Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto. Owned by Mori Trust Co., Ltd., Suiran marks the first Luxury Collection hotel in Japan, offering the brand’s signature Luxury Collection Concierge service and indigenous experiences in Kyoto – a cultural and spiritual nexus for countless Japanese traditions.
Located in the Arashiyama district in the western part of Kyoto, Suiran is idyllically situated on the riverside with views of the Arashiyama hills, a National Historic Site which is home to the famed Bamboo Grove. The residential hotel occupies part of the grounds of Tenryuji Temple, a World Heritage site that formerly housed ‘Rantei’, a well-known traditional Japanese ryokan from the 1960s.
Suiran features 39 well-appointed guestrooms, inspired by traditional ryokan-style accommodations, ranging from 46.5sqm to 93sqm. Each room is designed to feature traditional motifs and culturally significant hues while offering unparalleled natural vistas each season: from the dramatic cherry blossoms in spring to the silvery blankets of snow in winter.
Suiran also offers two private treatment rooms equipped with a Japanese-style open-air bath as well as the option for in-room treatments. Guests can enjoy traditional Japanese-style treatments, including SEIRAN, a body massage with tea seed oil, scrub with green tea and facial treatment with jade stones and collagen mask.
Suiran has preserved elements of its esteemed past, including two original structures – Enmei-kaku, which was built in 1899, and Hasshoken, constructed in 1910 – which have undergone extensive restoration and now house the hotel’s restaurant, Kyo Suiran, and café, Saryo Hassui. Kyo Suiran offers a traditional yet modern dining experience where guests can enjoy locally inspired flavours in an authentic atmosphere. With its exposed straw-thatched roof, pillars and moon-shaped windows, Saryo Hasui serves exquisite meals centred around Japanese green tea.
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