WORLDHOTELS has extended its portfolio in Japan as four Rihga Royal Hotels join the group. Rihga’s Osaka and Tokyo properties have joined the affiliates under the Deluxe Collection as well as the Rihga Royal Hotels in Kyoto and Hiroshima. “Rihga Royal Hotels is renowned for earning the patronage of the Japanese imperial family as well as royalty, heads of state and key government officials from around the world,” said WORLDHOTELS Managing Director Robert Hornman. “This partnership significantly strengthens our presence in Japan, an exciting attraction for both the leisure travel and MICE markets”. “We are looking forward to extending our marketing and distribution reach globally through a successful long-term strategic partnership with WORLDHOTELS,” added Rihga Managing Director Toru Kawasaki.