Hilton has chosen Kyoto, Japan as the location of its first LXR Hotels & Resorts property in Asia Pacific.
ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts, opening in the fall of 2021, will be operated by Tokyu Resorts & Stays Co., a fully-owned subsidiary of Tokyu Land Corporation.
It will be part of the Shozan Resort Kyoto, a luxury enclave currently home to some of Kyoto’s most notable and idyllic Japanese gardens, historic architecture and authentic tea houses. Shozan Resort Kyoto’s concept, which focuses on “beautiful things are born from a beautiful environment”, is aligned by LXR’s promise of offering authentic and meaningful experiences native to the local destination, history and tradition.
Armed with 114 keys, ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts takes in a suite of facilities including fine dining restaurants, natural hot springs, as well as a pool and fitness centre.
Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president of luxury & lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton, said in a press statement: “There is a distinct story behind every LXR property that builds on the promise of delivering personalised attention and luxurious, yet locally immersive, experiences for our guests.
“With the cultural threads that are woven through every part of the hotel – from the architecture to culinary experiences and the surrounding environment – combined with the unique identity of the hotel and backed by Hilton’s expertise in delivering personalised experiences, I am confident ROKU KYOTO is perfectly placed to be the epitome of a peaceful retreat with a deep connection to the alluring city.”
Leading the hotel’s opening as general manager is Yoshinori Nishihara, a veteran hotelier who brings with him more than 35 years of experience.