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‘Kyoto Granbell Hotel’ experience report – New Hybrid Japonesque style Designers Hotel

Hi.This time, we report the exhibition of ‘Kyoto GranBell Hotel’ in front of the grand opening on 14th July 2017 at Gion where we feel the most Kyoto culture in Kyoto.
It is a new designer hotel that fuses contemporary art and Japanese, to make “Fun to STAY” the current Gion.

・ A designers’ hotel that combines the sum of modern art and the traditions of Gion.
・ Japanese-style room The Japanese-style tatami room and the bed are arranged, and the airy space.
・ In Kyoto, there is also a large public bath, and you can relax while watching the small garden.
– It is a 2 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station, 7 minutes walk from Kawaramachi Station with one of the best shopping streets in Kyoto, and 7 minutes walk to Yasaka Shrine.
・ In the underground rooms, there are also some underground rooms where the quietness of the sound is far away from the noise of the Gion.
・ The half – ground space is a space where the front, the lane, the bar, and the restraint are connected

● 3 design theme
1 “Traditinal” awareness
2 “Craftmanship” uses material made up
3 “Glamorous” airy feeling is expressed by the shine of Kyoto Gion.
With these three themes as the axis, you will be able to enjoy new Japanese interpretation, Japanese space, and Japanese world view.
It incorporates and reorganizes the world ‘s aquarium, and combines it with Japanese culture and Japanese DNA to create a unique Japanese original design,
This is a place where you can experience the new Japanese space while exploiting Japan’s tradition and Japanese traditional culture, materials and concepts.

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The makeup of this summer is hot with “Pink boom”!

The makeup of this summer is hot with "Pink boom"!

◇ In light of “pink” in season the keyword “lightness” and “feeling out”

The biggest trend in spring and summer is pink eye shadow.The pink of this season is the mainstream with a slightly dull grayish color. Fluffy pink with familiar skin, fluffy eye line does not dare, or put black and brown lines only in the outer corner of the eye this season. It is now feeling to make “lightness” and “missing” somewhere without making the gradation effective or surrounding the eyelids tightly with a black eye line.

Elevated Eyelash

Not Elevated Eyelash

season the keyword “lightness” and “feeling out”

◇ From Petty Eyelashes to the Era of “Not Elevated Eyelash”

Another thing that stands out in the spring and summer eye makeup is a new flow of “not elevated eyelashes”.
Increase natural eyelashes that are parallel along the eye frame or dare to go down.
Womans want to pursue an eye makeup that really matched their personality. ”

Blue Red and Pink Lip

Blue Red and Pink Lip

◇ LIP is familiar to the skin “Blue Red and Pink” is the season

Color tone of familiar “Moderate (familiar color) lip * 4” familiar to the mainstream.
Lip with a thin tint with good color tendency is also popular, and people who enjoy natural appearance and texture as if they are colored lumps are increasing rather than thickly overlapping lipstick or gloss.

◇ Eyebrows fixed natural eyebrows thick

Eyebrows with a natural thickness that has been in fashion for several seasons will continue this season. Linear somewhat rounded eyebrows making full use of the hair flow of my eyebrows are popular.

◇ Cheeks are natural blood cheeks

As with the eyebrows, the cheeks also have a natural tendency to stand out, and it is naturally fluffy enough to show a good blood color to the mainstream
This season we are using pink as a mouth with a pink makeup trend. So, Cheek dare to keep it balanced.

◇ Hair style, medium length is popular!

In styling, style made with permanent hair and hair irons is a minority. Straight style, nuance of huge hair style, hair winding and so on, style which does not feel like being styling is mainstream.
Just like “make-up” is a keyword in makeup, hair also “sticks to the details” Shifting from the trend until last season, “not too pleasant” “not too much” style

◆ Survey summary:
Street survey on make-up and hairstyle
Implemented at 300 Girls in Harajuku and Shibuya in Tokyo from late April 2017 to early May in 300 women in their 20s and 30s

Shiseido Beauty Creation Center
Shiseido Group

A spa experience with charming Japanese resort destination at Karuizawa Marriott Hotel

Karuizawa Marriott Hotel

Why not experience spa treatments at the newly-opened, attractive resort hotel? Karuizawa Marriott Hotel which can enjoy a full-scale resort life with about 70 minutes from Tokyo and good access.
The main wing opened in July last year, and in July this year Northwing, with 56 rooms with hot spring baths, was born and welcomed the whole grand opening.

