The Royal Park Hotel ICONIC Kyoto

ザ ロイヤルパークホテル アイコニック京都

Kyoto 2022

Interior Design

Architects: Takenaka


Lighting Design: UCLD

Art Direction: Togakudo

Construction: Takenaka

Photography: Tomoki Hahakura

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The elegant in-situ concrete facade quietly blends into the existing urban context while the white stucco walls match those of traditional townhouses, such as the one next door. Guest rooms overlook Oike avenue, best known as venue of the famed Gion Festival. To take full advantage of the commanding location, rooms are fitted with large expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing guests to feel “immersed” into the city. In consistency with the Zen principle, a pared-down material palette is composed of a minimal number of materials and colors, including the signature gray-toned oak veneer and semi-translucent “washi” panels. Careful attention was paid to every detail of the interiors. Specially commissioned art by local artists re-interpret traditional techniques to create a modern Kyoto experience.