Best of the Best 2018 - 133
THE ST. REGIS OSAKA
OSA KA , JA PA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Osaka
Osaka is known for its cherry blossoms, namesake castle, street food and The St. Regis Osaka.
The 160 comfortably refined rooms and suites are infused with Japanese aesthetics, and St.
Regis' legendary butler service further enhances the guest experience. Decadent cuisine in
intimate surrounds is a hallmark of cosmopolitan living. Enjoy sophisticated food against a
backdrop of impeccable decor at the French bistro Rue d'Or and the Northern Italian grill La
Veduta. Try a Shogun Mary, the Asian twist on The St. Regis signature cocktail, the Bloody
Mary. Afternoon tea on the terrace is particularly pleasant.
$100 value food and beverage credit per stay.
Let the butler arrange a sightseeing visit to
Kyoto, Nara, Kobe or Wakayama. Each city is
only a couple hours away by train or car.
Distance from Osaka Airport (KIX): 27 miles/43 km
KYOTO, JA PA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Arashiyama, Togetsu Bridge
For a perfect illustration of inyodo - Japanese feng shui - turn to HOSHINOYA Kyoto. Set in
the scenic Arashiyama district and accessible by a leisurely boat ride along the Ooigawa River,
this tranquil 25-room resort is fashioned in the style of a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn) and
exudes a sense of pure ease and relaxation. The calming interiors feature heated wood floors,
handmade wallpapers and shoji-style sliding doors; outside, lantern-lit stone walkways lead
through serene Japanese gardens with cedar trees. A modern kaiseki dinner awaits in the evening; watch it take shape in the hands of the acclaimed chef.
Private Monko Experience, Incense ceremony
with selected incenses for two, once per stay
and incense souvenir.
HOSHINOYA Kyoto has received the Michelin
Five Red Pavilions award - the highest
Michelin honor for a hotel - and has been
selected for Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List
for the third consecutive year.
Distance from Osaka Airport (KIX): 100 minutes
Size: 25 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
HYATT REGENCY KYOTO
KYOTO, JA PA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Kyoto National Museum
Kyoto's international luxury hotel, Hyatt Regency Kyoto, is ideally situated for both business
and leisure guests. The National Museum and several notable temples are nearby, and Kyoto
Station and the Gion district (the city's tradition and culture center) are only ten minutes away.
Guestrooms provide a welcome respite from city life, with windows that open to let in the
breeze and simple designs featuring natural colors, white oak and kimono fabrics. Modern
touches include high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. Don't forget to unwind at RIRAKU Spa and Fitness. Later, stop in at Touzan Bar to sample a boutique sake.
One-way train station transfer; $100 value
food and beverage coupon per stay; and 50%
spa treatment discount throughout stay.
Experience RIRAKU Spa's exclusive
Acupuncture Moxibustion plus Body
Treatment, in which the traditional Japanese
healing technique is followed by a massage
using aromatic oils.
Distance from Osaka Airport (KIX): 62 miles/100 km
Size: 187 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Size: 160 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated