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Introducing a new Japanese luxury hospitality brand and the first flagship property due to open in summer 2020 opposite the Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto 

The Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. and the Mitsui Fudosan Resort Management Co., Ltd. have announced the name of their first flagship property: HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO. Located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, this signature luxury hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2020.

General Manager, Manabu Kusui comments;

“HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, will represent the true essence of Japan, the world-renowned city of beauty, culture and heritage. Since ancient times, the Japanese people have shared an emotional connection with the unparalleled beauty of nature and the four seasons. The harmony between the natural environment, scenery and history is a story we can all relate to and is key to the ultimate hotel experience. This is expressed in our brand concept – Embracing Japan’s Beauty.”

HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO has been developed by an award-winning team of specialist masters in their own fields: Andre Fu for the interiors, Shunsaku Miyagi for the landscaping and Yohei Akao for the restaurant and spa. The entire team has been led by Akira Kuryu, master design advisor, recognised for his pursuit of architectural designs that blend with the surrounding environment. Traditional Japanese culture and the history of the Mitsui family are combined with modern design to create a space where antiquity and innovation meet.

Combining the storied past of the old capital with modern elements, the property features 160 guest rooms and a Presidential Suite. Each room is a contemporary reimagining of the traditional Japanese tea room fashioned from meticulously selected natural materials and fitted using time-honoured techniques.

Quintessentially Japanese with a strong link to the past, HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO is positioned to draw international leisure and corporate travellers. Target regions include America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Kusui adds:

“We have worked to produce a hospitality brand and property to appeal to an international luxury clientele. We have brought together a team who have a wealth of experience in the sector working with notable high-end international brands.”

Kusui concludes;

“Nowadays – luxury travellers are looking for self-reflection and enrichment in their travels, with the chance to connect on a deeper level with their destination and local community. Our team includes a concierge consultant with intimate knowledge of Kyoto, Japan at large and the international travel scene to help us to develop experiences which invite guests to go beyond the tourist trail and discover meaningful connections within the city.”

Rooms ·       160 guest rooms

·       1 Presidential Suite of over 210 sq.m

·       Onsen Suite rooms (offer a special stay experience with garden elements) equipped with open-air natural hot spring baths

Spa area Approx. 1,000 sq.m which includes:

·       Natural hot spring located on property

·       A communal Thermal Onsen Spring bath

·       2 additional private natural onsen spring baths

·       4 treatment rooms

Restaurant 2 in total

·       All-day dining and a signature restaurant where guests can enjoy cuisine made with the freshest ingredients from all over Japan

Garden Located at the centre of the property and measuring Approx. 1,300 sq.m:

·       The design focuses on ‘Teiokuichinyo’ – the harmony of garden and architecture.

·       Stone lanterns and decorative rock features, creating a natural vista that reflects the seasons, through flora, fragrancies and the sound of water.

Multi-purposed event space Geihin-no-ma which was restored using Hinoki cypress timbers, can be used for private dining, experience programs and events.