Regent Kyoto To Open in 2024 In A 100 Year Old Japanese Garden

The current “Tsuruya” restaurant and garden (IHG Hotels & Resorts photo)

Regent Kyoto is planned to open in 2024 with 86 rooms and will be set within a 100-year-old garden landscaped by renowned gardener Kumakichi Kato.

Tsuruya, a famous Michelin Star restaurant that is recognised among Kyoto’s top dining destinations, is currently housed here in a sukiya-style wooden building that was designed by celebrated architect Isoya Yoshida. It was originally developed as accommodation for the Japanese imperial family and honourable guests for their visits to Kyoto. Cultural and political figures from around the world have been here including members of the Japanese Imperial family, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, George Bush and François Mitterand.

The current “Tsuruya” restaurant and garden (IHG Hotels & Resorts photo)

Regent Kyoto will be designed to incorporate Tsuruya and the gardens. Guests can expect a lobby lounge, fitness centre and spa as well as several restaurants in addition to Tsuruya.

Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan and is a major tourist destination. It is home to many historic monuments that are listed and recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The government of Japan plans to relocate the Agency for Cultural Affairs to Kyoto in 2021 in honour of its status as Japan’s cultural centre. 

Regent Kyoto will be in the perfect location for travellers wishing to explore everything the historic city of Kyoto has to offer, and is just a short walk from the world-famous Heian Shrine and Zenrin-Ji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. 

GI Capital Management signs with IHG Hotels & Resorts to open the Regent Kyoto. IHG Hotels & Resorts acquired a majority stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts in 2018. It has since added six hotels to the pipeline including Regent Shanghai, Regent Phu Quoc, Regent Bali, Regent Kuala Lumpur and Regent Hong Kong.

IHG Hotels & Resorts operates 37 hotels in Japan including new hotels such as Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo, Holiday Inn & Suites Osaka, ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shnano-omachi Kuroyon, Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa.

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