Hilton Garden Inn Debuts in Japan with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma

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Hilton has 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 thrilled to celebrate Hilton Garden Inn’s brand debut in one of the most popular destinations in Japan. Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma represents a stunning addition to our rapidly growing portfolio,” said Jenny Milos, vice president, focused service and all suites brands, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

“As the world reopens, we look forward to welcoming guests through our doors, giving them the chance to experience our upscale 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 both relaxed and confident thanks to the brand’s signature positive and upbeat service. We are confident that this new hotel will meet the diverse needs of both leisure and business travellers here in Kyoto.”

Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is located in central Kyoto, only three minutes from Kyoto Station by subway and a five-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 travellers.

“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 travellers. We are already seeing a tremendous response from leisure and business guests due to pent-up travel demand across Japan, and we look forward to offering a bright and satisfying experience for both domestic and international guests here in Kyoto,” said Timothy Soper, area vice president, head of Japan, Korea & Micronesia, Hilton.

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. Pet-friendly rooms allowing guests to stay with their dogs are also available.

“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 travellers 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 centre, 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.

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