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The RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto’s new look offers meetings and incentive travel experiences filled with Kyoto culture and hospitality
In October 2016, the Kyoto’s landmark RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto completed its grand renovation. Located right in the heart of Japan’s cultural capital, the hotel’s 489 guest rooms, 18 banquet rooms, distinct Kyoto atmosphere and impeccable Japanese-style attention to detail provide wonderful new options for meetings and incentive travel.
The new look combines a clean modern aesthetic with the warmth of traditional Japanese culture. Guests will find touches of the Kyoto spirit in the hotel’s delightful details at every turn.
Special custom lighting and a recurring bamboo forest motif create a unified experience. Small ironwork sculptures of Japanese plants and traditional music instruments decorate the room numbers of each guestroom. Special hand painted mugs were custom made by a local artisan using traditional techniques. In some rooms, round, moon-like paper lanterns set against bamboo wallpaper make subtle references to Japanese folklore. Other rooms feature color palates inspired by Japanese confectionaries or Japanese touches like tatami mats and sliding paper screens.
Exteriors, the entryway, lobby, hallways, restaurants, banquet halls, and meeting rooms have also been remodelled. Hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi, an indoor swimming pool and an ATM compatible with foreign cards. Even customer service has been “remodelled”, providing guests with an even warmer welcome and true Japanese hospitality. From start to finish, every detail of an event can be filled with Japanese culture and provide guests with a truly unique experience.
An excellent location and ample banquet halls in a variety of sizes, the largest of which can hold 1,000 people, make it a great option for a wide variety of functions and events.
The hotel is just a seven-minute walk from Kyoto Station and walking distance from UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nishi Hongwanji Temple and To-ji Temple. Free shuttle service to and from the station is also available.
The hotel’s revolving restaurant, Top of Kyoto, is also getting an update. Reopening at the end of October, it offers spectacular 360 degree views and features dining made using Kyoto’s unique local ingredients and custom wallpaper designed by a famous local paper artisan.
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