Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd. and Mitsui Fudosan Resort Management Co. Ltd have announced that Hotel the Mitsui Kyoto will open its doors in November 2020, and revealed its F&B options.

“Hotel the Mitsui Kyoto represents the true essence of Japan framed alongside contemporary aspects,” comments Manabu Kusui, General Manager. “This essence is expressed in our concept ‘Embracing Japan’s Beauty’ and is embodied throughout the property as we have merged tradition and modern philosophy across design, wellbeing, garden artistry and gastronomy.”

Developed by a prestigious team of specialists, the guestrooms and lobby are designed by André Fu, the landscape by Shunsaku Miyagi, and the spa and restaurants by Yohei Akao. The entire team has been led by Akira Kuryu, Master Design Advisor, recognised for his pursuit of architectural designs that blend with the surrounding environment.

Designed to appeal to both domestic and international guests, the hotel features two restaurants: Toki – which combines the traditions and techniques of French and Japanese cuisine to create a new gastronomy teppan experience; and the all-day dining Italian Forni.

Toki will open with Tetsuya Asano as its Signature Restaurant Chef, whilst Executive Chef Tadahiro Takagi, who was previously Executive Sous Chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo, will oversee all aspects of culinary service at the hotel. In addition to the two restaurants, the hotel features The Garden Bar, which provides the perfect setting to view the landscaped grounds.

The timber-framed Shiki-no-ma room, made of Japanese Cypress, is a faithful yet modern reconstruction of part of the former residence of Kitake, the executive branch of the Mitsui family, and will be available for guests to use as a private dining area, and to host traditional tea ceremony gatherings or traditional Maiko performances.