Ace Hotel has announces a new cultural hub as part of the redevelopment of ShinPuhKan Kyoto. Designed in part by the famed architect Kengo Kuma, Ace Hotel Kyoto will open in Winter 2019 in an area with a valuable industrial and imperial legacy.
Centrally located, the neighbourhood around the hotel sits on the former grounds of the imperial palace and is rumoured to once have been the home of Japanese samurai. Ace Hotel Kyoto will live just a stone’s throw from cultural treasures like the Nishiki Market, the Museum of Kyoto and Kyoto Art Centre, and surrounded by classic shops such as Kamesuehiro (confectionary store), Shoyeido (incense store) and Miyawaki Baisenan (fan store). Taking cues from Kyoto’s cultural history, reverence for nature, quality of craftsmanship and delight in the everyday, Ace Hotel Kyoto will be a rich, sensory experience, viewed within and beyond the city as a hub for aspirational dreamers and creative trailblazers.
Kengo Kuma is the principal architect for Ace Hotel Kyoto. World-renowned for his work in Japan and abroad including the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Centre in Tokyo, the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum and the forthcoming Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Kengo Kuma’s designs embrace natural materials and light, and create spaces for interaction and comfort.