Keihan Holdings will open a new luxury hotel on the north side of Kyoto Station in January 2019. Called “The Thousand Kyoto”, the new hotel is being built on the site of the former Kyoto Dai-Ni Tower Hotel (which closed in 2016), and it will be connected on its lower levels with the neighboring Kyoto Century Hotel.
The Thousand Kyoto will have a total floor space of 22,063 sqm and 222 guest rooms. Room interiors are designed to be comfortable but with a modern, minimalist style.
Among the hotel’s facilities will be an Italian and Japanese restaurant, both featuring open kitchens and making ample use of local ingredients. There will also be a café and bar where guests can enjoy tea or sake from Kyoto area, as well as other beverages.
On the 3rd floor there will be a chapel and garden and on the 2nd and 3rd floors there will be a spa where guests can enjoy massage treatments, warm pool bathing, a rock spa and a sauna.
The Thousand Kyoto also has space for a gym, parking for guests, and banquet halls for wedding parties and other events. Check out the floor plan below:
- B1F: Parking, Fitness Gym, Small Banquet Hall, Hair salon
- 1F: Entrance (covered porch, walk through garden, grand staircase), Reception, Medium & Large Banquet Halls, Waiting Room
- 2F: Wedding Salon, Dressing Room, Restaurants, Café/Bar, Spa Treatment Room
- 3F: Chapel, Garden, Guest Rooms, Spa (reception, warm bath, rock spa, sauna)
- 4F – 9F: Guest rooms
Keihan Holdings’ design concept for this hotel includes simple but sophisticated design, dedicated personal service, local flavor and top quality luxury facilities. Just a 2 minute walk from Kyoto Station, The Thousand Kyoto will also be extremely convenient for exploring local sightseeing locations such as Toji Temple, Kyoto Railway Museum, The Shosei-en Garden, and Kyoto Tower.
Article by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.