Luxury hotel Six Senses is set to open in Kyoto in late April, marking the brand’s debut in Japan and adding to its British parent hospitality company IHG’s growing luxury portfolio. Six Senses Kyoto comes with its signature wellness and spa amenities, dining concept and fascinating local adventures.
According to a press statement by IHG, Six Senses Kyoto will be located in the historic Higashiyama district with 81 guest rooms and suites across 42 to 238 sqm that feature a central courtyard, the gardens of the neighbouring Toyokuni Shrine and city panorama of treetops, temples, tea shops and rooftops.
The statement adds that Myoho-in Temple, Kyoto National Museum and Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple are all an easy walk from the hotel.
“We are thrilled to announce our debut Six Senses opening in Japan. There couldn’t be a more fitting location than Kyoto in the cultural heart of Japan, where age-old sustainability traditions thrive, and well-being is deeply ingrained in the way of life,’’ says Nicolas Black, General Manager.
The statement adds that the decor highlights authentic Japanese traditions and is inspired by folklore, The Moon Rabbit and the 11th-century classic Tale of Genji. The accommodation also features a three-bedroom penthouse suite on the top floor of the hotel, ideal for multi-generation travellers or guests looking to host private events and get-togethers.
The statement adds that Six Senses Kyoto also has traditional male and female bath houses offering traditional Japanese bathing extend to an indoor pool and Watsu. Yoga, meditation, aerial yoga, a state-of-the-art gym and Biohack Recovery Lounge are all available.
The brand also brings ‘Eat With Six Senses’ ethos to Kyoto, all-day dining restaurant and counter-style sushi restaurant are also part of the upcoming project. The statement adds that guests may eat indoors or out under clear skies while a meandering garden pathway leads to the cocktail lounge and bar offering a combination of European and Japanese cocktails.