Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei will open on January 20



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Small Luxury Hotel of Okura Group to Herald a New Era of Kyoto Aesthetics in Collaboration with Traditional Japanese Handicrafts Unit “GO ON”

TOKYO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that on January 20, 2022, the Okura Kyoto Hotel Okazaki Bettei will be opening in the world-famous and much-loved city of Kyoto Former capital of Japan. A small luxury hotel, the new property will collaborate with the “GO ON” project launched by the heirs and supporters of traditional Kyoto crafts.

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Contemporary Kyoto crafts adorning the hotel’s new interior (Graphic: Business Wire)

“A new era of Kyoto aesthetic ”in collaboration with GO ON

Traditional Kyoto craftsmanship has a long history and has developed a unique meaning and sensibility. The guiding mission of the new hotel – to embody “a new era of Kyoto aesthetics” – means modern beauty created through incremental efforts and drawing on new possibilities while inheriting the spirit and techniques of the world. traditional crafts that shaped Japanese culture.

Original works of art by members of the GO ON project team incorporating new interpretations of Kyoto traditions will be on display in the hotel. This is the first time that the members of GO ON, whose work has been exhibited around the world, have all worked together in collaboration with a hotel, and all items are unique pieces created specifically for the Okura Kyoto hotel. Okazaki Bettei. All guests will enjoy awakened sensibilities as they interact with the refined manual work of artisans.

Details of the members of the GO ON project are available in the appendix.

Traditional works of art can be found throughout the hotel

The first-floor lobby is not partitioned, but is smoothly connected to maximize the view through the windows, making the most of the features of horizontally continuous Japanese architecture. It allows visitors to experience the handicrafts scattered throughout the building against a backdrop of modern Kyoto beauty.

  • Entrance

    Original lighting from Kyoto-based company Kanaami-Tsuji, created using wire mesh carefully woven by artisans from delicate individual strands of copper wire, adds a pop of color to the entrance area. The wire mesh casts subtle shadows when the lights are on.

  • Home

    Tomoko Kawao, based in Kyoto shodo calligrapher artist active in Japan and abroad, produced a work titled feng ming zhao yang (a phoenix singing in the morning sun), which imbues the reception with elegant dignity. The work is intended to represent a happy sign of peace in the world, a message that has its origin in a Chinese legend. The ink drips and splatters are particularly impressive.

  • From reception to guest rooms and dining room

    Nishijin textiles created by Hosoo, a long-standing company nishijin weaving company, hung on the wall leading from the reception to the bedrooms and the dining room. The elegance of the unique three-dimensional shimmering nishijin the fabric is intended to boost the morale of hotel guests.

  • Elevator room

    The walls are decorated with sumushiko (louver made of bamboo ropes) created by Kohchosai Kosuga, a longtime manufacturer of creative bamboo crafts. The bamboo trellises, each delicately finished, give an impression of the warmth of natural materials and invite guests to a more private space.

  • Japanese garden

    All guests can enjoy the rich natural environment of the temple next to the hotel. The plum and cherry trees in its garden explode with blossoms in the spring and provide a spectacular golden backdrop of golden leaves in the fall, giving guests a sense of Kyoto’s four beautiful seasons.

Rooms in harmony with the surrounding landscape

The new hotel will offer 60 rooms on the theme of a mountain chalet. For guests, they will be peaceful oases of relaxation, marvelously combining tradition and modernity. Each room will have nishijin textiles expressing the reflection of the water at the lakeside as well as traditional Japanese-style shelving supported by wooden pillars of the famous Kitayama cedar, allowing customers to enjoy the feel of the natural texture of the wood. Art using karakami paper and a work of art created by calligrapher Tomoko Kawao will also welcome them.

Additionally, the illuminated room numbers in the hallways are fashioned to resemble tea tins made by famous maker Kaikado, the oldest such company in Japan.

Innovative gastronomy in the New Epoch

The Nouvelle Epoque restaurant breathes a new sensibility into the French cuisine of Okura, which has always been at the origin of its creation and its adoption in Japan. The restaurant will create innovative and unique dining offerings, with crockery and cutlery in aesthetic Kyoto colors.

With the opening date decided, the hotel is now accepting reservations. One Harmony members are offered a special accommodation plan to celebrate the opening of the hotel. Further details are available at www.okura-nikko.com and reservations can also be made here.

Presentation of the hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei

Address: Okazaki Tennocho 26-6, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Layout: 4 floors

Number of guest rooms: 60

Restaurant: French restaurant and lounge

Facilities: Fitness center

Access: Approximately 25 minutes by car from JR Kyoto station; about 14 minutes walk from Keage subway station

Note: Mitsubishi Estate managed the development of the hotel and it will be operated by Okura Nikko Hotel Management.

About Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. and Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

The Okura Hotel Co., Ltd., founded in 1958, opened its flagship hotel, the Okura Tokyo Hotel in 1962 as a first-class hotel that quickly became famous around the world for its blend of Japanese beauty. traditional with the best of accommodation, cuisine and service. It closed in August 2015, and after four years of reconstruction work reopened as The Okura Tokyo.

Hotel Okura has extensive expertise in the hospitality industry, including asset ownership and hotel development, as well as hotel management, restaurant business and chain operations through its subsidiaries. and other group companies. The brand unites member hotels under its “Best Accommodation, Food and Service” philosophy to ensure that all guests experience Okura’s signature hospitality, which combines Japanese attention to detail and Western functionality. Please visit www.okura.com.

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura, operates 77 properties (52 in Japan and 25 overseas) comprising some 24,023 rooms (as of November 26, 2021) in three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City. Please visit www.okura-nikko.com.

Media contacts

Ms. Ikuko Arai, Mr. Ryutaro Suzuki

Public relations

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

Telephone: +81 (0) 3 6685 8995

Email: [email protected]

Source: Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

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