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Ritz-Carlton debuts in Kyoto

The new low-rise hotel has 134 rooms
The new low-rise hotel has 134 rooms

Ritz-Carlton has launched its first hotel in the historic Japanese city of Kyoto.

The new Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is set on the banks of the Kamagawa River, on a plot of land that was gifted to the original owners in the early shogunate era 500 years ago. The new low-rise hotel is described by the company as an “international modern day luxury ryokan”.

The 134 rooms and suites offer views of the river and the Higashiyama Mountains, while hotel facilities include a spa with seven treatment rooms, a 20-metre swimming pool, a fitness centre, steam room and sauna, plus Japanese and Italian restaurants and a French patisserie.

For the MICE market, the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto also offers four meeting spaces, including the Takane Ballroom.

“We are honoured to open our fourth Ritz-Carlton in Japan, in the beautiful city of Kyoto. Our customers are always looking to explore evocative, new and inspiring destinations and have long expressed a desire for us to offer in this incredible location,” said Herve Humler, president & chief operating officer of Ritz-Carlton.

“I believe this hotel offers a timeless window to Japan and complements perfectly 85 other Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe.”

The Kyoto property joins existing Ritz-Carltons in Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa.