Marriott opens 2nd Tribute Portfolio hotel in Japan

July 05, 2021 Travel
Marriott has opened the second Tribute Portfolio hotel in Japan.

The 203-room Hiyori Chapter Kyoto is located near Kawaramachi-dori, adjacent to one of Kyoto’s main shopping streets and the scenic Kamo River.

Guests can easily access the main historical and cultural destinations in the city including the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former palace of the Japanese Emperor, and the magnificent Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, with its breathtaking tree-lined gravel pathways, peaceful shrines and lakes.

Osaka International Airport is within a 70-minute drive whilst JR Kyoto Station is a 20-minute drive from the new hotel, making it easily accessible from other regional and international destinations.

“We are delighted to be opening Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, introducing Tribute Portfolio to one of the most sought-after destinations around the globe. The opening further diversifies our exciting collection of hotels in Japan, offering unique experiences to our discerning guests,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Tribute Portfolio. “Tribute Portfolio seeks out and highlights the true spirit of a destination and creates vibrant social scenes for travelers to enjoy. The new hotel is set to present captivating design and truly authentic experiences tailored to the locale in Kyoto.”

The hotels rooms and suites draw inspiration from Japanese tea ceremonies and feature key elements of Japanese tea rooms reimagined with a modern interpretation so that they are functional and comfortable.

Facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, 24/7 fitness center, and a traditional Japanese public bath which features a granite bath and an open-air bath surrounded by lush greenery.

“Kyoto is known for its cultural hotspots that are known to international travelers, but it also has many stories about back alleys, restaurants frequented by locals and other places not included in guidebooks,” said Satoshi Furuya, General Manager, Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. “We look forward to providing an unforgettable experience for the modern traveler seeking local experiences and top-of-the-line customer service at the characterful Hiyori Chapter Kyoto.”