Six Senses Kyoto has recently debuted, marking its entrance into Japan and introducing a new chapter for the luxury brand. Located in the heart of Kyoto, surrounded by historic shrines and palaces, the hotel offers more than just accommodations; it serves as a center for holistic wellness, sustainability, and unmatched experiences. This establishment is a valuable addition to IHG’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio, now one of the largest globally.

Inspired by the Heian period, a time when Kyoto flourished as the cultural and artistic hub of Japan, the hotel’s design seamlessly blends traditional aesthetics with contemporary luxury. The lobby features a stunning 504-piece Rakuyaki tile folding screen showcasing Mount Kurama, accompanied by a modern interpretation of the “Chōjū-giga” scrolls. This fusion of historical reverence and modern comfort encapsulates the essence of the hotel’s biophilic design.

The hotel boasts 81 rooms and suites, each designed to be an oasis of tranquility that encourages relaxation and reflection. From the Premier Suite Garden with its private courtyard to the opulent Three Bedroom Penthouse Suite, every detail is crafted to promote peace and comfort. Guests can indulge in the Six Senses signature sleep experience, ensuring a restful night’s sleep with organic bedding and personalized sleep consultations.

Drawing from Kyoto’s Zen traditions, the Six Senses Spa seamlessly integrates ancient healing practices with modern wellness science. Guests can embark on a wellness journey tailored to their health goals, with exclusive treatments like the Ah-un treatment and Watsu therapy. The Biohack Recovery Lounge offers state-of-the-art solutions for rejuvenation, embodying the spa’s dedication to balance and harmony.

At the hotel’s Sekki restaurant, guests can savor a culinary journey through Japan’s 24 solar terms, with weekly-changing menus featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Hiroki Shishikura’s collaboration with local farmers ensures a menu that not only excites the taste buds but also upholds sustainable practices. Café Sekki and the Nine-Tails speakeasy complement the gastronomic landscape with innovative beverages and treats.

Six Senses Kyoto places a strong emphasis on sustainability, offering guests the opportunity to engage with the local environment and culture through sustainability tours, interactive Earth Lab workshops, and the Alchemy Bar where natural body products can be created. The hotel’s Sustainability Fund supports local conservation efforts, highlighting its dedication to community and environmental responsibility.

Now open to guests worldwide, Six Senses Kyoto beckons travelers to immerse themselves in a sensory journey that promises a reconnection with oneself, culture, and nature in one of Japan’s most iconic cities.

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