The property will be the first and only luxury international brand hotel with onsen (hot spring) facilities in the heart of Kyoto City
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will open its first property in Japan in 2022 following the redevelopment of Hotel Ryozen in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, which will cease operation in October this year.
The new Banyan Tree hotel will feature designs by renowned master architect Kengo Kuma and feature 60 rooms, a specialty restaurant, bar, library, gymnasium, an award-winning Banyan Tree Spa and onsen facilities.
The announcement of the new property comes as Banyan Tree expands its global network of hotels and resorts and works to further position Kyoto City as an international destination for discerning travellers.
“As we accelerate our expansion to grow our brands worldwide, this agreement marks Banyan Tree’s move in planting the first hotel flag in Japan, renowned for its distinctive culture, cuisine and scenic destinations,” Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree, said.
The hotel group currently operates two spas in Japan at partner hotels and a membership residence.
Banyan Tree Group celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.