Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto reopened in September 2016 after an extensive seven-month renovation of its 489 guestrooms, sporting facilities, lobby area, convention and meeting spaces, and restaurants â€“ including its signature Top of Kyoto French restaurant on the 14th floor, which completes a 360-degree revolution overlooking the city every 90 minutes.
RoomsÂ Already a firm accommodation favourite in Kyoto for its high service standards, facilities and convenient proximity to Kyoto Station, the makeover has allowed the hotel to offer guests a warmer welcome.
Designers brought together the heritage of Kyoto and all the modern amenities expected of a quality hotel. Guestrooms now incorporate traditional fabrics and designs inspired by the city and its artisans. For guests from overseas, the 61m2 Japanese room is particularly appealing thanks to the use of tatami matting, sliding wooden doors and a large bath.
MICE application The hotel offers a selection of banquet and meeting rooms, the largest of which is the Shunju Room. It can accommodate 1,000 guests for a reception or 500 people for a seated dinner or lecture.
The Suzaku room has capacity for a 400-pax banquet or 450-pax lecture. Four other medium-sized banquet rooms and six smaller meeting rooms complete the hotelâ€™s event venue inventory.
The hotel can provide electronic equipment for events and signage, floral decorations, table arrangements and delegate souvenirs.
As well as fully catered meals, the hotel can set up festival-style food stands serving traditional Japanese dishes such asÂ sushi and tempura, adding an interesting touch to event dining experiences.
Other facilities New dining options have been added, including the all-day dining restaurant Kaza, an old word in the Kyoto dialect that means aroma. The buffet-style restaurant can accommodate 180 guests and has three private rooms. Top of Kyoto has also undergone an upgrade, with the walls now adorned with karakami hand-made paper delicately depicting the four seasons. This restaurant can be booked for receptions.
For guestsâ€™ recreation, the hotel offers a pool, a gym and a sauna.
Room countÂ 489
Star ratingÂ Five
Tel: (81 75) 341-1121