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Hotels in Mumbai benefit from being located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Being one of the most visited cities in the world, Mumbai offers a diverse cosmopolitan lifestyle with a wide variety of food, entertainment and nightlife. It is a city filled with dreamers, hard workers, artists, millionaires and it was in Mumbai that Bollywood was born.
1.The Leela Mumbai
The Leela Mumbai is located close to Mumbai International Airport and the airport road metro station, giving this luxury hotel a privilege location. Built on a secluded clove, The Leela offers a serene getaway from the frenetic lifestyle in a city that never sleeps. The five-star hotel has 394 rooms with several acres of landscaped gardens, waterfalls and lotus filled mountains.
2.InterContinental Marine Drive-Mumbai
Located in the heart of Mumbai’s Art Deco district, The Marine Drive-Mumbai has an amazing panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. The InterContinental Marine stands out due to its large rooms and suites, the rooftop bar – Dome – and the restaurant L&S Bistro & Pizzeria, which brings the world to Mumbai with its global street food menu, and the second restaurant Kebab Korner, where ancient recipes take on a contemporary flavour.
3.The Oberoi, Mumbai
The Oberoi seamlessly blends minimalism with luxury design focusing on height, light and space. This five-star hotel is an astonishing example of modern architecture, standing tall on the opposite side of the Arabian Sea, offering magnificent views of the Queen’s Necklace shoreline. The Hotel’s restaurant – Fenix – allows the guests to explore cuisines from modern Indian and Italian, Japanese sushi and Pan Asian delicacies.
4.The St. Regis Mumbai
The St. Regis Mumbai is located in Lower Parel, Mumbai’s tallest building. The five-star hotel has beautifully designed rooms, suites and apartments with stunning views of the city or the sea, with Mumbai’s greatest attractions very close by.
5.ITC Maratha, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai
The ITC Maratha’s design pays homage to the dynasty of Maharashtra and brings the guests into a world-class luxury with 380 rooms, five restaurants, luxury wellness, infusing local culture and themes with colonial roots and the spirit of Maharashtra and the Marathas into its interiors and architectural design.
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Hotel gardens have a crucial role in the overall guest experience. Gardens are known to have a nourishing effect on us, the floral-tinged fresh air, the sight of blooming gardenias and cherry blossoms or the soothing sounds of a trickling stream that makes us feel closer to nature, even when space is in the midst of a city landscape, creating the perfect oasis in a concrete desert. We gathered a top 10 hotel gardens from all over the world that will help you revive and nourish the soul.
1.Villa d’Este, Lago di Como, Italy
Villa d’Este Hotel is located in a natural and private cove on Lake Como, embracing the vibrant scenery and the calm and cool waters of the lake. In this amazing hotel’s garden, we find statues of Hercules and lady banks roses, southern magnolias and Chinese wisteria. The gardens have the characteristic Baroque scenery of Lombardy with nuances of Renaissance and romantic styles.
2.Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Japan
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is an inner-city hotel with a garden of over 700-years complete with a shrine, tea-room, rows of cherry blossom trees and roaring waterfalls. Hotel Chinzanso is a contemporary hotel that still is connected with an authentic Japanese flair.
3.Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, Japan
The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto rests on an 800-year-old property that used to belong to Shigemori Taira, the eldest son of a 12t century samurai. The garden at the Four Seasons Kyoto is one of the last remaining gardens from the end of the Heian Period. The circuit-style pond garden, ikeniwa, brings peace as we wander around the tree and water lined paths. The ancient garden takes on a new look all year long – it bursts with cherry blossoms in the spring, fuchsia crape myrtle in the summer, maple leaves in the autumn and plum blossoms in the winter.
4.Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
The Mirbeau Inn is perfect for those who daydream of relaxing at a quiet chateau of the French countryside. The hotel grounds resemble Claude Monet’s series ‘Water Lillies’. The gardens have the typical red maple trees, dogwoods and weeping willows, shrubs of dwarf fothergilla, redleaf ninebark and bush clover and of course, a replica of the iconic green bridge stretching over a waterlily-dotted pond that Monet made famous.
