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Hilton to Launch First Hilton Garden Inn in Japan

Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is set to open in 2022, offering better and brighter stays to both leisure and business travelers in Kyoto

TOKYO, Japan - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement for the first Hilton Garden Inn in Japan. Inked in partnership with Godo Gaisha Kyoto Shijo Hotel Management, the hotel is scheduled to open in December 2022. 

Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma will provide travelers with upscale and affordable accommodations featuring 250 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, a fitness room, and The Shop, a 24-hour, self-service retail space. The hotel will be located in central Kyoto, close to popular tourist attractions such as Gion, a tourist-favorite with its high concentration of traditional wooden machiya merchant houses, and Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the best surviving examples of castle palace architecture from Japan's feudal era.

Located within walking distance of shopping areas and the business district, the new hotel will serve as a convenient base for both leisure and business travelers. Home to many cultural landmarks and historical sites, Kyoto is considered the cultural heart of Japan, and its modern yet classical atmosphere attracts both domestic and international tourists.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of the first hotel under our focused service brand, Hilton Garden Inn, in Kyoto. This is the second hotel development inked by Hilton in Kyoto this year following our announcement on the signing of ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts, which is scheduled to open in the fall of next year. Japan is a strategic market for Hilton and we are constantly looking to work with the right partner to bring the right brands into the country. We look forward to launching Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma in 2022 which we are confident will be well received by travelers to Kyoto,” said Matt Fry, senior vice president, development, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

“Over the years, Hilton Garden Inn has attracted numerous dedicated and loyal guests from all over the world. The brand continues to optimize and innovate, by combining affordable accommodations with elevated amenities and warm service around the globe. It is truly exciting to see the entry of Hilton Garden Inn into Japan and I am confident it will be top of mind for travelers when it opens in Kyoto,” said Alan Roberts, global brand head, Hilton Garden Inn.

Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly 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, free standard WiFi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of world-class brands comprising more than 7,200 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 158 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About Hilton Garden Inn

The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and modern amenities for an experience that is simply on another level. The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. With more than 970 hotels in 57 countries and territories around the world, the brand ensures today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Garden Inn by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter