Hilton today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, marking the debut of the first Hilton Garden Inn property. in Japan. The new opening also marks an incredible milestone for Hilton as the company’s 600th hotel in Asia Pacific, cementing Hilton’s position as the fastest growing hotel company in the region.
“We are delighted to celebrate the debut of the Hilton Garden Inn brand in one of the most popular destinations in Japan. Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma represents an amazing addition to our rapidly growing portfolio,” said Jenny Milos, vice president, focused service and all suite brands, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “As the world reopens, we look forward to welcoming guests through our doors, giving them the opportunity to experience our unique yet affordable accommodations, as well as heartfelt service and value-added amenities. Our team members strive to create an elevated yet approachable atmosphere where guests can feel relaxed and safe through the brand’s signature positive and upbeat service. We are confident that this new hotel will meet the diverse needs of leisure and business travelers here in Kyoto.”
Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is located in the center of Kyoto, just 3 minutes from Kyoto Station by subway and a 5-minute walk from Shijo and Gojo subway stations. The property is close to popular tourist attractions such as Gion, a favorite with tourists with its high concentration of traditional machiya wooden trading houses, as well as Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the best surviving examples. of Japan palace architecture. feudal age. Located within walking distance of shopping areas such as Nishiki Market and the business district, the hotel serves as an ideal base for both leisure and business travelers.
“We are delighted to open Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma at a time when the government has launched a nationwide travel discount program and borders are reopening to international travelers. We are already seeing a great response from business and leisure guests due to pent-up travel demand across Japan, and we look forward to delivering a brilliant and satisfying experience for domestic and international guests here in Kyoto,” said Timothy Soper, Vice President of area. , head of Japan, Korea and Micronesia, Hilton.
The nine-story, 250-room hotel features comfortable rooms that blend traditional Japanese elements with modern sensibilities. The hotel offers nine room types, ranging from functional 20 to 23-square-meter standard layouts for up to two people, to 57-square-meter Premium Family Rooms that can comfortably accommodate up to six people. Pet-friendly rooms are also available that allow guests to stay with their dogs.
“We are pleased to bring the Hilton Garden Inn brand to another new country and territory,” said Alan Roberts, Hilton Garden Inn brand leader. “The landmark Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma hotel offers a familiar environment for travelers with warm, glowing service and thoughtful touches – the perfect base for exploring all that Japan’s ancient capital has to offer.”
Guests will have access to a variety of amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a self-service laundry facility, a fitness center, and The Shop, where local snacks, beverages, coffee, and other items are available 24 hours a day. hours. hours a day.
At the all-day restaurant, Together & Co., guests can enjoy Western and Japanese cuisine featuring Kyoto’s seasonal ingredients from breakfast to dinner, all in a vibrant and relaxing space that encourages social interactions .
Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma participates in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for the 18 different Hilton brands. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that lets them choose almost any combination of points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, and Wi-Fi free standard. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check in, choose their room and access their room with a digital key.