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The “Dispersed Hotel” Is the Latest Trend in Hotels That Takes You Closer to Culture — Robb Report

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— by Meredith Bethune: The allure of the hermetically sealed hotel—that reliably consistent bastion of sterilized luxury we all once swore by—has practically become a taboo among modern travelers. But lately, even a place that successfully brings the local culture inside its curated walls isn’t enough. We’re greedy; we want more. We want to stretch out across a block, a row, even an entire village.

That’s the idea behind Enso Ango, a new hotel in Kyoto that’s spread over five buildings and more than a dozen blocks. There’s an art gallery here, a tearoom there, a Zen garden in one building, a restaurant and bar in another, and scattered throughout, a collection of rooms, some simple hotel accommodations, others more spacious apartments, and all designed in that classic Japanese minimalist style of neutral colors and clean lines…

Image courtesy of Tomooki Kengaku Photography

April 25, 2019

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