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Key initiatives of the six months ended September 30, 2017


  • Established Seibu Laboratory within Seibu Holdings for creating new business areas

Urban Transportation and Regional

Seibu-Chichibu Ekimae Onsen
40000 series rolling stock
  • Completed the renewal construction at Seibu-Chichibu Station, opened Seibu-Chichibu Ekimae Onsen Matsurinoyu (a hot spring complex located in front of the station) (Apr. 24, 2017)
  • Decided basic design for new Limited Express train sets (planned to start operation in Mar. 2019)
  • 40000 series rolling stock won the Prime Minister's Award (Grand Award) in 11th Kids Design Award in “Designs for Comfortably Raising Children” Category
  • Opened new ride at Toshimaen: “Challenge Train” (Sep. 30, 2017)
  • Hanno Seibu no Mori forest received Superlative Stage certification under SEGES* and the Fifth Green Social Contribution Award by the Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure

* SEGES (“Social and Environmental Green Evaluation System”) is a system for evaluating and certifying the degree of social and environmental contribution by corporations and others through their activities to preserve and create greenery. Certification is given by the Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure.

Hotel and Leisure

Tokyo Prince Hotel
guest room
  • Renewal opening of Tokyo Prince Hotel, The Prince Park Tower Tokyo, Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto and Oiso Prince Hotel
  • Renewal opening of former Hakodate-Onuma Prince Golf Course as “Hokkaido Country Club Prince Course,” with new club house (Jun. 1, 2017)
  • Finalized the new brand name for limited service hotel as “Prince Smart Inn” (starting operations from fiscal year ending March 31, 2020)
  • Decided to acquire business of StayWell Hospitality Group Pty Ltd. (acquisition completed in Oct. 2017)
  • Informal agreement on contracted operation of hotel business on the site of former Kyoto Municipal Kiyomizu Elementary School (scheduled to open in summer 2019)
  • Renewal opening of main building at Ashinokohan Takogawa Onsen Ryuguden as Zekkei Higaeri Onsen Ryuguden Honkan (a lakeside hot spring with magnificent view of Mt. Fuji) (Jul. 22, 2017)

Real Estate

Image of Tokorozawa Station
East Building Plan
  • Promoted redevelopment projects; Grand Emio Tokorozawa (phase I scheduled to open in spring 2018), (Provisional) Seibu Railway Ikebukuro Building (scheduled to open in spring 2019), etc.
  • Seibu Properties Inc. was selected as project partner for development of station-front plaza at west exit of Shinagawa Station on Route 15. (Sep. 8, 2017)

Hawaii Business

Prince Waikiki guest room
  • Completed full renovation of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and changed the hotel name to “Prince Waikiki,” held renewal opening (Apr. 1, 2017)
  • Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel became a Westin brand affiliate. After full renovation, the hotel will restart operations as “The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort” (planned to start in Feb. 2018)
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