By The Nation
Dusit Thani Kyoto is slated to open its doors in the heart of the city in September 2023.
The Thai firm said the historic deal reflects Dusit's commitment to sustainable expansion by bringing long-term value to its local communities through creating jobs, contributing to the economy, and encouraging responsible tourism.
Located in the heart of the city, 850 metres from Kyoto Station in the Honganji Monzen-machi district, the new property will comprise approximately 150 rooms set over four floors.
Dusit said guests will enjoy easy access to the nearby attractions of Higashi Honganji Temple, the Unesco heritage Nishi Honganji Temple, Kyoto Tower, and Kyoto Aquarium.
Kyoto saw 87.91 million visitors last year, an increase of 2.86 million on 2018. Dusit’s management expects the city will quickly regain its status as a major tourism hub when global travel restrictions are lifted.
"Continuing our strategy for sustainable expansion, the signing of Dusit Thani Kyoto serves as a major milestone for our company,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, group CEO, Dusit International. “It also highlights our confidence in the strength and resilience of Japan's travel market and its ability to bounce back strong after all the current challenges.”