5.The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, United States
Since opening its doors in 1906, The Langham Huntington has become the go-to hotel when visiting Pasadena. Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Langham Huntington’s garden has four gardens within its twenty-three acres. The garden has a stone path that leads to a pond surrounded by pear blossom trees, a palm-lined Horsehoe garden and a beautiful Japanese Garden with a step-down waterfall pond, cherry blossom trees and a curved red footbridge.
6.Hotel New Otani Tokyo The Main and Hotel New Otani Tokyo Executive House Zen, Japan
The sister hotels are joined by a 10 acre Japanese garden with ancient stone lanterns, scarlet bridges, koi ponds, breath-taking waterfalls and seasonal blooms, such as sakuras and hydrangeas. This beautiful garden is over 400 years old, having belonged to several samurai lords. The New Otani Hotels were built for Tokyo’s first Olympic games, more than 50 years ago.
7.Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, England
Located in England’s countryside, the Four Seasons Hampshire is an 18th-century structure at Dogmersfield Park, the famous place where Henry the VIII met his first wife Catherine of Aragon. The gardens cover 500 acres of gardens, pastures and woodlands with lupines, canna lilies, hydrangeas and agapanthuses.
8.The K Club, Kildare, Ireland
The gardens are located along the river Liffey and date back to the 19th century. There is a lot to see in the 700 acres garden, with the Panel Garden as the starting point. The K Club is best known for its championship golf courses, one of which hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup. Nevertheless, this sprawling, picturesque estate feels exclusive and comfortable, never stuffy like some golf resorts.
9.Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego, United States
Rancho Valencia is located on a former citrus ranch thus now having an abundance of lemon and orange groves whilst also showcasing other fruits such as loquat and pomegranate, ornamental plants, succulents, a rose garden and bountiful trees. This resort combines the warmth of authentic hacienda-style accommodations, with the comfort of modern amenities and the charm of Mediterranean landscaping.
10.Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The Rosewood San Miguel de Allende’s garden mimics the architecture period of 1521 to 1821 when wealthy haciendas positioned rooms around a central outdoor space. The garden has a fountain right in the middle as a symbol of lineage alongside beautiful indigenous flora and fragrant lavender. Having only opened in 2011, the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is a boutique hotel has the appearance of a beautiful relic of colonial Mexico.
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Al Alamein Hotel is located on one of the most beautiful beachside fronts of Egypt’s North Coast. The hotel opened its doors in the 1960s and was refurbished in 2018 by H2R Design with the aim of recreating a revived experience that would absorb the hotel’s loyal guests whilst also appealing to new visitors.
H2R Design reinvigorated the iconic Al Alamein Hotel to a refreshingly different upscale lifestyle hotel, with 189 rooms, which include chalets, seven suites and two presidential villas. Since its opening, the Al Alamein Hotel has over 50 years of history of being frequently visited by celebrities, artists and bohemians. With the goal of keeping the cultural context and heritage intact in the design strategy, H2R Design rejuvenated the guests’ experience and created a modern boho-chic style.
H2R Design planned to integrate the surrounding seaside environment into the nature of Al Alamein as much as possible, opting for a retro refurbishing. So, in order to achieve this, the design firm included contemporary interiors, to give a subtle tribute to the glory days of when the hotel first opened its doors. H2R Design also incorporated references to Egyptian music and cinema, so a link was created to the famous and celebrated guests the hotel had formerly hosted.
Al Alamein Hotel now presents a modern mid-century style, with clean lines and layered textures providing maximum comfort with mesmerising views of the sea. H2R Design used natural whitewashed timber, light and breezy elements reflecting the coastal region, fabrics and upholstery ideal for a beach environment.
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Right in the heart of the city, the SiR Hotels opened SiR Nikolai Hamburg, located at the historic Nikolaifleet canal. Like all other 4 SiRs, this hotel aims to be much more than a ‘where to stay’ option, as it is involved with the city’s history, culture and personality. It aims to be an experience of Hamburg through its architecture, interior design, restaurant, bar and library.
