Hilton Hotels has introduced its third brand to the Japanese city of Kyoto with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama.

Located in Kyoto’s best-preserved historic district, the seven-storey, 158-room hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, lounge bar, 24-hour fitness centre, and public bath.

The DoubleTree hotel joins Hilton-operated LXR Hotels and Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Kyoto and is the latest step in Hilton’s Japanese expansion.

“This debut also marks our third hotel to open in Japan this year, following DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama in January and Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort in June,” said Hilton Area Vice President, Head of Japan, Korea and Micronesia, Timothy Soper.

“Next year, we have exciting plans to introduce two new hotels to Kyoto – DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Station and Hilton Kyoto. These openings exemplify our commitment to expanding our footprint in Japan, where we have been spreading the light and warmth of hospitality for the past 60 years.”

The hotel incudes an all-day dining restaurant and five guest room types including 46 rooms modelled after authentic Japanese living spaces and two 61sqm suites with private saunas and rain showers.

The hotel’s decor combines local art – including paintings, sculptures and textiles – and natural materials, reflecting Kyoto’s serene gardens.

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

“We look forward to delighting comfort-seeking guests with feel-good moments throughout their stay, from our signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival to comfortable accommodation that promises a great night’s sleep and thoughtful amenities.”