Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo is Ascott's second Citadines property in Japan, following the opening of Citadines Tokyo Shinjuku exactly a year ago.
In centrally located Gojo, this 124-unit Citadines offers stylish studios and one-bedroom apartments that boast contemporary design and fittings and a fully-equipped kitchen, home entertainment system and broadband internet access. A la carte services are available, including courier delivery, laundry, dry cleaning and baby sitting.
A residents’ programme helps guests explore and gain better understanding of one of Japan’s most historic cities.
With the Gojo subway station situated outside the Apart' hotel, residents can access to destinations important to their doing business and other places of interest such as Shijo shopping street and the Kyoto Shinkansen bullet train station, part of a larger complex that also features Isetan department store and Bic Camera electronic store.
Lee Chee Koon, Ascott's managing director for North Asia, revealed that strong demand for Citadines Tokyo spurred them to bring the brand to another Japanese city, in this case, Kyoto. Lee believed demand would also be as healthy, given that the destination is popular with tourists for heritage sites such as the Kyomizu temple and Toji Temple as well as the Gion, known as the "geisha district".
Ascott's Japan portfolio now consists of two Citadines in Tokyo and Kyoto and Somersets in Tokyo as well as 49 corporate leasing properties.
To mark the opening, Ascott is offering special rates starting from JPY 10,000 (US$111) per night for a studio. For details, visit www.citadines.com
Margie T Logarta