- Set in the heart of an 800 year old garden in Japan’s ancient imperial capital
- Contemporary evolution of traditional style throughout 123 guest accommodations plus 57 residences, four dining venues, flexible event spaces and a spa with an indoor pool
- Personalised Four Seasons service and deep local knowledge invites guests to unlock the secrets of this fascinating city
Kyoto, Japan, 2016-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Nestled in a 12th-century, Shakusuien ikeniwa (pond garden), just minutes from downtown and surrounded by centuries of history, is a modern oasis of serenity and style: introducing the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.
At the foot of Higashiyama Mountain in the ancient capital’s temple district, Four Seasons is an intimate, contemporary sanctuary with double-height windows throughout that frame the surrounding beauty through every season, from spring’s cherry blossoms to swaying bamboo in summer, brilliant red autumn foliage and a soft blanket of winter snow. Inspired by traditional design elements and motifs, the new Hotel encompasses the city’s most spacious guest rooms and suites; four dining venues including a beautiful sukiya (tea house) in the garden reached via a glass bridge; an exclusive spa and indoor pool; and a series of sophisticated meeting spaces, with a custom-designed chapel for wedding and other events.
Welcome to Kyoto
Welcoming guests from across the region and around the world, Four Seasons offers highly personalised service that will ensure that every visitor can comfortably enjoy all the wonders of this intriguing city, beginning with Kiyomizudera Temple on the hillside above and Kyoto National Museum across the street.
Kyoto remains one of Japan’s best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens, 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines and an incredible 17 World Heritage Sites. Today, Kyoto is home to cutting-edge biotech, nanotech, publishing, textiles and education, including the country’s top medical school. It’s a forward-looking centre for art and design, where artists and artisans update ancient techniques with a look to the future.
Opening in late 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto will join sister property Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, suggesting an opportunity for travellers to experience two very different sides of Japan, wrapped in the thoughtful luxury for which Four Seasons is renowned.
Architects and Designers
- Architects: Kume Sekkei
- Interior Designers: Hirsch Bedner Associates (guest rooms, function rooms and public areas); STRICKLAND (sushi restaurant); Kokaistudios (other restaurants); Blu Spas (spa)
- Exterior Designer: Landscape Design
Just 110 spacious rooms and 13 suites plus 57 residences ensure personal attention at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.
- All rooms offer views of either the pond garden or the neighbouring Kiyomizudera Temple; some, like thePresidential Suite, also have balconies
- Design elements include shoji panels defining spaces within each room, soft lighting from washi-paper lamps, locally crafted Kyoto-style fusuma screens, generous use of polished woods and a natural colour palette punctuated by pops of rich colour
Dining and Drinking
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto presents an array of options in a city known for its many world-class restaurants and notable dining experiences.
- The Brasserie – A modern dining concept new to the city’s culinary scene in a relaxed environment with a menu shaped by Kyoto’s distinct seasons. Seating will be indoors and out on terraces at the water’s edge, with comfortable lounge areas and cosy banquettes.
- Sushi Wakon – An exclusive Edo-style Japanese restaurant and sushi bar will have a mere ten available seats in the open area, and two very private rooms for four or eight guests.
- The Lounge – A lobby lounge overlooking the garden will serve sweet treats and innovative coffee drinks.
- Shakusui-tei – The Japanese art of hospitality will be showcased in a lovely tea house in the garden with 18 seats indoors and 14 by the water. Offering a traditional tea experience by day, the lounge area of the tea house will transform into a sake and champagne bar by night.
Meetings and Events at Four Seasons
Destined to become Kyoto’s preferred address for weddings, social events and prestigious business functions,Four Seasons will offer a total of 569 square metres (6,124 square feet) of flexible event space.
- The naturally-lit ballroom overlooking the garden is being decorated by acclaimed Kyoto artists and artisans in a theatrical expression of the city’s changing seasons. The divisible space will accommodate up to 220 for seated dining, and boast a private pre-function area with bar, optional show kitchen, and VIP wedding entrance.
- Three executive-style conference rooms will be decorated in imperial style including intricately carved cedar doors.
- An exquisite wedding chapel is reached via a dramatic staircase with softly backlit washi-paper walls by award-winning Kyoto artist Eriko Horiki. This contemporary space on the fourth floor blends solemnity and elegance. Inspired by gently swaying bamboo, its undulating, six-metre (19.5 foot) ceiling features vertical bands of wood with stylised bamboo foliage shaped in relief.
Spa, Fitness and Leisure
A well-balanced life encompasses time to relax and rejuvenate while travelling. Facilities include:
- An intimate spa with six single treatment rooms and a sumptuous VIP suite, plus a full-service salon for hair, nail and skin treatments
- An indoor pool surrounded by relaxation deck with discreet nooks for private lounging
- A 24/7 state-of-the-art fitness centre
Signature Four Seasonss Service
Renowned the world over for its intuitive, personalised service, Four Seasons offers the following to all guests:
- Expert multi-lingual concierge team with deep local knowledge to assist in creating personalised itineraries
- Additional business services, plus access to personal shoppers, private tour guides and other local services
- Twice daily housekeeping
- Laundry services including one-hour pressing and overnight shoeshine
- Round-the-clock in-room dining
- Complimentary morning coffee and international newspapers
- Executive airport transportation services
- Complimentary basic Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel
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