Starwood to open new hotel in Kyoto

19 Jan 2015 by Clement Huang

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Mori Trust Group to open the Suiran, a Kyoto-based hotel that will be part of the “Luxury Collection” brand.

For those unfamiliar with Starwood’s “The Luxury Collection” brand, it consists of 85 hotels over 30 countries – all of which have been designed to offer features and themes that reflect the heritage or culture of the area in which they are built.

In this case, Suiran will be reminiscent of high-class ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) with authentic colours and motifs used in the design work, and a "moon-themed ambience". In addition to the newly built guestrooms, the hotel will be incorporating two historic buildings from the original ryokan, “Hasshoken” and “Enmei-kaku” – each more than 100-years-old, which will be renovated and repurposed as a café and restaurant respectively.

The intimate 39-room hotel is also located near famous tourist sites such as the Togetsukyo Bridge and Tenryuji Temple – a UNESCO world heritage site.

Suiran – a new Luxury Collection hotel by Starwood

Currently slated for a Spring 2015 opening, Suiran will be situated in the Arashiyama region of Kyoto with scenic views of the Hozugawa River. The district – located on the western outskirts of Kyoto, is accessible by the Keifuku Electric Railroad.

Suiran guestroom

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Clement Huang

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