Tribute Portfolio expands footprint in Japan

i By June 22, 2021 No Comments

Tribute Portfolio, the growing collection of characterful, independent hotels from Marriott Bonvoy, continues to expand its footprint in Japan with the opening of Hiyori Chapter Kyoto.

Located in Japan’s historical and cultural hub of Kyoto, the 203-room new hotel is the second Tribute Portfolio hotel in Japan.

“We are delighted to be opening Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, introducing Tribute Portfolio to one of the most sought-after destinations around the globe. The opening further diversifies our exciting collection of hotels in Japan, offering unique experiences to our discerning guests,” said Jennifer Connell, vice-president and global brand leader, Tribute Portfolio. “Tribute Portfolio seeks out and highlights the true spirit of a destination and creates vibrant social scenes for travelers to enjoy. The new hotel is set to present captivating design and truly authentic experiences tailored to the locale in Kyoto.”

Located near Kawaramachi-dori, Hiyori Chapter Kyoto is adjacent to one of Kyoto’s main shopping streets and the Kamo River. Guests can easily access the main historical and cultural destinations in the city including the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former palace of the Japanese Emperor, and the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, with its tree-lined gravel pathways, peaceful shrines and lakes.

The hotel features 203 guestrooms including two signature suites. Drawing inspiration from Japanese tea ceremonies, the guestrooms feature key elements of Japanese tea rooms and are reimagined with a modern interpretation to offer functional beauty and comfort with a sense of tradition.

The Chapter Factorylocated in the hotel lobby presents a unique way for guests to connect with the local community. Acting as the hotel concierge, the Chapter Factory showcases a selection of curated travel stories from local insiders and hotel staff for guests to discover the hidden gems of Kyoto through a local lens. Guests are also encouraged to share their travel stories in Kyoto by adding new chapters to the Chapter Factory.

The hotel’s signature all-day dining restaurant Matsunari offers Western and Japanese contemporary cuisines. It serves breakfast and light meals, from baked goods to desserts and creative cocktails.

Hiyori Chapter Kyoto also has a fully-equipped, 24/7 fitness center as well as a traditional Japanese public bath, “Hiyori No Yu.” The public bath features a granite bath and an open-air bath surrounded by lush greenery.

“Kyoto is known for its cultural hotspots that are known to international travelers, but it also has many stories about back alleys, restaurants frequented by locals and other places not included in guidebooks. We look forward to providing an unforgettable experience for the modern traveler seeking local experiences and top-of-the-line customer service at the characterful Hiyori Chapter Kyoto,” said Satoshi Furuya, general manager, Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

The Osaka International Airport (Itami) is within 70-minute drive and JR Kyoto Station is a 20-minute drive from the new hotel.