There are several things of value that is passed down a family to last for generations. Some are business empires, and some are family heirlooms. While many of these valuables are usually never retained at some point, some are kept as a legacy in the family. The odds are that at some point, valuables that are over a hundred years old is usually sold off to the highest bidder to iron the pockets of the family who wish to diversify. As for the hotel industry, it is common knowledge that most hotels are sold off every few years to expand and thrive in the real estate industry. Not often do people hear about a family-run hotel that has been in the same place for over two or three generations.
The History of The Nishiyama Hotel
Some classic hotels exist in places like Paris and Rome that have been around for a few generations, but none can come close to the oldest hotel in the world that has lasted centuries. The best part is that the same hotel has stayed with the same family throughout time. Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is a hotel in Japan, more of a resort, that has been in the family for the last 52 generations and is occupying a predominant place in the Guinness book of world records. It is the only hotel that is the oldest and has been continuously running for centuries. The founder of the hotel is Fujiwara Mahito who built the place 1314 years ago on the top of Mount Fuji. The founder made sure that the family stayed in the hospitality industry and extracted vows to ensure it stays in the family. While the whole hotel has been transformed over the years in parts and pieces, it has stayed top-notch as it has always been known to be. The hot springs, beautiful views and soothing atmosphere is a treat for every patron and guest who stay here.
A Place of Serenity and Awe
Every A-list celebrity in the world and ancient samurais have graced the hotel with their presence. The healing waters and the history that the hotel provides to patrons is unbeatable and a definite check off the bucket list for any person willing to spend $500 per night for a top-notch experience. There are only 37 rooms available at the hotel. The interior style of the hotel is set in the Japanese theme, true to its roots and history. The intricacy of the design hails from the traditions and culture of the ancient Japanese lifestyle. There is little chance that there is a hotel anywhere in the world where guests are invited to drink from the waters of the springs that are at their location. However, this is one of those places with spring water that is said to have healing properties and is sweet as nectar. Indeed a site that one music visit if they can get a booking to spend even a single night at the resort.