Hilton has opened its first property under its Hilton Garden Inn brand in Japan, marking the group’s 600th property in Asia Pacific.
The 250-room Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is located in central Kyoto, a four-minute walk from the Shijo and Gojo subway stations and close to attractions such as Gion and Nijo Castle.
The nine-storey hotel features nine types of guest rooms, ranging from 20-23 sqm for a standard room for two people to 57 sqm premium family rooms that can accommodate up to six guests.
Amenities include complimentary wifi, a self-service laundry facility and a fitness centre, while restaurant Together and Co offers western and Japanese cuisine from breakfast to dinner and there’s a 24-hour shop selling local snacks, drinks and coffee among other items.
Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton, commented:
“As Japan’s borders reopen to international travelers, we are thrilled to celebrate the debut of Hilton Garden Inn in the country, in the popular destination of Kyoto. The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is especially significant as it also marks our 600th hotel in Asia Pacific, cementing Hilton’s position as the fastest growing hotel company in the region.
“Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma represents a stunning addition to the brand’s rapidly growing portfolio across Asia Pacific, offering more guests upscale yet affordable accommodations coupled by the brand’s signature positive and upbeat service.”
Alan Roberts, brand leader, Hilton Garden Inn, added:
“We are pleased to bring the Hilton Garden Inn brand to yet another new country and territory. The milestone Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma hotel provides a familiar environment for travelers with warm glowing service and thoughtful touches – the perfect homebase to explore all that Japan’s ancient capital city has to offer.”
Hilton has 960 hotels in 56 countreis and territories around the world under its Hilton Garden Inn brand.
Earlier this year the hotel group announced plans to open Hilton Kyoto in the city’s downtown Sanjo-Kawaramachi area in 2024, and revealed signings for six new luxury hotels in Asia-Pacific.