FAUCHON Hospitality, which debuted its first hotel in Paris in September 2018, opened its second hotel in Kyoto, Japan. The property is already a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
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.
According to Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, President and CEO, “The opening of the FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto is a significant achievement for FAUCHON on so many levels. It marks 50 years of FAUCHON’s presence in Japan, and also brings together all of the brand’s hospitality and culinary expertise in one place. It is our ultimate goal to share our artistry and unique perspective on hospitality and culinary innovation with the world. The FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto is located in the imperial and cultural capital of the city and therefore creates a wonderful synergy with our Parisian heritage.” Mr. Chauvin also notes FAUCHON Hospitality currently has a number of properties in development in the US, China, Tokyo, and the Middle East.
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.
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.
FAUCHON Hospitality brand’s Unique Selling Proposition is easily defined as “GLAM“: GOURMET (the most creative Parisian patisserie adhering to the French culinary tradition); LOCATION (at the heart of the urban life of the city); ARTISTS (artisans and attentions with bespoke artwork and activities curated specifically for the hotel; and MESDAMES (a hotel always in tune with women featuring sophisticated lighting, Dyson hairdryers, properly sized bathrobes, Carita amenities, and more).
Rates for the FAUCHON L’Hotel Kyoto start at 400 euros for the guest rooms and from 700 euros for the suites.