Hilton is set to open a Doubletree property in Osaka in Japan.

For Doubletree by Hilton Osaka Castle, the hospitality brand has signed a management agreement with Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Doubletree by Hilton Osaka Castle will be situated to the northwest of the 450-year-old Osaka Castle and will be at 50 km distance from Kansai International Airport and a ten-minute drive from the Osaka Railway Station.

The 377-room new-build hotel will have guest facilities including an indoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting facilities, and an executive lounge.

Dining options include the all-day dining Grab & Go and a lobby lounge and bar.

Commenting on the announcement, Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia and Australasia said:

“We are delighted to partner with Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. to bring the first Doubletree by Hilton hotel to Osaka, a top tourist destination in Japan. With its strategic location and signature Hilton hospitality, Doubletree by Hilton Osaka Castle will be ideally suited to serve business and leisure demand in the market.

“When Osaka hosts the World Expo which will see the city welcome delegates and participants from some 150 countries, I am confident the hotel will be top of mind for both domestic and business travellers.”

Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton said:

“Since its launch more than 50 years ago, Doubletree by Hilton has become one of our fastest-growing brands across the globe. Today, the brand is a symbol of comfort for both business and leisure guests alike.

We look forward to bringing Doubletree by Hilton’s brand of hospitality to Osaka where guests will enjoy our renowned levels of hospitality in comfortable, contemporary accommodation and the convenient access to the cultural, dining and retail scenes in the city.”

Keisuke Shimonishi, director and managing executive officer, head of commercial construction business division, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd said:

“We are pleased to sign our first agreement with Hilton. We look forward to a strong partnership with Hilton and working together to further develop the travel and tourism industry.

“I have high expectations for Doubletree by Hilton Osaka Castle and I am confident that it will deliver great value and excellent customer satisfaction while contributing to the invigoration of the Osaka Castle area.”

The hotel will mark the debut of the Doubletree by Hilton brand and the third Hilton-managed hotel in Osaka, joining Hilton Osaka and Conrad Osaka in the city.