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THE WESTIN MIYAKO KYOTO SPA ' KACHO'

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Wellness ( SPA, Yoga, Retreat)
  • Company/Firm
    KANKO KIKAKU SEKKEISHA
  • Lead Designer
    RYO AOYAGI
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    AKEMI KATO,KEIKO KITAMURA,TARO SUWA
  • Photo Credit
    Forward Stroke inc.
  • Location
    KYOTO JAPAN
  • Project Date
    31th MARCH 2021
  • Construction Company
    OBAYASHI CORPORATION
  • Architect
    OBAYASHI CORPORATION
  • Interior Designer
    RYO AOYAGI
  • Hospitality
    MIYAKO HOTELS & RESORTS, WESTIN HOTELS & RESORTS
  • Developer
    KINTETSU REAL ESTATE CO.,LTD

This project is renovated into an integrated spa & wellness in a part of the major renovation of a 130 year old luxury hotel.
Natural wood feeling is giving the interior space a sense of refined aesthetics and luxury. The men’s and women’s changing rooms are distinguished by the color differences in finishes. The colors recall maple leaves in early summer and autumn. The idea came from a local temple, famous for its black polished floors that reflect the colors of the maple leaves.
In contrast, the interior of the hot spring baths itself is also infused with  sinuous curved in a bold statement  to express the beauty of nature. The semi-open-air bath enclosures shaped in the form of Suirokaku  (Arch forming the historical aqueduct) located on the side pay homage to the vestiges of  artifact found in proximity of the hotel which remind the guests of its  historical context inherent to the site and by bringing the natural surrounding and the mountain ridges seen from the hotel into both architectural and interior themes, the unique setting of the site can be fully experienced in authenticating the historical hotel.