◇◆JapaTabi Holiday◆◇
At accommodation plan JapaTabi Holiday commemorating the opening of five Marriott hotels open this summer,
You can enjoy your stay at the new Marriott Hotel with original JapaTabi cocktail (non alcoholic) with various charms.

Shinshu Apple Sangria

Shinshu Apple Sangria

Shinshu Apple Sangria

◆ Karuizawa Marriott Hotel “Shinshu Apple Sangria”

Cocktail like apple pouring non alcohol wine into citrus flavored apple juice.
It is a luxurious cup that can enjoy the refreshingness that is like Karuizawa and the taste of fruits in Nagano Prefecture.

◇ Period: From 28th July 2017 (Sat) to 31st March (Sat) night 2018
◇ Contents:
・ Accommodation in standard room of Superior room class
・ Original JapaTabi cocktail
・ Buffet style breakfast
◇ Fee: one room for two persons From 12,000 yen per person
* It is the service charge, consumption tax, hot spring taxed price.
※ Rates vary depending on usage day / room type

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AN SPA KARUIZAWA (Karuizawa Mariott Hotel

Karuizawa Marriott Hotel

Karuizawa Marriott Hotel

Karuizawa Marriott Hotel

Karuizawa Marriott Hotel

Karuizawa Marriott Hotel Facilities Outline / Reservation Inquiries

・ Location:4339 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture JAPAN
・ Number of rooms: 142 rooms (main wing 76 rooms, North wing 56 rooms, dog cottage 2 buildings 10 rooms)
・ Food and beverage: 1 restaurant “Grill & Dining G” (156 seats)
・ Other facilities: hot spring public bath ・ open-air bath, fitness center, spa, meeting room
・ URL: Karuizawa Marriott Hotel
・ TEL: 0267-46-6611 (representative) / 0267-44-4489 (accommodation reservation)

The Opening of Spa by JW at JW Marriott Shingapore South Beach

SPA by JW entorance

SINGAPORE, Early June 2017 SPA by JW opens, offering a new wellness hub at the heart of buzzing Singapore for hotel guests and local Singaporeans alike. It is the newest addition to JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, which marked the luxury hotel brand’s debut in Singapore, with its celebrated grand opening in March.

SPA by JW treatment room

SPA by JW treatment room

JW Marriott Shingapore South Beach

JW Marriott Shingapore South Beach

“The opening of the first JW Marriott hotel in Singapore marks a great milestone for Marriott International. JW Marriott is a distinctive luxury brand globally recognized for its craftsmanship, warm personalized service and alluring, modern design,” said Mr. Craig S. Smith, President and Managing Director, Marriott International at the hotel’s grand opening. “JW Marriott is globally renowned for its intuitive service and commitment to providing guests with truly enriching luxurious experiences”.

SPA by JW offers guests an intuitive experience that is luxurious yet purposeful, with 8 treatment rooms and two express treatment pods offering effective and efficient treatments in as little as 12-minutes. The latest technology is used to awaken the senses: chromatherapy (light and colour), aromatherapy (scent) and audio-visual therapies (sound) work in tandem with the therapists’ treatments to deliver maximum results. In the Relaxation Lounge, guests can also find the ‘zero-gravity’ inversion therapy chair designed to provide a soothing back massage while relieving spinal tension. Meanwhile extensive spa treatments, such as the 50-minute Signature Massage using Aromatherapy Associates products, are meant for a pampering retreat.

“The opening of SPA by JW completes the enriching experience we want our hotel guests to have when they stay with us,” said Mr. Derek Flint, General Manager of JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. “The hotel is most stylish and sought-after property in Singapore, especially now with the addition of the state-of-the-art spa providing innovative treatments to busy travelers and local Singaporeans seeking a break from the bustling city.”

The hotel spa is just one more exciting opening at the luxury hotel. Opening recently to much fanfare, the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach is a design-led, 634-room luxury hotel located in close proximity to the Marina Bay entertainment and business districts and is poised to become an iconic lifestyle destination in the heart of Singapore’s arts and culture district.

The hotel consists of both heritage and newly constructed buildings with sleek designer interiors and architecture by award-winning British architects Foster+Partners. Complemented by a multi-million-dollar collection of more than 30 works and installations by regionally and internationally acclaimed artists, guests can expect enriching and multi-sensory cultural experiences throughout the hotel.

Boasting the state-of-the-art ballroom in the city, the hotel is the destination of choice for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings. The property has 1,771 square meters of indoor and outdoor events and meetings space, including a 520 square meter Grand Ballroom housed in a 1930s historic Drill Hall and features a dramatic 11,520-light Forest of Lights installation. As part of the hotel’s commitment to the latest technology, the hotel is home to Singapore’s largest in-built LED wall measuring 10 metres x 15 metres. The hotel’s 15 meeting rooms are housed in Assembly, one of the property’s restored historic buildings. Two additional events and meetings spaces are available in the NCO building and Ebb6. JW Marriott Singapore South Beach also boasts two outdoor infinity pools, two open-air sky gardens and a 24-hour fitness center at Flow18.

Set to become one of Singapore’s most coveted culinary destinations, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach will feature a total of nine dining options. Akira Back, opened by celebrity chef Akira Back, offers modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents and culinary influences from around the world. Beach Road Kitchen, an all-day-dining restaurant, features global cuisine and to-go items; Court Martial Bar and Media Bar offer cocktails in a refined cocktail bar and gastropub setting; and Tonic serves gin-based cocktails in an intimate setting. The remaining four dining outlets will be situated within the historic NCO Club ? a readapted heritage building formerly the recreational club for the British military ? is a highly anticipated and slated to be unveiled early next year.

About JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
A design-led landmark in the heart of Singapore’s art and culture district, the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach fuses contemporary architecture with restored heritage in a brilliant show of form and function. Occupying three heritage buildings and two new hotel blocks, the luxury hotel features 634 guest rooms including 47 suites, 17 meeting rooms/venues, a grand ballroom, 2 sky gardens, 2 outdoor pools, the signature Spa by JW and nine unique food and beverage concept outlets, including a restaurant helmed by world-renowned chef, Akira Back, of Iron Chef America fame. Located in close proximity to Singapore’s key tourist attractions, Shenton Way Central Business District (CBD) and the Marina Bay entertainment and business districts, the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is the perfect choice for leisure and corporate travellers seeking enriching experiences and hospitality excellence.

For more information, please visit JW Marriott Shingapore South Beach.

SUMMER GLORY Spa package and the exclusive debut of Natura Bisse at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Spa Relaxation

Hong Kong, 10 May 2017 – Experience a long-lasting sense of wellbeing and renewal this summer with new é treatments from Spain – exclusively offered at The Spa at Natura Biss  Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai. Be among the first to experience Natura Bissé in Shanghai and indulge in an urban spa getaway with the Summer Glory Package, offering a one-night luxury retreat plus an advanced spa treatment and healthy dining.

Available for the first time in Shanghai, world-renowned cosmetic brand Natura Bissé from Barcelona has pioneered beauty innovation for almost 40 years. Combining avant-garde trends with technological innovation and traditional therapies from different cultures, Natura Bissé offers both the effectiveness of medial aesthetic techniques and an urban spa experience.
To celebrate the debut, the Summer Glory Package is specially designed for today’s frequent travellers who seek effective results and precious moments of relaxation. Guests are invited to unwind in the evening with a soothing bath in their guestroom infused with Mandarin Oriental’s signature oil blend. A facial masque and eye pads ensure deep relaxation before a luxurious night’s sleep.
Guests will awake refreshed the following morning. A delicious in-room breakfast will be served, a choice of either The De-light or The Vitality menu which are custom created, healthy and energizing to start the day before enjoying a 60-minute O2 Relax purifying facial treatment at The Spa.

A signature Natura Bissé O2 Relax experience is ideal for regular travellers, smokers or residents living in polluted environments. The treatment releases molecules of pure oxygen into the skin that provide energy to cells and help remove toxins from pores to induce a state of purity and relaxation. The facial is suitable for all skin types, and is especially beneficial for guests with dull or dehydrated complexions to restore skin tone and vitality. Before the treatment, spa guests can enjoy a pampering heat and water experience followed by relaxation time in the unique tepidarium area, which is the perfect way to calm body and mind and enhance the benefits of the facial.

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Spa Relaxation

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Spa Relaxation

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Spa Relaxation

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Spa Tepidarium

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Spa Ice Fountain

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Spa Ice Fountain

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Hotel lobby

■Package Detail

Valid for stays between 5 May and 4 September 2017, the Summer Glory Package is priced from RMB 2,700 for one guest, and RMB 3,750 for two guests per room per night, plus a 16.6% service charge and tax.


Reservations can be made by emailing or calling Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai on +86 21 2082 9908.
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