By SHO HATSUMI/ Staff Writer
July 13, 2021 at 07:00 JST
Hotel Okura Co. has announced that it will open a new high-end hotel in Kyoto in January 2022 in the Okazaki district, home to many museums and Heian Jingu shrine.
The Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei will be the company's second luxury accommodation in the ancient capital and the first new Hotel Okura-brand hotel opening in Japan in 20 years, the operator said.
Occupying a total floor space of about 5,500 square meters, the four-story hotel will have 60 rooms.
The hotel will be equipped with a restaurant and a lounge, but there will be no banquet hall as the establishment will mainly focus on accommodating overnight stays.
"Kyoto has a lot of potential. We thought it was a good time to envision the time after the coronavirus pandemic and make preparations," a company representative said.
A regular room with a floor space of about 40 square meters is expected to cost 40,000 yen ($360) to 50,000 yen per night. There will also be eight suites of about 80 square meters each.
The hotel is already under construction by Mitsubishi Estate Co. in the Okazaki district. While Hotel Okura won't take ownership of the building, the company will be commissioned to manage and operate the property.
To coincide with the opening of the new hotel, the Kyoto Hotel Okura, which is operating near the city hall, will be renamed the Hotel Okura Kyoto.
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