There will be a brand new luxury hotel in the Nijo Castle area.
This hotel, run by a Japanese company called Mitsui Fudosan, will be built at the site where Kyoto Kokusai Hotel once existed. Kyoto Kokusai Hotel decided to end its 53 years of service due to the deterioration of the building, and closed its doors in December 2014.
There was a rumor that an apartment complex was being built on the land. However, Kyoto City has been hoping to welcome a hotel instead, considering the great location. It is across the street from Nijo Castle, and it’s easy to guess that customers at this new hotel will be able to view the castle from their rooms.
According to Nikkei, this hotel will be 4 stories tall and contain 300 rooms. And Mitsui Fudosan expects to open the hotel in 2018. In this area, there is a hotel called ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, which might be a direct competitor although the new hotel might charge a higher rate than ANA hotel.
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