Published on : Thursday, October 6, 2016
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hotel company, will open Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto in autumn 2016 in the city that perfectly epitomises Japanese culture. Four Seasons will convey the exquisite culture of Kyoto born of its astonishing antiquity and beauty while gracefully expressing its distinctive seasonal variations.
Every wedding is special – yet any held at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto will undoubtedly be an experience unlike any other. Wedding coordinators will put together a totally tailor-made wedding uplifted by the brand’s renowned omotenashi (perhaps best envisaged as “hospitality plus”) based on the extensive experience of Four Seasons in accommodating the bride and groom, and all those who share in this special celebration.
Artistic illuminations produced by Eriko Horiki, a world-renowned washi (traditional Japanese paper) designer, welcomes guests at the stairway approaching the Chapel. Light softly diffusing through the washi paper radiates the happiness of all who walk to the wedding venue.
A graceful arboreal relief lines the Chapel walls to its 5.4-metre-high (17.7 foot) ceiling, while beautiful curves convey a glorious ambiance. The verdant greenery of a bamboo thicket draws the eye through the large window, which allows natural light to fill the entire Chapel. The adjacent balcony makes the perfect setting for wedding photographs and toasting ceremonies. Photography is also permitted in the historical garden with its elegant pond, ensuring a wedding with special memories unique to Kyoto. The Chapel is available for liturgical weddings and other types of receptions.
Kyoto’s traditional craftsmanship is on full display for the stylish Ballroom (floor space: 366 square metres/3,940 square feet, height 5.4 metres/17.7 feet), which can accommodate banquets of up to 220 people. The adjacent open kitchen allows guests to marvel at the chefs’ culinary expertise. The chefs create order-made dishes as per couple’s requests to be served at the wedding reception. Other banquet halls ranging from 50 to 70 square metres are also available.
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is replete with facilities to enhance those uniquely Kyoto-esque experiences, such as the Shakusui-en, an 800-year-old garden that was even described in the Tale of Heike, a tea house in the Sukiya style of construction with a view of the graceful garden surrounding the pond, and as the main dining area, The Brasserie serves modern cuisine that makes extensive use of Kyoto’s local seasonal produce.
The distinctive seasons and history of Kyoto are elegantly expressed throughout the Hotel. A new era of graciousness is evoked at Four Seasons by adopting a stylish aesthetic while carefully retaining the delicate original Japanese texture for the facilities. The 123 guest rooms including 13 suites and 57 hotel residences are designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates. This tradition-inspired yet contemporary style has created distinctive and spacious guest rooms that afford Kyoto’s beautiful seasonal views through expansive windows. Kyoto’s rich history and seasonality can be sensed through the art, floral arrangements, and carefully executed details throughout the Hotel.
Dining options – Brasserie, The Lounge, and Sushi Wakon – are complemented by the beautiful Tea House in the garden. Furthermore, the Hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool with beautiful illuminations adjacent to a relaxing Spa.
Source:- Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts