Deluxe Room at Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma Photo: Travel News Asia

Hilton opens first Garden Inn hotel in Japan


Hilton has expanded its portfolio of Garden Inn hotels to the city of Kyoto.

The Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, the brand's first property in the country, is located just three minutes from Kyoto Station by subway, a four-minute walk from Shijo and Gojo subway stations, and within walking distance of shopping areas such as Nishiki Market and the business district.

The hotel is also 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, an UNESCO world heritage site and one of the best surviving examples of palace architecture from Japan's feudal era.

“Japan is one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations and we are delighted to celebrate the timely debut of Hilton Garden Inn following the reopening of Japan’s borders to international travelers,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “Opening in Kyoto, Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma will cater to the pent-up travel demand that we anticipate will sweep over the country. This debut is especially significant as it also represents the 600th hotel to join the Hilton portfolio in Asia Pacific, cementing Hilton’s position as the fastest growing hotel company in the region and a great milestone in our drive to have 1,000 trading hotels in Asia Pacific by 2025.”

The nine-story hotel features 250 rooms divided into nine configurations 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.

Facilities and services include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; all-day dining restaurant; a self-service laundry facility; fitness center; and The Shop, where local snacks, beverages, coffee and other items are available 24 hours a day.

“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 home base to explore all that Japan’s ancient capital city has to offer.”

Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a digital key.

© Travel News Asia

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