Top News Japan’s first Regent hotel to open in Kyoto By TTG Asia / Posted on 11 August, 2021 13:49 IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with GI Capital Management to open Regent Kyoto in 2024. Set within a garden that was originally landscaped 100 years ago by renowned gardener, Kumakichi Kato, Regent Kyoto’s location is currently home to Michelin-starred restaurant Tsuruya. Regent Kyoto will be built with the famous Tsuruya restaurant and the gardens (pictured) at its heart With more than 100 years’ history, Tsuruya is housed in sukiya-style wooden buildings, some of which were designed by celebrated architect Isoya Yoshida. Regent Kyoto will be thoughtfully designed to incorporate Tsuruya and the gardens, and will offer 86 rooms, a lobby lounge, fitness centre and spa, along with several restaurants in addition to Tsuruya. IHG Hotels & Resorts acquired a majority stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts in 2018, and has since added six hotels to the pipeline, including Regent Shanghai, Regent Phu Quoc, Regent Bali, Regent Kuala Lumpur, and Regent Hong Kong.