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You can now use your Hilton points to book the first LXR property in Asia

April 26, 2021
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You can now use your Hilton points to book the first LXR property in Asia
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Hilton's much-anticipated Roku Kyoto, part of the high-end LXR Hotels and Resorts brand, finally has an opening date: Sept. 16, 2021, as reported by One Mile at a Time.

Considered by the TPG team to be one of the most exciting hotel openings of 2021, this oasis of Zen near Kyoto, Japan, marks another significant opening for Hilton's small but luxurious LXR brand. It will be the first LXR property in Asia and follows the brand's U.S. debut with Oceana in Santa Monica, California. And at the end of June, Crockfords Las Vegas is scheduled to open at the new Resorts World Las Vegas complex.

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Located outside the Kyoto city center at the base of the Takagamine Mountains, this property will have 114 rooms along with features like a tea lounge, a spa with a fitness center and sauna, a thermal hot spring pool and signature dining experiences.

Details about the property remain scant at this time, but according to the hotel's site, it will have a "pavilion restaurant" with separate zones including a space to watch the chef cook in the live kitchen, a bar space with outdoor seating along the Tenjin River and a space for all-day dining.

Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels and Resorts. (Rendering courtesy of Hilton)

As for the interior of the property, you can expect a 21st-century take on the region's traditional simplicity and precise craftsmanship with an emphasis on technology that makes every guest's stay more pleasant and seamless.

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It will be part of the larger Shozan Resort, which boasts Michelin-starred restaurants, Japanese gardens and even more teahouses.

Room rates vary pretty dramatically, from about $750 to over $2,000 per night during the high season. This makes using points, especially if you're traveling during the most popular times, a great deal. Rooms can be had for 95,000 Hilton Honors points per night. If you decide to use points for a stay, you'll get your fifth night free and won't have to pay any resort fees.

Additionally, the high cash rates and plentiful award availability make this property a great candidate for using any free-night certificates that you may have as a result of holding the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. And, if you're a cardmember, you receive automatic top-tier Diamond elite status, which entitles you to a set of valuable perks while on the property including free breakfast, room upgrades and more. The information for the Hilton Aspire Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Featured rendering courtesy of Hilton.

Featured image by LXR Roku Kyoto (Rendering courtesy of Hilton)
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  • Earn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel site
  • Earn 5x points on eligible travel, dining, and gas
  • Earn 1x points on all other purchases
  • Redeem your reward points for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, flights, hotels, and more
  • With $0 Fraud Liability, you won’t be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Free Online Credit Score and Credit Report summary, terms apply
  • If you are a Covered Borrower under the Military Lending Act, you may get a different offer
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