Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels has opened The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike hotel in the northern section of Kyoto, Japan.

The new 310-room hotel, which is located in the Takaragaike area, joins Marriott’s diverse Autograph Collection portfolio of more than 190 independent properties worldwide.

Marriott International Asia Pacific (excluding China) president Rajeev Menon said: “We are excited to expand the Autograph Collection portfolio in Japan with the brand’s third hotel in the country.

“The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike perfectly highlights Autograph Collection’s promise of showcasing experiences that are informed by unique perspectives on craft and hospitality. This opening reinforces Marriott International’s commitment to continue expanding its footprint across Japan.”

Located close to Kokusaikaikan Station, the hotel is about 58km from Osaka International Airport and adjacent to Takaragaike Park.

The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike has been designed by Japanese architect Togo Murano. Its main building features an oval shape and has an atrium at its centre.

It has main restaurant called Ito-Zakura, Takaragaike Japanese Restaurant and Tohen Chinese Restaurant. Additional amenities include lobby lounge Mizu-No-Ne and Bar Ascot.

The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike general manager Masashi Takizawa said: “Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan, and for many centuries, it has welcomed visitors from all over the world who come to take in its beautiful natural scenery, fascinating culture and excellent cuisine.

“We are extremely pleased to become part of Marriott International’s prestigious Autograph Collection, and to present our very special hotel to the next generation of visitors who wish to discover authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences when they visit Kyoto.”