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FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto Opens In Japan

The FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto is now welcoming guests to its stunning, design-driven boutique property in beautiful Kyoto, Japan. This is the second hotel for the FAUCHON Hospitality brand and the first outside of France. Japan has been featured high on the “must visit” lists when travel resumes, and the allure of this FAUCHON property, which is in the Shimogyo-ku district approximately 10 minutes from the most interesting districts (Gion, Higashiyama and Kawaramachi-Shijo, is also not to be missed. The property is already a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

The 70-room FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto carries on the tradition of its incredibly popular Parisian-based sister hotel and incorporates all elements of the FAUCHON brand under one roof including a five-star luxury hotel featuring the renowned Gourmet Bar in each room and suite, Le Grand Café FAUCHON, the Fauchon Salon de Thé, a FAUCHON Patisserie and Boutique at street level, Le Spa FAUCHON, and and for the first time a FAUCHON Bar.

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FAUCHON meets Kyoto in this exceptional marriage of the iconic French FAUCHON hospitality brand with the traditional design and cultural elements of Japan, achieved by Spin Design Studio of Japan together with Atelier Paluel-Marmont in Paris. The new property is a masterful blend of FAUCHON style featuring magenta, black, and gold with a nod to its Japanese location. As an example, there are black painted bamboo accents on the walls, Sakura petals incorporated in many design elements including on the lobby ceiling lights as well as fabrics in the guest rooms and suites, and Washi paper (used in Origami) on the wall above the headboards in the guest rooms. Another design element is the beautiful bedside lighting which represents the French mille-feuille pastry.

Guests can enjoy many special experiences unique to the FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto including:

  • CUISINE: FAUCHON chefs have worked to incorporate Japanese flavors and culinary elements into FAUCHON’s iconic French dishes and patisserie to provide a modern twist on French and Japanese cuisine.
    JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY: Incorporating traditional Japanese elements with FAUCHON touches including a pink tea pot and macarons along with a special tea blend, “One Night In Kyoto” (green tea with fruity notes of cherry, pear, and tangerine) created especially for the hotel.
    JAPANESE BEER: FAUCHON has partnered with Tango Beer of Japan to recreate “La Delicieuse,” a special beer which was served back in the 1940s.
    JAPANESE PASTRY: FAUCHON is also partnering with a Japanese bakery partner, Izutsu to create a special Yatsuhashi pastry, which is a traditional Japanese sweet that will be offered only in the hotel and can be enjoyed at tea time.
    FAUCHON SPA RITUEL: utilizing special products developed exclusively for the hotel by KOS PARIS.
    FAUCHON’S MARCARON OF THE DAY: FAUCHON will offer a complimentary macaron of the day available throughout the hotel for guests to enjoy.
    PLAYLIST: There will be a specially curated playlist available at the hotel to set the tone for the overall experience.
    FAUCHON Hotel Kyoto is part of a services and trademark license agreement between Hotel W Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Wealth Management, and FAUCHON Hospitality. FAUCHON has been a well-known brand in Japan for the past 50 years, and currently manages 28 shops, 2 cafes, and 2 bakeries with cafes throughout the country.

Rates for the FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto start at 400 euros for the guest rooms and from 700 euros for the suites.

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