Oakwood Debuts in Japan’s Fabled UNESCO World Heritage Destination with Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto
Oakwood’s 12th property in Japan strengthens its momentum to double global portfolio by 2025
SINGAPORE - Oakwood today announced the opening of Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto, reinforcing its commitment to double its global portfolio of managed properties by 2025. The brand’s 12th property in Japan also marks Oakwood’s debut in the former Japanese capital, which is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as thousands of temples, shrines and beautiful gardens. Being one of the few international serviced apartments brands in the fabled ancient city, Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto showcases a total of 120 thoughtfully designed rooms and studio apartments with fully-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities in the charming heart of the historic and cultural district.
“Following the success of Oakwood’s operations in Tokyo and Yokohama, we are delighted to make our market entry into Kyoto, which is one of the world’s iconic historic cities. This landmark opening signifies the arrival of Oakwood’s distinctive style of hospitality in Japan’s coveted tourism hotspot at an opportune time when the world returns to travel once again. Adding Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto to our East Asian portfolio within ten months of Oakwood Suites Yokohama’s opening underscores the commitment to accelerate our growth momentum in Asia Pacific and differentiate the hospitality landscape with locally-immersive residential experiences backed by internationally acclaimed service standards,” said Dean Schreiber, chief executive officer of Oakwood.
Strategically located close to several of Kyoto’s most popular tourist attractions, Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto is a two-minute walk from the Kyoto Shiyakusho-Mae Station on the Municipal Subway Tozai Line and fifteen-minute train ride from Kyoto Station. Its exceptional address is perfect for both leisure and business travellers on the search for authentic local experiences, cultural immersion and exploration of Kyoto’s architectural marvels. Prominent landmarks in its vicinity include the Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Sentō Imperial Palace, home to emperors of Japan for many centuries.
A short stroll to popular riverside walks and charming restaurants along the beautiful Kamo River, the property offers myriad retail and epicurean indulgence after a day of historic excursions. Just minutes away by taxi, subway or even rented bicycles are the ancient cobblestone streets, geishas and tea houses of iconic Higashiyama ‘old town’, with abundant authentic local restaurants and shopping for traditional Japanese crafts and kimonos at Karasuma-Shijo and Nishiki Market.
Modern-day Kyoto is also an information technology hub, the home base for industry leaders such as Nintendo, and the academic centre of Japan with over 40 higher education institutions, including Kyoto Institute of Technology, ranked among the world’s best for architecture and design.
Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto offers a safe sanctuary for business and leisure travellers seeking residential comfort without compromising on service excellence. All 104 elegant guest rooms promise a good night’s rest with quality beds and the latest in-room technology, including an air purifier, 55' flat screen smart TV, tablet, press readers and complimentary Wi-Fi along with world-class guest services. Sixteen studio apartments feature a well-equipped kitchen fitted with a refrigerator, microwave oven, cooking utensils, washing machine and dryer. Café O, an onsite dining establishment, will serve breakfast featuring local culinary specialties. Other facilities include a co-working space, smoking room, laundromat, housekeeping and multi-lingual guest relations for seamless assistance, such as limousine, taxi and airport bus arrangements.
To safeguard the health and safety of guests, associates and the local community, Oakwood Clean360, will be observed so that the renowned Oakwood experience can be enjoyed with absolute peace of mind.
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