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DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama Opens as First DoubleTree in Kyoto

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Hilton has extended the geographical footprint of its DoubleTree brand with the launch of the DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama, the first of its kind in Kyoto, Japan.

Let’s dive right in and take a look at the details.

158-Room DoubleTree Debuts in Kyoto, Japan

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The DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama has 158 rooms and 2 suites across 5 room types.

The hotel features several dining and beverage options and a 24-hour fitness center.

“We are excited about the DoubleTree by Hilton brand debut in Kyoto, a cultural capital that attracts travelers from around the world with its rich history and scenic beauty,” said Vincent Ong, vice president of Full Service Brand Management, Asia Pacific, at Hilton.

Like other DoubleTree hotels, guests will be welcomed with the brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie upon arrival.

If you aren’t familiar, DoubleTree is one of Hilton’s most visible brands and has been in existence for more than a half-century. Today, the brand has 660 hotels with over 150,000 rooms in 51 countries and territories.

While this may be DoubleTree’s debut in Kyoto, Hilton has a modest presence in the city with 2 hotels, the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma and ROKU KYOTO. There are 2 additional hotels — DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station and Hilton Kyoto — also in development.

How to Book

The DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama is now participating in the Hilton Honors program, meaning you can earn and redeem points at the hotel.

The hotel is a steal if you plan to use Hilton Honors points, with awards starting at just 34,000 points per night for standard rooms this summer and fall.

Hilton no longer uses an award chart; instead, the chain has adopted variable award pricing. This means award nights can be cheaper or more expensive, depending on when you travel.

Still, Hilton Honors points are perhaps the easiest hotel currency you can earn. Hilton offers several co-branded credit cards, all with sizable welcome bonuses and some form of elite status. Members can also transfer points from American Express, ride with Lyft, or dine out to earn more points.

Hot Tip:

Looking for the best ways to earn lots of Hilton Honors points? Make sure to read our guide!

Final Thoughts

Opening a hotel in a bustling city like Kyoto is always great news, but it’s even better that the hotel is relatively affordable using points. With award nights starting at just 34,000 — even during some peak travel periods — this hotel will undoubtedly become a sweet spot in Japan!

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