Dusit Thani Kyoto is Set to Open in 2023
As the first Dusit-branded hotel in Japan, luxurious Dusit Thani Kyoto will debut in September 2023 in the heart of the historic city.
Recently, Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Yasuda Real Estate Co., Ltd., a community-focused property developer based in Tokyo, to operate Dusit Thani Kyoto, which is located only 850 metres from Kyoto Station in the Honganji Monzen-machi district. Guests will enjoy easy access to nearby attractions such as Higashi Honganji Temple, Nishi Honganji Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kyoto Tower, and Kyoto Aquarium. Gion, the city’s most famous Geisha district, is only 10 minutes away by train, while Nishiki Market, a lively shopping and dining street can be reached in 15 minutes.
The 4-storey hotel will comprise approximately 150 rooms.Facilities will include a Thai-themed all-day dining restaurant, a Japanese specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar, function rooms, a health club equipped for fitness, and wellness facilities.
For updates, visit www.dusit-international.com
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