Singapore – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama, marking Hilton’s third distinct brand in Kyoto – joining two other award-winning brands, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Hilton Garden Inn, offering a variety of stay experiences for guests in the historic urban hub.
“We are thrilled to introduce DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama as our third brand in Kyoto,” said Timothy Soper, area vice president, head of Japan, Korea & Micronesia, Hilton. “This debut also marks our third hotel to open in Japan this year, following DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama in January and Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort in June. Next year, we have exciting plans to introduce two new hotels to Kyoto – DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station and Hilton Kyoto. These openings exemplify our commitment to expanding our footprint in Japan, where we have been spreading the light and warmth of hospitality for the past 60 years.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama offers an ideal location for leisure and business travelers alike, situated just a 10-minute taxi ride from Kyoto Station and a one-minute walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station on the Keihan Main Line. Located in Kyoto’s best-preserved historic district, nearby attractions include the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kiyomizu-dera Temple; Yasaka Shrine; and the Gion district, famous for its traditional teahouses, boutiques, and restaurants. The hotel is also close to the Kyoto National Museum and the idyllic Ponto-cho dining area.
“We are excited about the DoubleTree by Hilton brand debut in Kyoto, a cultural capital that attracts travelers from around the world with its rich history and scenic beauty. We look forward to delighting comfort-seeking guests with feel-good moments throughout their stay, from our signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival to comfortable accommodation that promises a great night’s sleep and thoughtful amenities,” said Vincent Ong, vice president, of Brand Management, Full Service, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
The seven-story, 158-room hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, sophisticated lounge bar, 24-hour fitness center, and public bath, offering modern comfort and convenience for families, couples, and solo travelers.
The hotel’s decor effortlessly combines art and natural materials, reflecting Kyoto’s serene gardens. A signature brass moon-shaped art piece welcomes guests at the lobby, while OPEN, the all-day dining restaurant, features screens with traditional monochrome paintings that embody local Kyoto culture.
Among the five guest room types, the “Japanese Room” is a nod to the local Kyoto culture, with 46 rooms modeled after authentic Japanese living spaces where guests can experience traditional tatami mats. In addition, two 61-square-meter suites include private saunas and rain showers. These suites are artfully decorated with local art pieces including tea utensils made by a Kyoto sculptor, fabric art woven in Nishijin, Kyoto’s famed weaving district, and sculptures inspired by the flow of the Kamo River. All guest rooms feature a bathtub, allowing guests to relax in comfort after a long day.
DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 world-class hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama.
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