The ryokan (Japanese-style inn) Abba Resorts Izu was named Asia’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards in London on 9 November, the resort announced in a press release. Owner Windsor Yeh described it as a “great honour”.
The judges praised Abba Resorts Izu for its location, level of hospitality and cuisine. It was the only ryokan to win an award and one of only two Japanese winners.
The World Boutique Hotel Awards is in its seventh year, and winners were chosen from more than 600 nominees in more than 80 countries.