Hilton announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, marking the first Hilton Garden Inn in Japan, in the heart of Kyoto.
“As Japan’s borders reopen to international travelers, we are thrilled to celebrate the debut of Hilton Garden Inn in the country, in the popular destination of Kyoto. The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is especially significant as it also marks our 600th hotel in Asia Pacific, cementing Hilton’s position as the fastest growing hotel company in the region,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
“Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma represents a stunning addition to the brand’s rapidly growing portfolio across Asia Pacific, offering more guests upscale yet affordable accommodations coupled by the brand’s signature positive and upbeat service.”
Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is located in central Kyoto, only three minutes from Kyoto Station by subway and a four-minute walk from the Shijo and Gojo subway stations. The property is close to popular tourist attractions such as Gion, a tourist-favorite with its high concentration of traditional wooden machiya merchant houses, as well as Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the best surviving examples of palace architecture from Japan’s feudal era. Situated within walking distance of shopping areas such as Nishiki Market and the business district, the hotel serves as a convenient base for both leisure and business travelers.
The nine-storey, 250-room hotel features comfortable guest rooms combining traditional Japanese elements with modern sensibilities. The hotel offers nine types of guest rooms, ranging from functional standard 20 to 23-square meter layouts for up to two people, to 57-square meter premium family rooms that can accommodate up to six people comfortably.
“We are pleased to bring the Hilton Garden Inn brand to yet another new country and territory,” said Alan Roberts, brand leader, Hilton Garden Inn.
“The milestone Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma hotel provides a familiar environment for travelers with warm glowing service and thoughtful touches – the perfect homebase to explore all that Japan’s ancient capital city 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.
At the all-day dining restaurant, Together & Co., guests can enjoy both western and Japanese cuisines that feature Kyoto’s seasonal ingredients from breakfast to dinner, all in a vibrant and relaxing space that foster social interactions.
Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma participates in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct brands. 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, exclusive member discounts and free standard Wi-Fi. 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 using a Digital Key.
To celebrate Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma’s opening, Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night for bookings made from November 16, 2022, to February 15, 2023, and an additional 5,000 Points per stay on bookings of more than three nights made for February 21 to May 15, 2023.
Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is located at 397 Gojokarasumacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 6008418, Japan.