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Hilton Expands Portfolio in Kyoto with the Signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama
DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama
Opening in the summer of 2023, DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama will mark the brand’s debut in one of Japan’s top travel destinations

TOKYO and MCLEAN, Va. Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement for DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama in partnership with THE SANKEI BUILDING CO., LTD., Kokyo Asset Management Co., Ltd. and GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd. The 158-room rebranded hotel will be the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Kyoto and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023.

"Kyoto is a sought-after cultural capital with tremendous opportunity, and we are excited to partner with THE SANKEI BUILDING CO., LTD., Kokyo Asset Management Co., Ltd. and GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd. to introduce DoubleTree by Hilton to the city. When it opens in the coming months, DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama will mark Hilton’s third brand to enter Kyoto in two years, after ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts in late 2021 and the recently opened Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma. With Hilton Kyoto also set to open in 2024, Hilton is deeply committed to meeting the diverse guest needs in this key market, while driving best-in-class performance and owner returns,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama is well suited for business and leisure travelers, located just 10 minutes from Kyoto Station by taxi and a one-minute walk from the Metro, allowing guests easy access to the Karasuma business district. Nestled in a historic district of Kyoto, the hotel is a short distance from popular tourist attractions, such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Yasaka Shrine, renowned for the Gion Festival, one of Japan’s three major festivals, as well as the neighboring Gion district, famed for its traditional teahouses, boutiques and restaurants. The hotel is also located near the Kyoto National Museum and one of Kyoto's most atmospheric dining areas, Ponto-cho.

The hotel will be infused with a modern Japanese style of design, while the area’s natural beauty and seasonal colors will extend to the tranquil mini-Japanese garden on the lobby floor, where guests can refresh their mind, body and spirit. The hotel will feature an all-day restaurant, a lounge and bar, as well as a fitness center and a public bath.

“With the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama next month, DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama next summer and DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle in 2024, Japan continues to be an integral part of the brand’s growth story. DoubleTree by Hilton has been renowned for delivering a warm welcome to guests in Japan and around the world. The signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie has become synonymous with the brand’s hospitality and delivery of feel-good moments from arrival throughout a guest’s stay, and we look forward to extending that welcome to even more business travellers and leisure seekers in Japan,” said Vincent Ong, vice president, head of full services brands, Asia Pacific, Hilton.”

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced 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 nearly 190 million Hilton Honors 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 DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of over 680 hotels with more than 155,000 rooms across 56 countries and territories. For more than 55 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton 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 DoubleTree by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.