With rising demand for boutique lifestyle hotels with a unique personality and story, Accor Hotels is expanding its luxury footprint in Japan with the new MGallery by Sofitel Kyoto which is set to open after Quarter 4 of 2018. MGallery is a collection of high-end hotels that are highly individual, bringing local stories to life to enrich guests’ experiences of their destination.
The new MGallery will be located in the heart of bustling Sanjo, one of Kyoto’s most popular dining and shopping precincts. The hotel has been designed elegantly to depict the culture and traditions of Sanjo in a modernized way. The 144-room hotel will open near famous attractions including Yasaka-jinja Shrine and the famous geisha district of Gion.
Patrick Basset, AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer for Upper South East and North East Asia says“We are excited to offer our guests a beautiful boutique hotel which will be infused with the spirit of Kyoto at a time when Japan is enjoying high tourism growth. We are confident that the inbound market, especially from Asian countries such as China and Korea, will continue to grow, especially with Japan under the global spotlight due to its winning bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.”
One of the country’s most fascinating destinations, Kyoto boasts several of the country’s National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. It is also home to stunning natural attractions from the spectacular mountain scenery of Arashiyama to the bamboo groves of Sagano and the clear waters of Ine-cho, known as the Venice of the Japan.