Japanese real estate developer Global Agents has announced plans for a new series of lifestyle hotels called The Lively.
Set for debut in Fukuoka’s Hakata District come this July, the brand is expected to launch in Osaka and Tokyo next.
Said to offer a hip experience with a concept based on urban subcultures, the concept will immerse guests a meld of urban street-art aesthetics and a high-tech smart-hotel experience. Music is also a big part of The Lively experience, allowing guests enjoy beats from professional DJs and a curated music soundtrack during their stay.
The Lobby acts as a giant open space that spreads throughout the hotel. At the centre of the main lobby is the bar lounge/front desk, which is designed to encourage guests to interact with each other.
The Lively in Hakata will feature 224 rooms, a 100-seat in-house restaurant and two banquet halls.
Tourism in Fukuoka Prefecture has seen a 15 per cent increase in foreign visitors over the last five years. Additionally, Fukuoka City has held the record for the highest growth in MICE tourism of any city in Japan for the last eight years.
Global Agents has enjoyed success in the Tokyo rental market with Social Apartment, their brand of co-living spaces. The company already has plans to open six new hotels throughout Japan this year, as well as their first international hotel in Taipei, currently scheduled to open summer 2019.