11 NOVEMBER 2019
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Continuing its Far East expansion, Hyatt last week launched the Park Hyatt Kyoto, a 70-room low-rise guesthouse-style hotel in one of the best preserved historic districts in Japan’s ancient capital, the Higashiyama hills.
The company said the region, known as the birthplace of traditions such as the Japanese tea ceremony, the Ikebana flower arrangement and Japanese Zen gardens, would offer “a rich foundation” for the property.
The hotel is next to Kodai-ji Temple and within walking distance to many of Kyoto’s Unesco World Heritage sites, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and offers sweeping views of the city and Yasaka Pagoda.
The hotel is also less than a mile from the Kyoto train station, which connects travellers to Tokyo in just over 2hr via the Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train.
The 70 guestrooms include nine suites and highlight local craftsmanship and materials such as fragrant Tamo wood, original artwork and Zen garden views, while guests have a choice of four restaurants.
On the meetings and events front, alongside views of a Tsuboniwa Japanese garden, the ballroom offers 2,153sq ft (200sq m) of event space and multi-functional meeting facilities complete with a show kitchen, foyer and the latest audio-visual system.
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