On February 4, Hilton announced plans to open an LXR-branded luxury hotel in Kyoto. The resort will be located within the 28-acre Shozan Resort Kyoto on the site of a former bowling alley.

The four-story hotel will have a total floor area of 12,000 sqm (129,000 sq.ft) and have 114 rooms. The opening is scheduled for late 2021.

This will be the first LXR Hotels & Resorts property in the Asia Pacific region. Hilton launched the luxury collection brand in 2018 and currently has three locations in Dubai, London, and Anguilla. 

Kyoto is no stranger to high-end hotels, with Aman Kyoto and Park Hyatt Kyoto both opening in the historic city last year.


Kinugasa Kagamiishicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto City

The Nikkei Shimbun, February 4, 2020.
The Kyoto Shimbun, February 4, 2020.