Key initiatives of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018
Established Seibu Laboratory within Seibu Holdings for creating new business areas. Seibu Laboratory participated in the open innovation program, “Biz Lab Accelerator 2017.”
Launched a PRINCE POINT adding service for the member service program “SEIBU PRINCE CLUB emi” for overseas visitors (Feb. 1, 2018).
Urban Transportation and Regional
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 spring 2019).
Started operation of extra-fare reserved seating train HAIJIMA LINER for the Seibu-Shinjuku to Haijima route (outward journey only) (Mar. 10, 2018).
40000 series rolling stock won the Prime Minister's Award (Grand Award) in Kids Design Award 2017.
Started construction of the “Seibu Takeyama Solar Power Station” as parts of the solar power generation business (scheduled to come on line in Feb. 2019)
Hotel and Leisure
Renewal opening of Tokyo Prince Hotel, The Prince Park Tower Tokyo, Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto and Oiso Prince Hotel, etc.
Decided on “Prince Smart Inn” as the brand name for limited service hotels and added to three existing brand statements (Prince Smart Inn Ebisu to start operation around summer 2020)
Entered into a membership hotel business, and decided to name it “PRINCE VACATION CLUB” (Membership applications opened in April 2018)
Completed to acquire business of StayWell Hospitality Group Pty Ltd and started to operate (Oct. 4, 2017).
Opened “Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower” (Oct. 2, 2017).
Promoted redevelopment projects; Grand Emio Tokorozawa (phaseⅠopened on Mar. 2, 2018, phase Ⅱscheduled to open in summer 2020 ), (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).
Tenants started moving into “emilive Saginomiya” rental apartment (March 23, 2018)
Completed full renovation of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and renamed the hotel “Prince Waikiki” (Apr. 1, 2017).
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel became a Westin Brand affiliate. The hotel will be rebranded as “Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.” Full renovation is scheduled to be completed in Jun. 2018.
Started renovation works of the MetLife Dome area (scheduled to be completed in Mar. 2021).
Ohmi Railway Building in front of Moriyama station “cocotto MORIYAMA” grand opening (Aug. 1, 2017).