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Dusit Hotels and Resorts announces its grand debut in Japan

  • Dusit Thani Kyoto, exterior
  • Dusit Thani Kyoto, room
  • ASAI Kyoto Shijo
  • ASAI Kyoto Shijom, room

Opening of luxurious Dusit Thani Kyoto and lifestyle oriented ASAI Kyoto Shijo.

SINGAPORE – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hospitality companies, has announced its grand debut in Japan by unveiling two new properties in the beautiful city of Kyoto. The two new properties, namely Dusit Thani Kyoto and ASAI Kyoto Shijo, are set to offer unique Thai-inspired features that will enhance visitors’ experiences of the ancient capital city of Japan.

Dusit Thani Kyoto

Launching in September 2023, Dusit Thani Kyoto is a luxurious hotel located in the city’s Hongwanji Monzen-machi district, which is only 850 meters from Kyoto Station and close to Nishi Hongwanji Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and other major attractions.

The hotel will boast 147 elegantly appointed guest rooms that are tastefully designed to blend traditional Thai and Japanese aesthetics with contemporary touches. Offering a unique fusion of ancient Thai massage therapies and traditional Japanese rituals, as well as personalized wellness treatments, the signature Devarana Wellness caters to the aspirational health needs of guests.

The hotel is set to become a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts by offering compelling dining experiences – from a speciality Teppanyaki restaurant and chic social club to a lavish tea shop and, most notably, exquisite culinary journeys crafted by award-winning chefs Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava and Dylan Jones from Thailand.

ASAI Kyoto Shijo

More excitement can be found across town at ASAI Kyoto Shijo, a lifestyle-oriented hotel opening in June 2023. Offering thoughtfully compact rooms that focus on the essentials, the new 114-key hotel is designed to uniquely link millennial-minded travelers with authentic local experiences and unique Thai touches in the vibrant neighbourhood of Shijo-Karasuma, near the famous Nishiki Market in the city’s renowned Downtown area.

The hotel will offer a cozy dining room inspired by the rich street-food culture of Bangkok, paired with original cocktail creations and premium Japanese whisky, sake, and beer for an elevated dining experience. Furthermore, regular collaborations with local restaurateurs and artisans, and sustainable sourcing of produce, will further set the distinctive lifestyle hotel apart.

Japan has always been a popular destination with Singaporeans, and Dusit International’s foray into the Japanese hospitality market with its two new properties, Dusit Thani Kyoto and ASAI Kyoto Shijo, could not be more felicitous.

The two hotels offer unique features and concepts that will cater to different types of travelers, from those seeking luxury and elegance to those looking for a more authentic and cultural experience. With their prime locations and exceptional amenities, both properties are set to become popular destinations for visitors to Kyoto.

With the exciting opening of the lifestyle oriented ASAI Kyoto Shijo in June, followed by the grand opening of the luxurious Dusit Thani Kyoto in September, Dusit Hotels and Resortsis already exploring options to expand its hotel portfolio in vibrant cities like Fukuoka, Osaka, and Tokyo.

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