The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Opens
Monday February 10th, 2014 - 10:34AM PBCA
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KYOTO, JAPAN—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Sekisui House, Ltd., a Japanese property developer, recently opened The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto.
“We are honored to open our fourth Ritz-Carlton in Japan, in the beautiful city of Kyoto. Our customers are always looking to explore evocative, new and inspiring destinations and have long expressed a desire for us to offer in this incredible location” stated Herve Humler, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton. “I believe this hotel offers a timeless window to Japan and complements perfectly 85 other Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is located on the banks of the Kamogawa River in Nijho Ohashi, close to Kyoto’s downtown areas including Gion and Kawaramachi-dori, the city’s retail and entertainment districts.
The hotel’s guestrooms and suites offer views of the river and the Higashiyama Mountains. The architects and designers have retained the character and aesthetic of a traditional Meiji house and courtyard into the architectural structure of the building. The interiors created by Peter Remedios and Spin Studios pay homage to the traditions of Japan with patterned motifs created by local artisans and the incorporation of Zen rock gardens and water features, including a four-story waterfall.
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