The record of being the World’s Oldest Hotel has been achieved by Hōshi Ryokan from Komatsu, Japan.
Hōshi is the world’s oldest hotel and is owned and run by the same family for 46 generations so far.Its famous hot springs have been refreshing and revitalizing its patrons for no less than 1291 years. Founded by a Buddhist disciple; Hōshi is not only world’s oldest hotel but also the world’s oldest continuously-operating business.
Hōshi is a ryokan (Japanese traditional inn) in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 717, it was the oldest hotel in the world, that was still in operation, as far as the editors of the Guinness World Records knew, until that title was given in 2011 to Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan.