Hilton Continues Expansion in Japan, with Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station

The second DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Japan’s cultural city offers an ideal location near Kyoto Station for both leisure and business travelers

SINGAPORE – 2 April 2024 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station, the brand’s second property in Kyoto, Japan. Conveniently located within walking distance of Kyoto Station, this new addition offers both business and leisure travelers a seamless blend of the city's rich cultural heritage alongside modern comfort and the warm hospitality that defines the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. Guests can expect to be immersed in the timeless charm of Kyoto while enjoying the brand's renowned warmth and thoughtful acts of caring throughout their stay.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station
This opening demonstrates Hilton’s commitment to continued expansion within Kyoto, a cultural capital that attracts travelers from around the world. The new hotel complements and extends Hilton’s presence in the city, joining DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama; ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts; and Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma. Hilton is also set to introduce its flagship brand, Hilton Kyoto, later this year.

"We are thrilled to open DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station in this world-renowned, culturally vibrant destination. As it joins our diverse portfolio in the city, ranging from luxury to focused service brands, we can now offer travelers an unrivalled range of accommodation," said Timothy Soper, area vice president, head of Japan, Korea & Micronesia, Hilton. "We anticipate travel demand to further strengthen this year across the region, and look forward to providing our warm hospitality and thoughtful service to even more guests here in Kyoto."

A mere five-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station's Hachijo Exit, DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station affords guests effortless access to the city’s famed historical landmarks, bustling dining scene, and extensive shopping districts. With its optimal location and train access, the hotel also serves as an ideal base for exploring neighboring cities like Osaka, Kobe, and Nara.

“We are excited to open the second DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Kyoto, especially amid the bloom of beautiful cherry blossoms, a peak travel season for the city. Together with DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama, we look forward to delighting even more comfort-seeking guests with the brand’s renowned hospitality and warm welcome. From our signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival to thoughtful amenities and comfortable accommodations, this new offering promises feel-good moments throughout their stay, so guests leave feeling uplifted and inspired,” said Vincent Ong, vice president, Brand Management, Full Service, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

The hotel’s interiors draw inspiration from the concept of ‘A Touch of Kyoto Essence’, where traditional Kyoto craftsmanship, art and decorative elements result in a thoughtful blend of timeless techniques and contemporary style. From the ikebana-inspired flower vase in the entrance lobby to the café and lounge counter lined with Kyoto tiles, every detail pays homage to the city's artistic heritage.

This design concept extends to the hotel’s guest rooms, with 16 accommodation types to suit varying traveler preferences. Rooms from the second to sixth floors exhibit a retro-modern design inspired by Kyoto's historic charm, whereas Executive Rooms and Suites on the seventh floor and above offer guests a serene, classically designed retreat. The hotel also offers two types of 81-square-meter Suites, including Deluxe Tatami Suite Rooms for a complete cultural experience.

The nine-story, 266-room hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, a café and lounge, 24-hour fitness center, executive lounge, and an 88-square-meter meeting space. Guests can enjoy comfort foods made with local seasonal ingredients at Harvest Kitchen, the all-day dining restaurant. Its diverse menu is centered on the theme of “harvest,” with dishes like DoubleTree Hamburger dressed with Saikyo miso mayonnaise, Double Oyakodon – a chicken and egg rice bowl – using Tanba Ajiwai chicken, and Bonsai Tiramisu. At Grove Lounge, guests can relax and relish in a sake tasting flight or sample liqueurs from around the world.

Located on the ninth floor, the executive lounge delivers panoramic views of the scenic mountains that surround the city. Guests with access can enjoy a delicious spread during breakfast and cocktail hours.

Mitsuhiro Ito, president, Daiwa House Realty Mgt Co., Ltd., said, “We are very pleased to partner with Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, to open the DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station. We look forward to providing Hilton’s world-class service to domestic and international travelers, and creating inspiring and memorable moments during their stay.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 world-class hotel brands. Hilton Honors 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, an exclusive member 
discount and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available 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.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station.

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About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 680 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms across 55 countries and territories. For more than 50 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.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 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 more than 180 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.
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