Starwood Hotels & Resorts to debut first Luxury Collection hotel in Japan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed the Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto. Owned by Mori Trust, the hotel marks the first Luxury Collection property in Japan.

The Luxury Collection portfolio includes more than 90 hotels and resorts.

Scheduled to open this March, Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto is being developed as a ryokan-style accommodation, or small Japanese inn. Located in the Arashiyama district in the western part of Kyoto, the hotel occupies part of the grounds of Tenryuji Temple, a World Heritage site that since the 1960s housed “Rantei,” a traditional Japanese ryokan long used by the Japanese government to entertain VIPs.

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In addition to the newly built guestrooms and facilities, Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto will retain elements of its past, including the preservation of two original structures: “Enmei-kaku”, built in 1899, and “Hasshoken,” constructed in 1910 – both of which are currently undergoing renovations and will house a signature restaurant and cafe.

The hotel has only 39 rooms. Each guestroom will be designed in culturally significant hues and traditional motifs. Amenities will include a lobby lounge, signature restaurant, meeting room, fitness center and spa.

Suiran is located adjacent to the Hozugawa River, Kameyama Park and the Hogonin and Tenryuji Temples. Arashiyama houses and the Bamboo Grove on the southern side of the river – declared a National Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty – are also both in close proximity to the hotel.