DUSIT International, one of Thailand’s leading property and hotel development companies, officially marks the presence of its Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Japan with the exclusive introduction of its upcoming property, ASAI Kyoto Shijo, scheduled to open in June 2023 that brings the inspiration of Thai hospitality to Japan for the first time.

According to M Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO of Dusit International, leveraging on more than 70 years of experience as an award-winning hotel operator, the development in the world’s premier tourist destination in Japan.

“Operating under another Dusit brand, ASAI Hotel, which presents a unique experience for millennial travelers with an authentic local experience in Japan’s most vibrant area with 114 rooms located in Shijo Karasuma, close to the famous Nishiki Market located in the city center,” he said.

He explained that the hotel offers thoughtfully designed rooms that focus on the essentials, such as quality superior beds and powerful yet comfortable showers. The hotel is designed to nurture meaningful interactions for guests, while celebrating artistic traditions with a unique Thai twist.

“We are thrilled to debut our hotel inspired by the elegant hospitality of the historic city of Kyoto that will honor the bond between Thailand and Japan through our dynamic hotel service offerings,” said M Suphajee Suthumpun.

He added that by sourcing the best of what Thailand and Japan have to offer, from food to entertainment and design, our goal is not only to provide stylish and luxurious accommodation, but also to contribute to the local community in a meaningful and sustainable way, as we have been doing with villa rentals under Elite Havens management in Niseko.

“This approach will strengthen our presence and the basis for us to grow in Japan. We have found many options to expand our hotel portfolio in cities such as Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo and we will look for opportunities to introduce our related business units,” he remarked.

Meanwhile Makoto Yamashita, General Manager for preparing the opening of ASAI Kyoto Shijo hotel as well as GM for the Kyoto, Japan area is also responsible for publicizing the opening of ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Dusit Thani Kyoto and ensuring both properties achieve their operational and financial goals.

“I am thrilled and honored to introduce the unique brand inspired by Thai hospitality in Japan for the first time at this unique and cool property, as well as positioning each hotel for success and providing a strong platform for Dusit to expand its reach in Japan,” he concluded. []