Double Dragon to expand hotel business in Japan

Published June 30, 2022, 2:15 PM

by James A. Loyola

DoubleDragon Corporation is expanding its tourism business to Japan with its first overseas branch to be built in the ski town of Niseko of the Hokkaido Prefecture.

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the firm said its subsidiaries DDPC Worldwide Pte. Ltd. and Hotel101 Worldwide Private Limited have executed and paid the required payment deposit in the sales contract for the purchase of a prime 9,000 square meters land for its first international Hotel101 development.

The upcoming Hotel101 – Niseko is expected to be patronized by local domestic travelers in Japan, and foreign tourists from other countries.

Also targeted are Filipino travelers who visit Hokkaido for leisure as the site is accessible for Filipino travelers via just a few hours of flight from Manila to Sapporo New Chitose Airport.

Niseko is famous worldwide for its powder snow and Kutchan Town where the property is located is one of the foremost areas of heavy snowfall reaching 13 meters on average with some of the driest and lightest snow in the world.

Because of its northern location, Niseko is internationally renowned for consistently delivering good falls of light powder snow and a long ski season that stretches from late November until early May.

Hokkaido is the northmost island of Japan. During the summer Hokkaido stays cool with average temperatures of about 20 degrees celsius and is famous for its stunning nature scenes, panoramic flower fields and hot springs.

Hotel101 rooms globally are intended to be typical or similar in size and look catering to the mid-end market, enabling a highly efficient booking process allowing guests to know exactly what to expect in a Hotel101 wherever it may be located.

The concept patent of Hotel101’s pioneering condotel concept has already been filed and the Hotel101 trademark and country specific domains have been secured in various countries globally.

The Hotel101 App for both Apple iOS and Android that is designed to efficiently work in multi countries is currently being developed.

Hotel101 adopts dynamic pricing on its room rates similar to airline tickets where its room price moves up and down depending on the real time supply and demand on the chosen date of booking.

The Hotel101 concept allows DoubleDragon to reduce capital requirement while generating revenue and income twice, first from the pre-selling of the Happy Room units, then second after the project is constructed it generates.