Kengo Kuma’s Ace Hotel Kyoto set to open by April 16th

Kengo Kuma has designed a new 213-room hotel in Japan, called Ace Hotel Kyoto, which is a collaboration with the award-winning and longtime Ace partner Commune Design, the in-house creative studio.
The project includes a newly built structure and an existing historical part, that once was Kyoto’s Central Telephone Company.
“I intended to design a “Cultural Catalyst” for various people to visit and create a seamless relationship with Kyoto’s community.”, says Kengo Kuma.
The program offers a wide range of amenities and experiences, featuring an animated lobby, a verdant garden courtyard, a gallery, event spaces, collaborations with local artists, a cafe and three stand-alone restaurants.
Respecting traditions and the natural surroundings, the structure embraces the cultural and creative potential of the region. The hotel will be a central monument in Kyoto, a city that generates creativity and inspires travel.
Ace Hotel Kyoto is set to open prior to the Olympics on April 16th. Reservations are now available for booking.