The first SiR Hotel was founded in 2013 in Amsterdam by Liran Wizman. Within four years, the SiRs are already five, between two in Amsterdam, SiR Albert and SiR Adam, one in Berlin, SiR Savigny, one in Ibiza, SiR Joan and the most recent SiR Nikolai in Hamburg. This a chain of boutique hotels that allows the visitors the true experience of each city and is managed by EHPC, the award-winning management company European Hotels Private Collection.
SiR Nikolai stands on a seven-storey building with 94 rooms and the best facilities for the guests: from The Studio, a lounge to check-in, The Patio, a glass-roofed courtyard that invites people to the IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar and then to the open kitchen of the restaurant and the 360-bar with two balconies that float over the canal. Besides all this, it also has a 300sqm spa, which includes a gym, an indoor pool, a sauna and various other treatment rooms for the guest to relax and enjoy.
All the spaces of the hotel were thought out and designed by the Dutch design studio FG Stijl that collaborated with Circle Culture, a platform that features international artwork, activism and culture projects. The project is also associated with GCH Hotel Group, one of the top hotel management companies in Europe. With more than 120 hotels in Germany, Austria and Belgium, the group manages over 15 500 rooms and over three million guests annually.
SiR Nikolai offers wide, open and highly sophisticated spaces, from the corridor to the common areas and all the way to each one of the 94 rooms. This luxurious hotel features high-end furniture pieces such as the MALAY and the SIKA Armchairs from BRABBU, the Collins from Essential Home or the extraordinary Turner Floor from DelightFULL.
The MALAY Armchair was brought to life through the different ethnicities of the world. It is a graceful green velvet armchair with a mystical soul that will fulfil any room with energy from nature. It is a strong piece that speaks in the amazing suite where is placed.
The SIKA Armchair is a blend of strength and elegance inspired by a deer specimen rooted in Japan. The most distinctive features of SIKA wingback chair are its wildness and protection features, which make you feel comfortable and sophisticated. It goes spectacular in SiR Nikolais common area, and it serves as an invitation for a nice and pleasant get together while enjoying the entire design of the space and hotel itself.
The timeless furniture pieces embrace the spirit of the hotel and add personality, filling each room with a different feeling of modernity and culture. It is the entire combination of concepts high-quality handmade design products, placed in such a historical city, that make SiR Nikolai the incredible monument that it is.
SiR Nikolai, as are the other SiRs, is a celebration of life and what exists to make it better. The professionalism and greatness of the minds behind the creation are notable and admirable. The design team perceives itself as passionate about the art:
“Designed for people – perhaps an obvious sentiment, but one that is often forgotten in an era when design saturates day-to-day life. For FG Stijl Interior Design, designing for people was a seedling idea from which sprung countless three-dimensional experiences, and now, more than a decade on, it is the expression of our interior design company’s DNA”.
Both philosophies of the team and the concept of the hotel are in consonance to provide the best and trustworthy experience of each individual place and city to each one of the guests. The experience provided by SiR Nikolai’s design is absolutely incredible and the proof is its nominations for the Interior Design of the Year: International project award within the CID Awards 2017 by DesignMENA and the AHEAD Europe Awards by Sleeper Magazine for URBAN HOTEL-CONVERSION.
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W Osaka opened yesterday, March 16th, and is the brand new child of W Hotels Worldwide making its debut on the Midosuji Boulevard and redefines the local hotel scene with the trademark W Hotels spin on luxury. The W Osaka blends the Japanese cultural heritage with bold contemporary designs in a unique ambience of playful chic and immeasurable sophistication.
The hotel’s outside design was overseen by the international architect Tadao Ando, who created a black monolith façade, a minimalist exterior with a colourful interior design that was carried out by Concrete Architectural Associates from the Netherlands who has recreated the image of Osaka’s city lights with dazzling neon lights.
Upon entering the Hotel W Osaka, guests enter an illuminated tunnel inspired by the Japanese art forms of origami and kirigami, with nature and seasons paintings on the walls. On the third floor of the hotel is where the social hub LIVING ROOM exists – guests are greeted with vivid colours and a breath-taking design displaying an original interpretation of the whimsical Kawaii Kokeshi wooden dolls, known for celebrating the diversity of W Osaka’s international guests. In the LIVING ROOM is where guests can also find one of the two bars the hotel has to offer, that serve a line-up of colourful cocktails.
