Top News Dusit Thani heads to Kyoto By TTG Asia / Posted on 6 November, 2020 15:51 Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Yasuda Real Estate Co, community-focused property developer based in Tokyo, to bring the first Dusit-branded hotel to Japan come September 2023. Dusit Thani Kyoto, located 850 metres from Kyoto Station in the Honganji Monzen-machi district, will feature approximately 150 guestrooms set over four floors, a Thai-themed all-day dining restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar, function rooms, a health club and wellness facilities. Dusit Thani Kyoto will open in September 2023 While international tourism is currently paused in line with travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Dusit’s management expects the city to quickly regain its status as a major tourism hub when people are free to visit Japan once again. Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International, said: “Continuing our strategy for sustainable expansion, the signing of Dusit Thani Kyoto serves as a major milestone for our company. It also highlights our confidence in the strength and resilience of Japan’s travel market and its ability to bounce back strong after all the current challenges. “Kyoto is a wonderful destination, rich in history, heritage, and culture, and we look forward to embracing this in our operations while doing our utmost to deliver long-term value for all stakeholders.” Masahiro Nakagawa, president, Yasuda Real Estate Co. expects Dusit Thani Kyoto “to deliver a truly distinctive stay experience in the heart of the city’ with its “locally inspired design and unique blend of Thai and Japanese hospitality traditions”. Dusit International currently has a presence in Japan through Elite Havens, which manages a collection of ski chalets in Niseko.