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Four Seasons, Kyoto


The new Four Seasons Kyoto opens this autumn, centered around Ikeniwa Pond and inspired by Kyoto’s robust, picturesque seasons...


“the vast lobby space seamlessly adapts with every season to evoke constant, yet ever-changing emotions with guests”


H 34 GS Magazine


irsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the world’s leading hospitality interior design firm, has completed the highly-anticipated design of


the new Four Seasons Kyoto, which opened in October, located within one of the best- preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, paying homage to 800 years of heritage. Te Four Seasons Kyoto features 110


standard rooms, 12 suites, one presidential suite and 57 condo units. Designed to be a haven of quiet dignity and discreet expression, the Four Seasons Kyoto’s design narrative was carefully planned surrounding the 800-year-old Ikeniwa Pond, inviting guests to engage with nature through its blueprint. A rich model of modernism resonates throughout the hotel while carefully maintain traditional Japanese conceptions of architecture. “Tis project made many demands of our


design team: the proximity to the culturally sensitive Imahie Jingū Shrine, the Kyoto


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