The W Osaka has four restaurants and two bars that offer a global flavour merge with iconic Japanese cuisine. Bistro-diner OH.LALA brings to life a partnership with Chef Yusuke Takada delivering high expectations to reinvent gastronomy with W Osaka’s creative culinary team.
The restaurant TEPPANYAKI MYDO offers its spin on local soul food in addition to exquisite Japanese Kuroge and Akaushi Wagyu beef. The restaurant MIXUP combines art, natural lighting and a chic colour palette while serving pastries, coffee, tea and cocktails for an amplified urban experience right on the main street.
The SUSHI UKIYO is an omakase-style restaurant with its interior design based on the concept of a floating world – a reference to the waterways that can be found in Osaka. And the last bar – the WET BAR presents an eclectic list of creative cocktails next to the swimming pool.
The W Osaka has a total of 337 rooms and suites all of which afford stunning views of Osaka’s skyline with floor-to-ceiling glass windows; with the washrooms spacious and equipped with rainfall showers. The property’s top suite – the Extreme Wow Penthouse Suite – is a truly remarkable space with a Zen-inspired garden at its entrance along, a chrome soaking tub and even an in-suite DJ booth.
The hotel W Osaka also offers a spa room, with five different treatments, a yoga room, a gym, and a total of four event and meeting spaces. This hotel will definitely be the talk of the year!
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Located in Italy, Hotel Salo du Parc could not have a better place to be. Besides being surrounded by a centuries-old park, the hotel has a stunning view over Lake Garda, from all rooms and common areas. In order to make the most of the view surrounding the hotel, a renovation has been made at its entrance by Studio Simonetti. The designers chose BRABBU to brighten the entrance decor.
The main purpose of this restyling project was to create a new hall where the element water, the principal element in the hotel, became the focus of the area. Therefore, the designers opened and transformed the space – now, from the entrance and from all that area, the view of the lake can be enjoyed.
As for accessories and lighting fixtures, designers opted for simplicity and minimalism, which makes the synthesis between nature and artifice, completing this new salon. CYRUS Wall Light by BRABBU was the perfect choice for this restyling project.
The reception desk is made with different materials, such as white Corian and wood with raw bark effect, which delineate the functions of this space. Two artworks, a marble sculpture by Sophie Elizabeth Thompson and a painting by Giovanni Lombardini, complete this reception area.
For the floorings, a marble with a strong decorative impact and with earthy colours was selected to create a magical balance between signs and colours. To give even more focus to this area, a charcoal bush-hammered stone was laid along the perimeter.
In order to highlight the hotel’s excellent location, the walls were lined with gilded ceramic plates with the same sheen of silk. The pieces of furniture chosen are covered in shades of flowers, yellow, green and blue; leather armchairs with wraparound lines and walnut tables made by skilled craftsman make up this entry.
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Hotel Terme di Saturnia was designed by the firm THDP with the intent of being a natural wellness and retreat hotel. With the beautiful Tuscan countryside surrounding the hotel, Terme di Saturnia is a luxury golf and spa resort, with the Le Cascate del Mulino waterfall and the Village of Saturnia right in its vicinity.
THDP, the design firm behind the refurbishing of both the guest rooms and public areas, drew inspiration from natural elements: earth, air, water and other elements such as light and temperature. THDP used terms such as reflection, corrosion, erosion, layering, ripples to create the visual and emotional language of the interior design.
Light installations with glass spheres were created by Gomiero, who created the same reflection of water on the walls with this design. Le Cascate del Mulino waterfalls were the inspiration for the lobby and lounge area, created together with local artisans who have created oxidised tables and bronzed handles and with experienced craftsmen who work metals in a contemporary way, using the liquid to transform them into corroded metals, as well as sulphur dense water.
The selection of four colour palettes resulted from the observation of the resort’s surroundings. The colours have been declined in diverse shades in line with the different areas, from the reception with the ethereal hues of the Le Cascate del Mulino waterfalls to the patio with the central olive tree embodying the Tuscan countryside, up to the bright tones of turquoise and petrol blue of the handmade glazed terracotta tiles of the bar counter coating, found after a long search, in the colour ‘The Fondale’, from Pecchioli Fierenze.
