Best Western arrives in Japan’s cultural heart

Best Western Hotels & Resorts will soon make its debut in Kyoto, Japan’s imperial capital and cultural heart, following the signing of an exquisite new hotel that will also mark the Japanese launch of the BW Signature Collection.

Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2020, The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western will be nestled in the city’s central Nakagyo Ward, which is home to many of Kyoto’s temples and museums, as well as shops and restaurants. In keeping with this charming area, the hotel will be designed in a low-rise style with a wooden façade.

The agreement for The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western was signed with Landowner Japan, the hotel’s developer and a long-term partner of the hotel chain. The two companies have already collaborated on two other hotels in Japan: Best Western Hotel Takayama and The Hotel Nagasaki, BW Premier Collection.

“We now introduce our first hotel in this captivating city and the first BW Signature Collection hotel in Japan. This elegant property will perfectly blend Best Western’s international accommodation and service standards with Japan’s gracious hospitality,” commented Olivier Berrivin, managing director of international operations in Asia for Best Western Hotels & Resorts.

Kyoto and its surrounding regions are home to approximately 2,000 temples and shrines, plus an incredible 17 UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmarks and about 20% of Japan’s official national treasures.

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