Roku Kyoto, New Hilton LXR Hotel In Japan

This spring, I wrote about a new addition to Hilton's luxury hotel portfolio. It is nice to see this hotel officially opening on time (which is rare in new hotels).
Now open Hiltons Roku Kyoto

Roku Kyoto is one of the first Hilton LXR Hotels & Resorts properties, and Hilton's first property in Kyoto. The hotel is located at the Takagamine Sanzan, norther Kyoto. This property is located in Shozan Resort Kyoto on 28.6 acres. It is a luxury enclave that houses a variety tea houses and gardens.

Roku Kyoto has 114 guest rooms. It also offers all the amenities one would expect from a spa, gym, and natural hot springs. TENJIN is the hotel's signature restaurant. It is a French-inspired restaurant.

Here are some photos of the property that will give you an idea of what to expect.

Roku Kyoto exterior

Roku Kyoto guestroom

Roku Kyoto guestroom

Roku Kyoto suite

Roku Kyoto restaurant

Roku Kyoto hot springs

Here is a video showing the new property.

This is Hilton's ninth LXR property. It complements the following:

Crockfords (Las Vegas USA)

Habtoor Palace, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotel 1000 (Seattle, United States)

Mango House (Mahe, Seychelles)

Oceana (Santa Monica USA)

Susona (Bodrum, Turkey)

The Biltmore, Mayfair (London. United Kingdom).

Zemi Beach House (Anguilla).

Hilton Honors points redeemable at Roku Kyoto

Roku Kyoto opened in September 2021. The hotel charges you for a night are the same as what you would expect. Based on season, base rooms start at $800-1200 per night. Hilton Impresario is a great place to book a rate at a discounted rate. You will get additional perks.

You can also redeem Hilton Honors points at a rate of 95,000 points per night. This is a great way to use points, especially if you're traveling during peak season.

Hilton Honors elite members receive a fifth night free when they redeem award points. This means that you could spend 76,000 points per night to book a standard room for five nights.

Luxury Hilton additions that excite me

I am always delighted to see Hilton expand its luxury portfolio, especially independent ones such as this. Hilton Honors' biggest challenge was its limited luxury footprint, but this area has seen significant improvement.

Hilton Honors has so many benefits:

In other words, I value the status I have earned, even if it is not loyal. I especially appreciate those benefits when I am able to use them at luxury properties.

Hilton's luxury portfolio continues to expand, with properties such as the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos and the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Zemi Beach House Oceana Santa Monica, Mango House Seychelles and the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach.

Mango House Seychelles

Kyoto is a wonderful place to stay in a hotel

Kyoto is a wonderful hotel market. The number of luxury hotels options continues to grow. Combining Japanese hospitality and luxury brands creates a great recipe for hospitality.

Although there are many amazing luxury properties in Kyoto already, I am particularly excited about this one. The Ritz-Carlton or Park Hyatt are Kyoto's best hotels for points.

Although the Ritz-Carlton is highly regarded, it is possible to get limited perks at Ritz-Carlton for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum members or above.

Although the Park Hyatt Kyoto is an excellent hotel, not everyone is a Hyatt loyaltyist. It is difficult to find award space.

It is amazing to see a Hilton Honors luxury property in Kyoto.

Park Hyatt Kyoto

Bottom line

Roku Kyoto, Hilton's first LXR property, is now open. It is also the first property by any Hilton brand in Kyoto. It is difficult to predict how good a hotel owned by an independent brand in Kyoto's hotel market. We will hopefully soon receive firsthand accounts of the quality of this property.

This hotel is worth mentioning at a minimum. It could also be a great choice for those who want to redeem and earn points while in Kyoto.

Are you thinking of staying at Roku Kyoto when Japan reopens in April?