In order to maintain an ideal continuity with the classic and elegant original style, but more importantly, with the conscious intention to adhere to a sustainable approach to renovations, some wooden furnishings have been preserved both in rooms and common spaces. The hotel Terme di Saturnia sits above Italy’s most famous thermal spring dating back 3,000 years, is naturally a safe and quiet place that is conducive to wellbeing since entering a new era of wellness.
THDP is known for creating enduring concepts that evolve into compelling hotels and restaurants. The studio creates winning and beautiful hotels that thrive in their local culture and heritage.
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The Chateau de Drudas, listed as a historical monument, is a magnificent house from the 18th century that was recently restored by the architect Pierre-Henri Bouchacourt and his team. Located in the heart of the Haute-Garonne countryside, France, the historic villa presented a great challenge for the interior design studio: to preserve the authentic style of the castle and to integrate a touch of modernity at the same time. The project was successfully completed with respect to its heritage value. Château de Drudas opens its doors for an exceptional stay, where luxury and comfort merge in a special atmosphere.
As we pass the entrance in neutral pastel colours, our eyes are caught by the original locks and mouldings from three centuries ago. In the hall, a beautiful beige HERMES Sofa from the Portuguese brand BRABBU completes the interior design with its modern presence and truly embodies the Hotel’s atmosphere.
On the left of the Hall, we find a terrific restaurant – le Verdurier – located on the ancient ballroom of the castle and managed by the prestigious starred chef Eric Sampietro. A splendid chandelier and beautiful decorative wall lights brighten the restaurant with a glamorous but romantic light.
It is possible to have a relaxing moment and take a peaceful break at one of the Salons. The first one is the Salon du Potager – a calm and friendly space that sets the visitor’s mind free while offering a comfortable stay. A rotisserie and a bread wood oven give all their charm to this place. The second one – the Salon Résseguier – shows off a more professional side but with the same peace and comfort. The tomettes on the floor are the original ones and a beautiful chandelier imposes itself on the middle of the room.
The hotel pleases the visitors’ eyes with large prestigious stairs that manifest an authentic reinassent experience while guiding them to the rooms. There are 23 bedrooms, including six duplex suites decorated in an unmistakably 18th-century style with a few modern touches. They offer all the modern comforts and benefits from a high-quality renovation in line with the demanding criteria required for Historic Monuments.
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Inbal Hotel is a five-star hotel located in an upscale neighbourhood in West Jerusalem, mainly in Talbiya. The design of the hotel areas is directly influenced by the hotel environment and the character of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. The mountain air and the view of the old city from the windows of the rooms were the main sources of inspiration.
The Inbal Hotel has an overall look is an electric mix of modern elements such as wall or ceiling cladding in dark lines and shades in front of Jerusalem elements expressed in the furniture, textiles and local art that bring life, colour and feel and less formal.
The mountain air and the view of the Old City from its windows were Studio Michael Azoulay main source of inspiration for the design concept. The overall look is an eclectic mix of traditional Jerusalem elements, reflected in the use of natural materials like stone, eucalyptus hardwood flooring, brass and glass, as well as furniture, textiles and local art that bring life and colour, creating a welcoming and home-like feel.
The pleasant atmosphere in the public spaces accompanies guests in both the aisles and the rooms. The use of natural materials – stone, hardwood floor, eucalyptus wood, brass and glass, gives an inviting feeling as if you were home.
The Inbal Hotel offers elegant comfort and luxury, combining a minimalistic yet warm approach to design. State-of-the-art amenities and premium services guarantee a luxuriant and serene stay – tranquil and harmonious, in the heart of the thriving, bustling city of Jerusalem.
Modern elements such as wall coverings and ceilings in straight lines and dark shades create a pleasant and magical atmosphere in the public spaces that accompany guests in the corridors and rooms. As part of the process, the studio created a unique language of graphics and traditional Arabic shapes used on partitions, walls, carpets and textiles – with details and craftsmanship that provide a cohesive look and a local atmosphere.
