Thailand’s Dusit Hotels will continue its expansion in Japan this September with the opening of Dusit Thani Kyoto, a new luxury hotel in the city’s Hanganji Monzen-machi district, only 850 metres from major transportation hub Kyoto Station.

Building and expanding on the foundation set by Dusit’s first hotel in the country, the lifestyle oriented ASAI Kyoto Shijo, which opened in June, Dusit Thani Kyoto has been created for luxury travellers seeking authenticity and exclusivity “in the utmost of comfort and convenience”, Dusit says.

Located in a residential area, the 147-key hotel has been specially designed to reflect the rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture of Kyoto.

Set around a serene courtyard, the hotel offers a wide range of facilities for business and leisure guests, including event spaces for up to 240 guests, a well-equipped fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool, and a signature Devarana wellness centre.

At Devarana, guests will find a unique fusion of ancient Thai massage therapies and traditional Japanese rituals, personalised wellness treatments, and bespoke wellbeing journeys.

Dining options include a speciality Teppanyaki restaurant, a tea place, a stylish basement bar – Den Kyoto – and Ayatana, a fine dining experience where authentic Thai flavours meet the finest Japanese traditions.

To help guests connect with the culture and spirituality of Kyoto, Dusit’s team is on hand to help arrange excursions to nearby attractions such as Nishi Honganji and Toji temples (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), as well as other popular destinations and hidden gems throughout the city.

“With our commitment to impeccable service, exceptional wellness and dining experiences, and unique fusion of Thai and Japanese hospitality, Dusit Thani Kyoto is primed to be a haven for luxury travellers seeking a harmonious blend of cultural appreciation, culinary indulgence, and ultimate relaxation,” said Gilles Cretallaz, COO, Dusit International.

“Our prime location near Kyoto Station ensures our guests can effortlessly navigate and discover the rich cultural heritage, iconic landmarks, and hidden gems that Kyoto offers. Whether it’s visiting the revered Nishi Honganji Temple or venturing further to explore the serene bamboo groves of Arashiyama or the historic charm of the Gion district, we’re delighted to provide a luxurious base for a memorable exploration of Kyoto’s treasures, ensuring guests can make the most of their visit –and enjoy a total Kyoto experience.”

To celebrate its opening, Dusit Thani Kyoto is offering exclusive room rates for members of Dusit’s guest recognition programme, Dusit Gold, starting at JPY56,925 (US$400) a night, inclusive of a JPY5,000 hotel credit per person per stay. This offer is valid for booking until 30 November for stay dates between 1 September and 28 December, 2023.