A New Haven of Wellness and Culture At The New Six Senses Kyoto

Six Senses Kyoto has opened its doors ushering in a new era for the brand as it makes its grand entry into Japan. Nestled amidst the iconic heritage shrines and palaces of the ancient capital, the hotel is not just a place to stay; it’s a hub of holistic wellness, sustainability, and unparalleled experiences. As a vibrant addition to the Six Senses urban collection, it also marks a significant expansion of IHG’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio, now the second largest globally.

A Tribute to the Golden Age of Kyoto

Drawing from the Heian period (794-1185), a time when Kyoto was the heart of Japanese culture and arts, the hotel’s design elegantly intertwines traditional aesthetics with modern luxury. The lobby is adorned with a 504-piece Rakuyaki tile folding screen depicting Mount Kurama, complemented by a playful modern reinterpretation of the “Chōjū-giga” scrolls. This artistic dichotomy beautifully sets the stage for a stay filled with both historical reverence and contemporary comfort, all wrapped in the hotel’s biophilic design ethos.

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Sanctuaries of Tranquility

The hotel offers 81 rooms and suites, each a tranquil haven designed to encourage contemplation and relaxation. From the Premier Suite Garden with its private courtyard to the lavish 238 square-meter Three Bedroom Penthouse Suite, every detail fosters a sense of peace. The Six Senses signature sleep experience ensures restful slumber with organic bedding and personalized sleep consultations, ensuring guests wake refreshed and reconnected.

Holistic Wellness: Where Science Meets Zen

Influenced by Kyoto’s Zen traditions, the Six Senses Spa melds ancient healing practices with modern wellness science. The journey begins with a Wellness Screening to tailor treatments to individual health goals. Exclusive offerings like the Ah-un treatment and Watsu therapy embody the spa’s commitment to harmony and balance, while the Biohack Recovery Lounge offers cutting-edge solutions for rejuvenation.

A Culinary Celebration of the Seasons

At the hotel’s Sekki restaurant, the dining experience is an exploration of Japan’s 24 solar terms, with menus that change weekly to reflect the freshest seasonal produce. Executive Chef Hiroki Shishikura’s collaboration with local farmers brings a menu that not only tantalizes the palate but also honours sustainable practices. Café Sekki and the Nine-Tails speakeasy complement the culinary landscape with innovative beverages and treats.

Commitment to Sustainability and Community

Sustainability is at the core of Six Senses Kyoto. Guests can engage with the local environment and culture through sustainability tours, interactive Earth Lab workshops, and the Alchemy Bar, where they can create natural body products. A dedicated Sustainability Fund supports local conservation efforts, emphasizing the hotel’s commitment to community and environmental stewardship.

An Invitation to Discover

With its doors now open, Six Senses Kyoto invites guests from around the world to embark on a sensory journey that promises reconnection with self, culture, and nature in one of Japan’s most storied cities.

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