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Hotel Victor Hugo Paris is a four-star Parisian private property located in the heart of Paris. Between the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, a strategic location chosen by the hotel stands a beautiful Art Deco Building. Inside it, an Art-Deco environment blends with contemporary style, giving its hosts the right vibes for a comfortable stay. The charming entrance of the hotel invites everyone to meet the modern contemporary design of BRABBU.
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The creator of this small gem is Laurent Maugoust, a renown Parisian architect, with his studio – Laurent Maugoust Achitecture Intérieure. In 2018, Laurent’s studio was looking for the best furniture products to furnish this hotel at the most eccentric quarter of the French Capital, the 16th Quarter. The studio found the Covet Paris Showroom, a place full of world top luxury brands, showcasing a wide range of products within mid-century, modern, contemporary, and classic styles.
Inside the showroom, a brand stood out for the studio: BRABBU with timeless design products inspired by nature, the cosmopolitan lifestyle, and culture. The studio couldn’t think of better options to create an exclusive reception décor, after finding MAYA armchair and KOI side table. The entrance of the Hotel Victor Hugo is composed of a black art-deco inspired screen in a floral pattern, that fits very well with the contemporary design and colour of the two yellow MAYA velvet armchairs. The final touch through the modern design of the KOI side table.
This entrance, where completely opposed inspirations are linked and complement each other, is the indubitable argument where one cannot be afraid of taking risks and combine an infinite choice of styles. Let’s admit that no one can resist the charm revealed while crossing the entrance door of the Hotel Victor Hugo.
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The Mitsui Kyoto Hotel was built on the site of the original residence of the Kitake, the executive branch of the Mitsui family, being in front of the Nijō-jo Castle in the city centre. Designed to embrace Japan’s beauty, the hotel also pays tribute to the rich history of Kyoto, a city beautifully preserved in a particular time and place, and still distinctively modern.
The Mitsui Kyoto Hotel has the typical harmony between the natural environment, scenery and history, bringing you to the guests from the moment they step into the hotel until the very end. Built on the family home of the Mitsui Family, the designers kept a number of relics from the family in the modern design, such as the main gate, landscape features and stone lanterns, giving a new breath of life into the heritage and legacy of the site.
The Mitsui Fudosan Group is concentrating all of its efforts to build the ultimate luxury hotel brand in Japan, with Mitsui Kyoto Hotel serving as the new flagship property. Standing imposingly at the entrance to Mitsui Kyoto Hotel, the Kajiimiya Gate has a history stretching back over 300 years and a long-standing connection with the Mitsui family. The gate has been lovingly restored to its former glory.
Beautiful gardens are an indispensable part of Kyoto’s scenery. The seasons elapse as the year passes; light elapses as the day passes. A garden looks different every time you look at it; a changing reflection of nature itself. The Mitsui Kyoto Hotel garden is located at the centre of the property and was recreated by the designer Shunsaku Miyagi.
The SHIKI-NO-MA room is a modern reconstruction – using Japanese cypress – of the original Okusho-in from the former residence. The new SHIKI-NO-MA may be used as a private dining facility for the hotel’s restaurants. The spirit of teioku ichinyo (a term used to describe the harmony between structures and gardens) is alive and well – one can feel it walking from the entrance into the lobby and further into the lounge area; the same goes for the courtyard garden and its suiban water basin. Several stone lanterns and garden rock features have been given a new lease of life in the hotel garden; the colour of the grasses, the aroma of the flowers, the sound of the wind and the water, the chirruping of the insect life all serve to mark the passing of the seasons.
The culinary team at FORNI pay their respects to the tradition of handmade dishes. Italy has a rich and bountiful nature – a wonderful source for delicious fresh ingredients – something it shares with Kyoto. Here guests can experience all of the 24 distinct terms of the solar calendar through flavourful dishes made from the freshest Italian and locally-sourced Kyoto ingredients.
The beautiful Japanese garden at Mitsui Kyoto Hotel really puts on a show across the four seasons – the breathtaking beauty of sakura cherry blossoms in the spring, summer is resplendently verdant, the colours of autumn are so striking, and in winter the snowscape is a wonder to behold. From THE GARDEN BAR, one can relax, unwind and enjoy unparalleled views of the garden in the dusk, and as the light fades the scenery is gently uplit.
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