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Hotel spa treatment room kyoto

The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto 

Service: Interior Design

Type: SPA

Location: Kyoto, Japan 

Completion: February 2014

The project is a dichotomy of needs: on the one hand, it had to appeal to guests from oversees and all over Japan, while on the other, it had to correctly and appropriately interpret Kyoto’s Miyabi cultural heritage.

Adding to the challenge, the resort had to capture the Ritz-Carlton DNA and meet the hallmarks of the Ritz-Carlton  brand in terms of comfort, service, quality of materials and ‘surprising guests with the unexpected’.

The interiors pay homage to the traditions of Japan, with patterned motifs created by local artisans and the  incorporation of Zen rock gardens (locally known as “karesansui”) and water features, including a four-story  waterfall, are aesthetically positioned in the heart of the hotel.

The ritz carlton spa
Spa corridor with stone wall
Spa corridor with lanterns
Spa treatment room
Spa treatment room
Swimming pool dark
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