Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto opened

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

Located in the Arashiyama district in the western part of Kyoto, Suiran is situated on the riverside with views of the Arashiyama hills, 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 traditional Japanese ryokan from the 1960s, used by the Japanese government to entertain guests.

Suiran has 39 guestrooms, inspired by traditional ryokan-style accommodations, ranging from 500 square feet to 1,000 square feet. Each room is designed to include traditional motifs and culturally-significant hues, while offering natural vistas.

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Suiran also offers two private treatment rooms equipped with a Japanese-style open-air bath, as well as the option for in-room treatments.

There are two original structures – “Enmei-kaku,” built in 1899, and “Hasshoken,” constructed in 1910 – that underwent extensive restoration and now house the hotel’s restaurant, Kyo Suiran, and café, Saryo Hassui. Saryo Hasui has exposed straw-thatched roof, pillars and moon-shaped windows.

Hiroshi Komoto serves as the GM of Suiran.