HotelsDusit Thani Kyoto and ASAI Kyoto Shijo bring Thai hospitality to Japan with traditional elegance and contemporary comfort.

Dusit debuts in Japan with Thai-inspired stays

In September, Dusit Thani Kyoto will open near Kyoto Station.
In September, Dusit Thani Kyoto will open near Kyoto Station.

Dusit International is set to open two hotels in Japan – ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Dusit Thani Kyoto – both of which promise to bring the company's Thai-inspired hospitality to Japan for the first time.

Dusit Thani Kyoto

In September, Dusit Thani Kyoto, operating under Dusit's flagship brand, will offer 150 elegantly appointed guest rooms in the city's Hanganji Monzen-machi district, just 850m from Kyoto Station and close to Nishi Honganji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and other major attractions.

The hotel takes its inspiration from the rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture of the ancient capitals of Kyoto in Japan and Ayutthaya in Thailand to create a blend of traditional elegance and contemporary comfort.

Dining options include a specialty Teppanyaki restaurant, a lavish tea shop, and a chic social club, while the hotel's highlight is the exquisite dining experiences crafted by award-winning chefs Duangporn "Bo" Songvisava and Dylan Jones from Thailand. Their latest concept, Ayatana, translates their passion for ethical sourcing, innovative culinary flair, and love for Thai cuisine into a multi-sensory, one-of-a-kind fine dining experience. To complement this culinary voyage, the hotel's unique dessert atelier, Kati, will feature Thai desserts presented in an exciting new way.

Dusit Thani Kyoto's spacious event spaces, signature Devarana Wellness centre, and fitness centre provide guests with ample space for leisure and relaxation.

ASAI Kyoto Shijo

ASAI Kyoto Shijo, a lifestyle hotel operating under Dusit's ASAI Hotels brand, will open in June in the Shijo-Karasuma district of the city. The hotel will offer 114 thoughtfully designed compact rooms that focus on the essentials, including superior quality beds and powerful showers.

The hotel's large communal hub serves as a comfortable venue for work, rest and play, while its cosy dining room is inspired by Bangkok's street food culture. Here, guests can indulge in authentic Thai curries, grilled and fried snacks, and original cocktail creations paired with premium Japanese whisky, sake, and beer. The hotel's signature dessert selection will feature classic Thai sweet treats like mango sticky rice and coconut ice cream.

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