Kyoto, 8th October 2020 – Situated just minutes from JR Kyoto Station, travellers to Japan’s famed cultural centre can now enjoy the very best in comfort and accessibility with the opening of Mercure Kyoto Station.
The hotel boasts 225 guestrooms, ranging from 23 to 34 square meters with design elements including motifs from the Heian period – a nod to the ancient history for which Kyoto is renowned. Each floor features a different theme with various traditional patterns, and premium rooms feature vibrant artworks and decorative touches.
“We are very pleased to launch our sixth Mercure hotel in Japan, joining a worldwide network of over 850 Mercure-branded hotels across 62 countries. With such an extensive reputation worldwide, the Mercure brand offers peace of mind to both business and leisure travellers who seek hotels that are locally inspired and brought to life by genuine and enthusiastic teams. Mercure Kyoto Station is indeed a portal to the city of Kyoto with an exciting array of modern facilities and outlets, and I am confident that the team will deliver a very genuine experience for those visiting this historic city”, said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for Accor, Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
Trattoria M Kyoto, a live kitchen-style bistro restaurant and bar, will offer dining choices throughout the day. Guests can also unwind in the exclusive underground lounge which is inspired by gagaku, a type of Japanese classical music performed at the Imperial Court in Kyoto since the 7th century. The lounge will feature original furniture from the Heian period and books providing insights into the ancient traditions of Japan.
Mercure Kyoto Station is the first Mercure branded hotel in the Kansai region. Playful design elements can be found throughout the stylish interiors. The main lobby features an installation of the Japanese handmade origami kemari, Heian-era football, and a colourful design wall composed of blown glass spheres. Notable buildings such as Kyoto Tower and Shimabara Oomon are located within walking distance from the hotel while the World Heritage sites of Nishi Honganji and Toji are located within close proximity.
“With 1200 years of history, Kyoto is known as Japan’s finest city for culture and tradition. We are honoured to pay homage to the pastimes of Heian nobility through the hotels unique motifs and interior designs, ensuring guests can enjoy an immersive journey into the local culture for which this city is well known”, said Mr. Shumpei Mizuno, Hotel Manager of Mercure Kyoto Station.
To celebrate its launch, Mercure Kyoto Station is now offering 4x loyalty points to members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless until 3rd November 2020, for stays between now and 22nd December 2020. Click here to learn more.
Mercure Kyoto Station is located at 288 Aburanokojicho Shimogyo ku, 600-8231, Kyoto, Japan, 500 metres from JR Kyoto Station and 47km from Osaka International Airport.
Mercure is a rare midscale brand that combines the strength of an international network with genuine and local hospitality experiences. The brand’s unwavering commitment to quality ensures a consistent and reliable standard of service at every Mercure around the world, while the design of each hotel reflects the distinct character and culture of its location. Going beyond the ordinary for business and leisure travellers, Mercure team members are known for their passion, enthusiasm and warmth, sharing their knowledge of the local scene, providing insider tips and entertaining guests with tales of history and local folklore. Mercure hotels are conveniently located in city centres, by the sea or in the mountains, with more than 810 hotels in 60+ countries. Mercure is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 5000 hotels and residences across 110 countries.