September 28, 1990 | T. R. REID, THE WASHINGTON POST
With characteristic efficiency and ingenuity, the Japanese have brought the full force of modern technology to bear on a timeless human endeavor: the secret afternoon tryst. All over the country, a special breed of hotels exists just for couples who want a quick fling in complete confidentiality.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
After 26 years of trying to find a hotel in Tokyo to manage, Westin Hotels & Resorts said Monday that its name will go up on a new 500-room luxury hotel to be built by Sapporo Breweries Ltd. The Seattle chain, which has 65 hotels worldwide, will operate the Westin Hotel, Tokyo, under a 20-year management agreement signed with Yoshitaka Takakuwa, president of the Japanese beer company. The hotel, estimated to cost $240 million, is to open in 1993 as part of Sapporo's $1.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Tishman Realty & Construction said Friday that it will become the first U.S. company to participate in a private construction project in Japan, through a joint venture with Aoki Corp. The Los Angeles firm said its wholly owned subsidiary, Tishman Construction Corp. of Japan, will team up with Tokyo-based Aoki to build a 400-room, $200-million luxury high-rise hotel in Osaka. The hotel will be operated by Westin Hotels & Resorts, a Seattle subsidiary of Aoki.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1994 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. investor group said Friday it agreed to buy Westin Hotel Co. from Aoki Corp. of Japan for $561 million, in another sign of the resurgent interest in the recovering hotel industry. The deal, which includes the 390-room Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, also marks another pullback by a Japanese multinational that invested heavily in high-profile but ill-fated U.S. properties during the 1980s. An Aoki-led group paid $1.53 billion for Westin in 1988.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1993 | Chris Woodward, Times staff writer
Hotel Changes Name: The former Woodfin Suites in Orange is now Washington Suites Hotel. Sales director Barbara Bacon said the name change reflects a change in management--the property is no longer part of the Woodfin chain--and a stronger link to the owner, who has several hotels in Japan under the Washington Hotel name. The hotel is owned by Haruyoshi USA. compiled by Chris Woodward, Times staff writer
BUSINESS
February 22, 1991
Japanese hotels have received a wave of cancellations from foreign business executives and tourists fearing terrorist attacks and hijacking since the outbreak of the Gulf War, hotel industry officials said. Hallmark Cards Inc. said four cards especially designed for U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf and their families have been sent to retailers and should be available by the end of February.
NEWS
September 28, 1990 | T. R. REID, THE WASHINGTON POST
With characteristic efficiency and ingenuity, the Japanese have brought the full force of modern technology to bear on a timeless human endeavor: the secret afternoon tryst. All over the country, a special breed of hotels exists just for couples who want a quick fling in complete confidentiality.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1990 | From Reuters
A former associate of ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone has been arrested for alleged illegal stock market dealings a year after the Recruit Corp. scandal wrecked a government. The Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office on Thursday arrested real estate company owner and speculator Mitsuhiro Kotani, 53, on suspicion of manipulating shares of a hotel chain.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Tishman Realty & Construction said Friday that it will become the first U.S. company to participate in a private construction project in Japan, through a joint venture with Aoki Corp. The Los Angeles firm said its wholly owned subsidiary, Tishman Construction Corp. of Japan, will team up with Tokyo-based Aoki to build a 400-room, $200-million luxury high-rise hotel in Osaka. The hotel will be operated by Westin Hotels & Resorts, a Seattle subsidiary of Aoki.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
After 26 years of trying to find a hotel in Tokyo to manage, Westin Hotels & Resorts said Monday that its name will go up on a new 500-room luxury hotel to be built by Sapporo Breweries Ltd. The Seattle chain, which has 65 hotels worldwide, will operate the Westin Hotel, Tokyo, under a 20-year management agreement signed with Yoshitaka Takakuwa, president of the Japanese beer company. The hotel, estimated to cost $240 million, is to open in 1993 as part of Sapporo's $1.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1987
A joint venture of Japanese conglomerate Tokyu Corp. and San Diego-based Shapery Enterprises today will formally announce it has secured $100 million in financing that will allow it to begin construction in September on a mixed-use development on the block bounded by Broadway and C, State and Columbia streets.
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