Defined by Japan’s thriving art scene, Capella Kyoto reflects Higashiyama culture through its curation of Japanese artwork and artifacts. Each unique piece and its story is framed by the hotel’s interior design and architecture, providing a showcase of Higashiyama’s aesthetic heritage. The rooms themselves emphasize fundamental aspects of Japanese culture, such as the tea ceremony, providing guests with a rich, immersive experience.

Located next to the famous Kenninji Temple, it is within walking distance of the famous Gion area, Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple and the tourist area of ​​Ninenzaka, as well as the bustling Nishiki Market across the street. town. Kamo River. In this regard, Capella Kyoto fully embraces its local environment. Within the hotel, as guests navigate, they will find intimate spaces that contrast with charming sea views. from Kyoto decor. The layered spaces echo important elements of Japanese art and architecture such as composition, balance and harmony. Combined with the soothing hues and textures of Capella Kyoto’s interior design, guests can expect a soothing atmosphere where time seems to slow down. The courtyard of the Japanese garden which is in the center of the hotel reflects this exact feeling. Double ichigo-ichie (one life, one moment), the bamboo courtyard with a solitary Japanese maple on the bank of a shallow pond with a pebble shore creates the intended idyllic and contemplative setting.

Beneath the bamboo Japanese courtyard is the Capella Ballroom which faces a multi-story internal rock garden atrium serving as the centerpiece for the pre-function area. Capella’s signature Auriga Spa is located on the same floor, with spa treatment rooms that offer the comfort of a private Onsen experience for a taste of Japan’s famous bathing culture. A menu of other treatments that incorporate traditional techniques that employ fine organic and natural ingredients are available to engender an enhanced sense of well-being.

Dine at the signature restaurant, conceptualized as a modern brasserie with an adjoining patisserie, organized around the interior bamboo courtyard adjacent to our Capella Lounge. or at the Japanese restaurant, tucked away in the southeast corner of the hotel with a garden below. A third outlet available is Carte Blanche which offers an immersive dining experience focused on innovative, omakase-style food and drink pairings in a casual and intimate setting.

Developed by NTT Urban Development Corporation, a comprehensive real estate company within the NTT Group, Capella Kyoto is the hotel component of a development that cements it between Miyagawa-chō Kaburenjo, an opera house that features famous female geiko and maiko dances such as the Kyo Odori, and Miyagawa Maiko Performance School.

“Our partnership with Capella Hotel Group, which operates luxury hotels around the world, has been extremely exciting and we look forward to opening the first Capella hotel in Japanin the old quarter of Kyoto. Built on the site of the beloved Shinmichi Elementary School, Capella Kyoto will be the one to revive the region’s memory and culture and create new values,” said Hiroshi Tsujigami, President and CEO of NTT Urban Development. Corporation.

“We are thrilled to work with NTT Urban Development Corporation to bring Capella’s unique offerings and immersive experiences to Japan,” said Cristiano Rinaldi, Chairman of the Capella hotel group. “Filled with culture and heritage, Kyoto is the perfect place to establish a presence in Japan because the city is very aligned with the visionary preservation of the group’s culture and experience.”

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The Capella Hotels and Resorts collection consists of properties in SingaporeUbud, bangkok, Hanoi, Shanghai and Hainan. Future openings include exciting destinations such as Japan, Maldives, sydneyand South Korea.

The exceptional hotel group is focused on creating authentic cultural experiences for its guests, combining a heritage of thoughtful design with the highest level of personalized service.

Capella Hotels and Resorts was named 2n/a World’s Leading Hotel Brand in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 and 2020.

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NTT Urban Development (“NTTUD”) was established in 1986 as the global real estate company of the NTT Group and is engaged in a wide range of real estate activities, focusing on the rental of office buildings and commercial facilities which develops and operates residential properties, hotels and global businesses.

Situated at TokyoNTT UD has seven branches in Japan and also operates in United Statesthe UK and Australia.

In July 2019NTTUD became a member of the NTT Urban Solutions Group established under the slogan “One future planning for every city”.

NTTUD will endeavor to support community development by addressing the various challenges each community faces and making full use of our experience and expertise in the real estate industry and NTT Group resources including ICT, real estate, energy and environmental technologies. .

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