Hilton Garden Inn Debuts in Japan

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

TOKYO and MCLEAN, Va. – November 23, 2022 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, marking the first Hilton Garden Inn in Japan, in the heart of Kyoto. 

“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. 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,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton.  

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. 

“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," said Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. 

“As the world reopens, we look forward to welcoming guests through our doors and providing an elevated yet approachable atmosphere with heartfelt service and value-added amenities. We are confident that this new hotel will meet the diverse needs of both leisure and business travelers in Kyoto.”

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.  For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit http://hgikyotoshijokarasuma.jp/ or call +81 75-320-5111.

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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 960 hotels in 56 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 hgi.com 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 stories.hilton.com/hgi, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Hilton 

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 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 five 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 nearly 146 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 stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.