Arena Events delivers Japan's biggest temporary hospitality structure
Arena Events Group has completed the installation of the largest single temporary hospitality structure ever installed in Japan in partnership with Omni International, it announced on Friday, in Yokohama, for the Rugby World Cup being hosted in the country.
The AIM-traded firm said the 3,800 square metre facility - located at Shin Yokohama, adjacent to the Nissan Stadium - would host guests for all seven matches at the venue.
It said it was the second time that the company had worked at the world's biggest rugby tournament after successful delivery in the UK in 2015.
Arena was a “key supplier” in delivering multiple temporary structures for hospitality and back-of-house areas, as well as media facilities.
Sports Travel & Hospitality Japan (STHJ) was awarded the contract as sole provider of hospitality for the tournament in Japan in 2019, and would be offering a “unique” guest experience, combining traditional western hospitality with ‘Japanese Omotenashi’, which Arena said was the philosophy of Japanese hospitality.
Arena had worked with STH Group on a number of high-profile sporting events.
“We are honoured to be involved in the first ever Rugby World Cup in Asia,” said Paul Berger, chief executive officer for Arena Middle East and Asia.
“It's been a pleasure to work with the team at STH Japan to deliver this extraordinary facility that is sure to provide a memorable experience for guests.”
Martyn Lee, head of operations for STH Japan, added that the Webb Ellis Pavilion and Suites was his company’s flagship temporary structure, adding that it had been “a pleasure” to have worked with Arena.
“We are confident the facility will exceed the expectations of both our domestic and international clients and guests, at this hugely exciting time for Japan to host the third largest sporting event in the world.”
Arena said it would return to Japan next year for the Summer Olympic Games, to install temporary seating for the Beach Volleyball Stadium as well as numerous hospitality facilities.