Mori Trust Group and Starwood Hotels and Resorts signed an agreement to open the Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto, in the Arashiyama region of Kyoto in spring 2015. Suiran will be the first hotel of Starwood’s 'The Luxury Collection' to be built in Japan, and this collaboration marks Mori Trust Group's second with Starwood Hotels and Resorts after "Westin Hotel Sendai."
Scheduled to open in Spring 2015, Suiran will overlook the Hozugawa River, and is located near tourist sites including the Togetsukyo Bridge and Tenryuji Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The 39-room hotel will make use of two nearby structures, 'Hasshoken' and 'Enmei-kaku,' which are more than 100 years old and will be renovated and repurposed as a café and restaurant respectively. Guestrooms are planned to be reminiscent of high-class ryokan (traditional Japanese inns), and will channel a mysterious ambiance with a 'moon' theme.