FOUR SEASONS KYOTO
Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the world’s leading hospitality interior design firm, has completed the highly-anticipated design of the new Four Seasons Kyoto, opening late 2016, located within one of the best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
The Four Seasons Kyoto features 110 standard rooms, 12 suites, one presidential suite and 57 condo unites. 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.
“Five years ago, we began working on the design for the Four Seasons Kyoto and immediately recognized the tremendous respect and honor the region and Ikeniwa Pond commanded,” said Agnes Ng, partner and lead designer on the project for Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). “Our concept paid respect to both aspects of the property with our understated, graceful design, which had minimalist undertones featuring intricate details. The hotel is meant to be a haven for contemplation – we designed every facet of it to open up to views of Ikeniwa, allowing the design to serve as a window to the pond, never detracting from it.”
Published on Suite 187/2017
Designer: HIRSCH BEDNER ASSOCIATES