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The hotel pays homage to the traditions of Kyoto through art and heritage, providing a unique experience inspired by the local neighbourhood. Boasting 144 rooms with contemporary classical design, local fabric Nishijinorican be found in each of its guest rooms celebrating a weaving heritage dating back over 1,200 years, while the seating area is furnished with traditional tatami mats.
Located within walking distance of the hotel are Kyoto’s most scenic spots, among them the famed geisha district of Gion, the Yasaka Shinto Shrine and the downtown district of Kawaramachi. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy an evening walk or morning run along the picturesque Kamo River.
“The opening of the property strengthens our luxury footprint in Japan following the successful launch of Pullman Tokyo Tamachi last year. Home to 17 stunning Unesco World Heritage Sites, Kyoto is considered the heart and soul of traditional Japan. Famed for its great temples, beautiful gardens and intricate works of art, it combines a modern city with historical treasures,” said Patrick Basset, chief operating office at Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
Designed to highlight the distinct historical heritage of the city, the allday dining, 54th Station Grill is named after the ancient route connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. Guests can expect to learn about similar authentic stories in 1867 Bar, located in the lobby, which draws inspiration from the original Samurai era and features a range of traditional and modern cocktails, mocktails and wines.
“Kyoto is the cultural heart of the country renowned for its popular temples and shrines. The MGallery brand is inspired by the destination enriched through arts, history and cultural experiences. Our hotel offers travellers memorable moments by blending the refined French art of hospitality with wholehearted Japanese hospitality known as omotenashi in one of Japan’s most beautiful cities,” said Kazunori Tanaka, general manager of Kyoto Yura Hotel MGallery.
To celebrate the opening, Le Club Accor-Hotels members enjoy a dining credit of JPY 5,000 (Bt1,430) by booking before until June 30 for stays from now until September 30 or can enjoy a weekend getaway with a Classic Room stay from 34,850 JPY per night.
For more information, visit AccorHotels.com.