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IHG signs new Holiday Inn property in Kyoto, Japan


IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with AXA IM Alts to launch a new Holiday Inn property in Kyoto, Japan.

The 183-room hotel will undergo a revamp after reopening as Holiday Inn Kyoto Gojo in early 2025.

Holiday Inn Kyoto Gojo is located between Kyoto Central Station and the cultural attractions in the city center.

This property will feature enhanced dining and leisure facilities including a lobby lounge and café bar, a luxury restaurant, banquet rooms, traditional Japanese baths and a gym.

The renovation will focus on sustainable improvements, such as energy-saving showers and guest room management systems, with the goal of BELS (Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labeling System) certification.

IHG Hotels & Resorts Japan & Micronesia managing director and IHG-ANA Hotels Group Japan GK CEO Abhijay Sandilya said: “We are very pleased to announce our agreement with AXA IM Alts to open Holiday Inn Kyoto Gojo in early 2025, marking the return the hotel’s brand is marked by its roots in Kyoto, where it was first launched in 1973.

“Historic, cultural and beautiful Kyoto is one of the world’s favorite destinations, so we are confident that Holiday Inn, as the world’s largest hotel brand family, along with IHG’s other Kyoto hotels, ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto and Six Senses Kyoto, will provide a place for everyone to stay while visiting this unique and beautiful city.

“We look forward to building on this long-standing partnership with AXA IM Alts and hope to develop even more great hotels across Japan in the coming years.”

The new hotel marks the brand’s historic return to Kyoto, where the first Holiday Inn opened in 1973.

Holiday Inn Kyoto Gojo will be the eleventh Holiday Inn in Japan and IHG’s third hotel in Kyoto, joining ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto and Six Senses Kyoto.

IHG continues to expand in Japan, with 59 hotels currently open or in the pipeline.

Earlier this year, IHG launched Hotels & Resorts entered into an MOU with Rakuten Group’s travel reservation service, Rakuten Travel, to provide an integrated booking experience.

“IHG Signs New Holiday Inn Property in Kyoto, Japan” was originally created and published by Hotel Management Networka brand owned by GlobalData.

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