Photo Release -- After a Long Flight, Refresh, and Meet at Silicon Valley's
Hotel Los Gatos & Spa
ANA Launches Tokyo-San Jose Service Connecting Business Passengers to the
Heart of Silicon Valley
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After nearly five years of
hard work on both sides of the Pacific, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is poised to
launch new flights between Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and
Tokyo's Narita airport on January 11, 2013.
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"We are very excited about the new flights linking Silicon Valley with Tokyo
again," said David Vossbrink, San Jose's Communications Director, "Silicon
Valley businesses and travelers look forward to the great service and
convenience ANA will offer."
Many Japanese companies such as Hitachi, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba are
located close to the airport, directly benefitting from the new ease of
travel; though part of this route demand is demographically driven, as San
Jose's Asian population is the 3^rd largest in the United States, per 2010's
In a wider scope, Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) learned Tokyo is a
top priority international destination for Silicon Valley travelers, either as
a final destination or routing stop to further Asian locations, according to
Bena Chang. SVLG, led by CEO Carl Guardino, has been a major driving force in
efforts to bring expanded air service here.
Last year, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Guardino and 25 CEOs from top Silicon
Valley entities including Cisco, eBay, Adobe, Brocade and Novellus,
enthusiastically committed to support the expansion as a win-win for all.
In a recent interview, Guardino summarized, "Time is money and it is
tremendously inefficient for Silicon Valley CEOs and their employees to drive
past the San Jose airport on their way to SFO to suffer through inevitable
delays that are based on weather."
State of the art, luxury-filled, Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" planes, infused with
layers of new Japanese technology and ANA customizations, will provide the
flights with extraordinary passenger comfort, beginning withthe inaugural
flight January 11, 2013.
Silicon Valley and San Jose saw the need and value of an expanded, business
friendly, high tech airport to support the thousands of companies close to
SJC. After gathering an investment of $1.3 billion to lay this important
foundation supporting the region's business health, the new airport was
completed in 2010.
Just these few new ANA flights will add $77.7 million annually to the local
economy, according to Rosemary Barnes, Communications Manager at the airport.
"ANA's nonstop international flight helps drive two-way trade and investment,
critical to the economies of Japan and the San Jose region," explained Barnes.
"San Jose is the eighth largest U.S. exporter to Japan, and this new flight
will facilitate even stronger growth."
Once Japan's business travelers arrive in Silicon Valley, many will be headed
to Sand Hill Road investor meetings as the two nations journey into new
dimensions of technology and advancement. Utilizing this new, elegant bridge
across the water, the new ANA routes will help facilitate Japan's rising
"Though we here in Silicon Valley are literally embedded with all types of
technology, Skype®, email, text message, websites and social media, nothing
substitutes for face to face personal meeting," says Linda Apichell, General
Manager of Hotel Los Gatos and Spa.
"A critical part of a successful business trip and meeting is selecting a
comfortable, welcoming venue, fine-tuned to champion the business traveler's
comfort and needs to pause, refresh, regroup and recharge," continued
Apichell. "When planning the next strategic move with investors or product
development, a secure, professionally managed meeting space with flexible
configuration for breakouts and presentations can be key to pulling all the
minute transaction details together for a successful deal."
"Located just 14 minutes from Mineta San Jose International Airport, our hotel
is always ready to fill that need," noted Apichell. "Our Mediterranean
sophistication blends with California charm to create a hotel reminiscent of a
private villa, Silicon Valley's premier luxury hotel address."
Located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Hotel Los Gatos and Spa is
just a short hop from hyper-paced Silicon Valley. Sumptuous appointments, the
warm hospitality of the enthusiastic staff and even a popular Michelin-rated
Dio Deka restaurant onsite combine to provide the business traveler an elegant
yet comfortable, reliable and friendly home base to return to on each Silicon
The online Request for Proposal (RFP) from the #1 Trip Advisor rated property
is all that is needed to plan your special business or social event. Contact
Jan McGreevy at Jan@HotelLosGatos.com or 408-335-1713.
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