Brewin Design Office was commissioned to design the full interiors of a hotel in Kyoto, alongside building architecture designed by world-acclaimed Kengo Kuma and Associates. The luxurious four-storey hotel is due to open mid-2025 and will comprise 92 rooms with 6 room types, including 1 presidential suite, as well as 3 restaurant concepts and the hotel’s signature Spa.
The interior architecture of the hotel reflects the art and history of Kyoto, through the use of traditional details, and integration of locally crafted art to create an immersive and active experience for its guests. Through a procession of sculpted views and the contrast of more intimate spaces to surprising larger vistas, the guests are brought through layers of space, all of which echo the importance of composition, balance, and harmony that can be seen heavily in the city’s arts and architecture.
The designs are inspired by traditional interior and architectural details in Kyoto which respond beautifully to the seasons while developing through time to have a consistent and unique identity. It is crafted, sensitive to time, seasons, scale, and tradition, helping the hotel’s brand to bring full immersion value to its guests.