Starwood has announced the opening of Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto.
Located in the Arashiyama district in the western part of Kyoto, Suiran is located next to a river overlooking the Arashiyama hills. The residential hotel occupies part of the grounds of Tenryuji Temple, a World Heritage site that formerly housed ‘Rantei’, a well-known traditional Japanese ryokan from the 1960s long used by the Japanese government to entertain honourable guests.
Suiran features 39 guestrooms, inspired by traditional ryokan-style accommodations, ranging from 152 to 305 square metres. Each room is designed to feature traditional motifs and culturally significant hues.
Suiran also offers two private treatment rooms equipped with a Japanese-style open-air bath as well as the option for in-room treatments. Guests can enjoy traditional Japanese-style treatments, including Seiran, a body massage with tea seed oil, scrub with green tea and facial treatment with jade stones and collagen mask.
Suiran has preserved elements of its esteemed past, including two original structures, ‘Enmei-kaku’, which was built in 1899, and ‘Hasshoken’, constructed in 1910, which have undergone extensive restoration and now house the hotel’s restaurant, Kyo Suiran, and café, Saryo Hassui. Kyo Suiran offers a traditional yet modern dining experience where guests can enjoy locally inspired flavours in an authentic atmosphere. With its exposed straw-thatched roof, pillars and moon-shaped windows, Saryo Hasui serves exquisite meals centred around Japanese green tea.