Park Hotel Kyoto to open doors in December

TD Editor

Set to open in December 2020, Park Hotel Kyoto is ideally located near the world-famous Nijō Castle, and gastronomic centres Nishiki Market and Pontocho. It offers 112 guestrooms, two suites, a restaurant & bar and a fitness room. The interior of the hotel pays homage to the beauty and rich culture of Kyoto and incorporates arts and crafts handmade locally. Each room is contemporarily designed with traditional Japanese touches.

Home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage locations and gifted with a vibrant gastronomic scene, Kyoto today is considered the cultural capital of Japan. Well known for its monumental Shinto shrines, imperial palaces and Buddhist temples as well as museums and traditional festivals, the former capital city of Japan where the emperors of Japan ruled from for hundreds of years since the eighth century, has a good track record of domestic and international visitors.

In 2019, the prefecture achieved a record number of 87.9 million visitors, while the city of Kyoto received about 53.25 million visitors. As one of the most popular destinations in the world, Kyoto has experienced a remarkable boom in international visitor arrivals of 20% per annum between 2014 and 2019. The city is still dominated by domestic Japanese hotel brands and thus the arrival of Park Hotel will provide a recognizable and unique option for the growing number of international visitors.

Park Hotel Group has joined hands with Apricot Capital in a joint venture to acquire the newly built hotel in Kyoto. Park Hotel Kyoto marks the Group’s first Park Hotel brand and expansion in Japan as its second property after Grand Park Otaru in Hokkaido.

“Our joint venture with Apricot Capital and the acquisition of the Kyoto hotel demonstrates our confidence in the potential of travel and tourism in Japan as well as its recovery post-COVID-19. Debuting Park Hotel brand in Kyoto city is part of our strategic plans to grow our presence in key destinations where our guests and travellers want to be,” says Allen Law, chief executive officer of Park Hotel Group.

“As we anticipate for travel and tourism to rebound over the next couple of quarters, Park Hotel Kyoto aspires to be an exceptional, upscale accommodation of choice that enriches the Kyoto travel experience of both the locals as well as the growing number of international visitors,” he adds.

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