The Luxury Collection announces the opening of Shisui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nara in one of Japan’s most historic and scenic leisure destinations. The extraordinary property is nestled on the western edge of Nara Park and beautifully combines Japanese architecture with the lush greenery of traditional, ancient Japanese temple gardens, which form part of the hotel grounds. The hotel beautifully embodies the destination's history, culture and indigenous traditions, offering global explorers unique and authentic experiences of Nara.
Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Associates conceptualized the overall design direction and interiors of Shisui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nara, breathing new life into traditional Japanese architecture and the beauty of the Yoshiki-en temple garden with modern aesthetics to create a rare luxury stay experience for guests. The hotel’s reception lobby, restaurant and lounge are situated in a charming low wooden structure, first built in 1922 as the residence of the Governor of Nara, with its classical Japanese roofed gate preserved as the hotel’s main entrance.
Floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate Shisui's 43 guest rooms and suites with natural daylight and immerse guests in the beauty of the historic gardens and greenery. The exceptional interiors feature Nara's indigenous crafts, honoring the renowned traditional artisans of the region. Select guest rooms also feature captivating views of nearby Mount Wakakusa, and for relaxation in unparalleled luxury and tranquility, deluxe rooms and suites offer private in-room hot spring or open-air baths.
The hotel boasts two on-site culinary venues – Restaurant Suiyou is the hotel's smart-casual all-day dining restaurant serving a curated menu of local and international fare. Within the restored storage rooms of the former Governor's residence, Sushi & Bar Shousou delights diners with exquisite, innovative interpretations of traditional sushi. Guests can also enjoy the hotel's SUI Spa, inviting guests to be immersed in the restorative powers of volcanic hot springs in two private rooms.