A Hotel that Overlooks the Cherry Trees Lining the Takase River

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Updated: March 14, 2019

Launch of Gift Products to Remind Guests of their Kyoto Stay

~New Kyoto souvenirs, including six varieties of flavored Uji green tea~

Rare Japanese whiskies now available on the restaurant menu

KYOTO, Japan – March 14, 2019 – the Cross Hotel Kyoto of ORIX HOTELS & RESORTS announced today that the hotel will commence sales of two new gift products that will remind guests of their stay in Kyoto: the “ilā” bathroom amenities set, and a set of six varieties of flavored Uji green tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cross Hotel Kyoto opened in Kawaramachi Sanjo on September 25, 2018. Kawaramachi Sanjo is one of Kyoto City’s leading tourist areas, home to numerous historic buildings and fashionable restaurants. The hotel is situated approximately 15 minutes by car or bus from Kyoto Station, and is also within ten minutes’ walk of the Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, and Kyoto City Subway Tozai Lines. In spring, guests can enjoy views of the blooming cherry trees that line the Takase River, either from some of the hotel guest rooms or from the near the hotel.

The Hotel with its sophisticated and chic interior and exterior design, will now commence sales of two new carefully selected gift products, there has been considerable demand for them from guests. The first is a set of bathroom amenities produced by the British spa brand “ilā”; these are being used as guest room amenities in Japan for the first time.  The second is the “Kabuku” set of six varieties of flavored Uji green tea, which is provided to guests staying in deluxe or better guest rooms.

Concierges with a comprehensive knowledge of both Kyoto and the Kansai region are always on hand at the hotel. They are able to facilitate visits to all manner of tourist destinations, and also provide information on ever-changing photogenic locations and vogue restaurants. In addition, the Restaurant & Bar KIHARU Brasserie, which is situated on the first floor of the hotel, now offers a selection of world-renowned Japanese whiskies. It is an ideal location for adult guests and local residents alike to pass the time in pleasure.

If you intend to visit Kyoto during the cherry blossom season, we warmly invite you to stay at the Cross Hotel Kyoto.

  1. Unique Hotel Gifts make Ideal Kyoto Souvenirs

The Cross Hotel Kyoto, which prides itself on possessing fine taste, has commenced sales of two new gift sets that make ideal souvenirs. The “ilā” bathroom amenities are available for use in hotel guest rooms, while teabags of “Kabuku” flavored Uji green tea are provided for guests staying in deluxe or better guest rooms. Going forward, the hotel intends to launch more unique gifts that will remind guests of their stay in Kyoto.

Product name: “ilā” bathroom amenities (shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and hand soap)

Price: 5,000 yen (including consumption tax) for a four-bottle set, or 1,500 yen (including consumption tax) per bottle

Product name: “Kabuku” flavored Uji Tea teabags (cinnamon, mint, ginger, chamomile, orange, and lemon flavors)

Price: 3,500 yen (including consumption tax) for one set, which contains four teabags of each flavor

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Enjoy Japanese Whiskies at the Restaurant & Bar KIHARU Brasserie

The Restaurant & Bar KIHARU Brasserie is situated on the first floor of the hotel. With a ceiling designed to resemble a Japanese umbrella and playful interior décor, it serves as a spacious leisure area for adults. In addition to standard cocktails, guests can taste a range of craft beers and rare Japanese whiskies, as they while away the hours in comfort. Among the Japanese whiskies on offer are Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Miyagikyo—three brands that are particularly highly regarded across the globe. We heartily encourage you to experience these unique Japanese whiskies during your stay; they may even inspire you to tour the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, which is also located in Yamazaki, Osaka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Facility Overview

The Cross Hotel Brand is built on the concepts of sophisticated design, high-quality services and hospitality, extraordinary experiences of local communities, and the creation of spaces that provide a taste of the genuine.

The Cross Hotel Kyoto is the third addition to the Cross Hotel brand’s line-up. It opened in September 2018 with the goal of providing “casual luxury,” an evolutionary new style that encourages new discoveries which transcend country, culture, and history.

The hotel has a total of 301 guest rooms. There are four distinct varieties, each with an average floor space of 30m2, including suite rooms that provide magnificent views of the Gozan Okuribi Daimonji bonfires. The Restaurant & Bar KIHARU Brasserie, which is located on the first floor of the hotel, is also open to non-staying visitors. The restaurant & bar of course serves breakfast, and in the evening, it takes on an international menu, with a focus on Mediterranean cuisine from southern France, southern Italy, and Sicily in particular.

The Cross Hotel Kyoto is categorized as a “City Travel” by ORIX HOTELS & RESORTS, ORIX Real Estate’s hotel and onsen hotel operating business brand, and enables guests to experience the region and the town even from inside the hotel building.

 

Name Cross Hotel Kyoto
Address 71-1 Daikoku-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Site Area & Total Floor Area Site area: 2,176.28 m2, Total floor area: 14,308.95 m2
Building Structure 9 stories above ground
Number of Rooms 301
Dining & Drinking Restaurant & Bar KIHARU Brasserie, 200 seats
Access Approx. 4 minutes’ walk from Keihan Railway Sanjo Station

Approx. 7 minutes’ walk from Hankyu Railway Kawaramachi Station

Approx. 4 minutes’ walk from Kyoto City Subway Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station and Sanjo Keihan Station

Operating Company Cross Hotels Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of the ORIX Group)
Phone Number +81-75-231-8831
FAX +81-75-231-8850
URL https://www.crosshotel.com/kyoto/

 

 

 

 

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The Cross Hotel Osaka: a sophisticated space for adults

Designed to link people, time, and fate, the Cross Hotel Osaka is situated in Osaka—a city where information, urban energy, and curiosity collide. The hotel provides sophisticated functions and services, and proposes a new style of hotel life for adults. Occupying a prime location in “Minami,” one of Japan’s leading downtown areas, and facing the Midosuji Boulevard that runs through the center of the city, the Cross Hotel Osaka can be used as base from which to explore the town, to go shopping, to visit tourist destinations, or to conduct business. The hotel has been created for adults seeking a new tomorrow, and for adults who desire to relax in style. From this summer, a French restaurant open from morning until evening named “TERRACE & DINING ZERO” will also open in the hotel’s restaurant area—its concept is “leisure for adults.”

The Cross Hotel Osaka is categorized as a “City Travel” by ORIX HOTELS & RESORTS, ORIX Real Estate’s hotel and onsen hotel operating business brand, and enables guests to experience the region and the town even from inside the hotel building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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