Hilton announced the signing of a management agreement with Tokyo Tatemono to launch Hilton Kyoto in 2024.
The property will be Hilton’s first flagship-branded hotel in Japan’s cultural capital, a big destination for both international and domestic travelers.
“We are delighted to partner with Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. to bring Hilton’s flagship brand to Kyoto,” said Clarence Tan, senior vice president, development, Asia Pacific.
“This is the third hotel development inked by Hilton in Kyoto, following the opening of ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts last year, and Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma which is scheduled to open later this year.
“With its strategic location and signature Hilton hospitality, Hilton Kyoto will be ideally suited to serve business and leisure demand in the market, and we look forward to meeting the diverse needs of guests through our portfolio of brands in the city.”
Katsuhito Ozawa, the director & senior managing executive officer at Tokyo Tatemono said he’s pleased to partner with Hilton and praised the hospitality company.
“We are confident that Hilton Kyoto will be a new landmark in Kyoto that will further revitalize the city and become a destination where guests can experience the unique atmosphere and hospitality synonymous with Japan’s ancient capital.”
Hilton Kyoto will open in Sanjo-Kawaramachi, the heart of downtown Kyoto, near the central business and shopping districts, surrounded by classical Buddhist temples, Zen gardens, Shinto shrines, and museums.
Hilton Kyoto will be within walking distance to major attractions including the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Yasaka Shrine and Gion area.
Guests will also be able to enjoy authentic Japanese delicacies nearby at the Nishiki Market (“Kyoto’s Kitchen”), or Pontocho, one of Kyoto’s most atmospheric dining areas.
The 313-room hotel will feature four dining outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a bar and a café. Guests can also enjoy a range of facilities such as a fitness centre, spa, indoor pool, an executive lounge, and banquet and meeting rooms.
The hotel’s interior design will be inspired by the concept of Kyoto textiles which incorporates elements of the ‘Orimono’ unique tradition of weaving, creating a seamless blend of authentic heritage and modern comforts.
“Hilton Hotels & Resorts is known for setting the benchmark of hospitality in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations and has been experiencing strong growth momentum in Asia Pacific,” said Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
“As a cultural capital, Kyoto is consistently ranked as one of Japan’s top destinations to visit.
“Coupled with the hotel’s prime location, thoughtful and memorable design, vibrant dining offerings and spaces for meetings and events, we look forward to delivering exceptional experiences and meaningful service to both leisure and business travellers at Hilton Kyoto.”