MGallery Kyoto Yura Hotel will make its debut in the country’s ancient capital. The hotel pays homage to the traditions of Kyoto through art and heritage. Boasting 144 rooms with classical design, local fabric Nishijin-ori can 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 that include the famed geisha district of Gion, Yasaka Shinto Shrine and downtown district of Kawaramachi. Guest staying at the hotel can enjoy an evening walk or morning run along the picturesque Kamo River.
“The opening of Kyoto Yura Hotel MGallery 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, the place offers the touch of a modern city as well as the historical treasure.” 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 all-day 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.
At the heart of Kyoto lies Gion, the city’s most popular entertainment district and the center of its traditional arts. The streets of Gion are characterised by old wooden townhouses (machiya) featuring teahouses (ochaya), shops and local restaurants. The buildings give the district a beautiful old world charm. Apart from temples and shrines, Gion and the geisha culture play a big part in Kyoto’s history while the surrounding vibrant downtown area is also home to some of the best shopping districts in the city.