RIKIO KUBO CEO of Matsuhide Inc. Rikio Kubo was born in Usa City, Oita Prefecture in 1957. From 1981 he ran a jazz cafe in Oita City. In 1988, he entered the ryokan business by renting the building Oita Bereaved Family Hall ''Seikai'' from the Oita Prefectural Federation of Bereaved Family Associations and restructured its management. The facility was purchased in 1993 and reopened in 1994 as''Shiosai no Yado Seikai.'' In 2016, he bought land that had been used as a recreation facility by Kyushu Electric Power Co., in Beppu and opened GAHAMA terrace as a seaside villa resort while keeping the original building. In 2019, the sky building SEIKAI that has a suite with a swimming pool and the 10-story tower building GAHAMA were constructed, and the total facility rebranded as the "AMANE RESORT."He will continue to expand and renovate the resort complex and improve its services by developing it as a high-level hot spring ryokan resort in Beppu.
|Volume 45||Panelist||2022-11-12||Sustaining Communities through Net Positive Hospitality / / The future of the tourism industry depends on protecting the locations, livelihoods and communities in which hotels are based. Therefore, we must all ask what we can do to create a prospero [more ...]|