Suite of the Week – The Gyokuto Garden Terrace Suite at The Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto


Japan is indeed one of the most sought after destinations of 2017. The culture-conscious country is an intriguing blend of ancient traditions and modern architecture. Possibly my most recommended city in Japan would be Kyoto and here’s why! Think classical Buddhist temples, stunning gardens, magnificent palaces, Shinto shrines and conventional wooden houses!


If you happen to be jet-setting across to Kyoto, unquestionably stay at Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Part of the Starwood group, it’s contemporary luxury coupled with conventional style and sophistication is worth an experience. The Gyokuto Garden Terrace Suite is definitely our suite of the week!

Spanning 861 square feet of space, the Gyokuto Garden Terrace Suite should certainly be your pick if you are attempting to experience authentic Japanese culture and tradition. You would indeed be sleeping on ryokan-style bedding yet experiencing the wonders of our modern world through the suite’s impressive 50-inch flat screen TV and Bose surround sound systems.

Opulent Kusuma sliding doors, hand-painted by renowned Japanese artist, Ryo Shinagawa, adorn the suite and elegantly separate the living room from the sleeping space. Kyoto is certainly all about gardens and well, what’s a suite without one? An intimate Japanese Garden with a secluded open-air cypress bathtub awaits as you stroll past your floor-to-ceiling shoji screens.

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Natural healing properties are embedded in Japanese culture, therefore your daily bath comprises of mineral-rich water cultivated from the Arashiyama hot springs. The spacious living area, with subtle citrus and orchid hues pair with woven tatami floors, entail an ornate ceremonial tea table seating for four.

As you walk inside, colossal windows reveal impressive views of the mighty Arashiyama hills. Two double signature Luxury Collection beds sit atop a wooden platform, combining Western and Japanese sleeping styles for unrivalled comfort. The stunning marble-coated bathrooms is no less featuring a walk-in glass-enclosed rainforest shower and separate open-air cypress bathtub. Remède Spa products and organic soap—handcrafted with local yuzu essences and pure hinoki oil—support refined bathing rituals. If you happen to travel with some company, this suite may also be connected to a Superior Room to create a more expansive two-bedroom suite.

Cost: $490
Size: 861 sq. ft.
Occupancy: 2 adults

Where: Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
12 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga-Tenryuji,
Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Phone: (81) 75-872-0101