"Kyoyamato Restaurant was established in Osaka during the Meiji Era in 1877 and has continued as a family business over 5 generations," said Keiko Sakaguchi, CEO, Kyoyamato Corporation. "The head of the family operated the restaurant despite hardships, and we are committed to carrying on the strong will of our successors and will continue to grow the restaurant. With the cooperation of Takenaka Corporation, Kyoyamato Restaurant will remain in operations as present. We look forward to serving our community as a beloved Japanese restaurant, honoring the loyal patronage of our long-time guests.""We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Kyoyamato Co. to move forward with the Park Hyatt Kyoto project in the scenic Higashiyama region of Kyoto," said Toichi Takenaka, chairman & CEO, Takenaka Corporation. "Our goal is to restore the historic building of Sanso Kyoyamato and its surrounding gardens with an infusion of modern architecture. Together with Kyoyamato and Hyatt, we hope to create a hotel that exceeds the expectations of our community and a property that is best suited for one of the world's most renowned cities, Kyoto." Construction of Park Hyatt Kyoto is scheduled to begin at the end of 2016 with a targeted completion date of 2019. The construction and design will be overseen by Takenaka Corporation with interior designs by Tony Chi and Associates. The term "Hyatt" is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates. About Park Hyatt Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt hotels receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt hotels feature well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for groups, critically acclaimed art, food and beverage program, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 39 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Busan, Canberra, Changbaishan, Carlsbad, Chennai, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hangzhou, Hyderabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Mallorca, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, New York, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, Sanya, Seoul, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Washington, D.C., Zanzibar, Zurich. For more information, please visit www.parkhyatt.com. About Hyatt Hotels Corporation Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 12 premier brands and 679 properties in 54 countries, as of September 30, 2016. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt ™ , Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva ™ , Hyatt Zilara ™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com. About Kyoyamato The history of Kyoyamato Suikokan Building dates back to the Enryaku Period in 782 originating from the Touko-ji Temple. During the Tensho period (1573-1592), the temple was often patronized by the Imperial Regent of Japan, Hideyoshi Toyotomi. During the latter half of the Edo period, the Sonno Joi feudal clan conferences were held at the Suikokan Building. After the Meiji era, the Suikokan Building experienced many changes and underwent renovations in 1915 to be restored to its original state. The company bought the rights to the land in 1948, and opened Kyoyamato Restaurant the following year in 1949, thereafter added a new annex in 1970. In 1997, Kyoyamato Corporation opened a tempura restaurant, Kyorinsen, at the Hotel Granvia at Kyoto Station, and in 2008, Kyoyamatoya Restaurant opened in the New Miyako Hotel. The Park Hyatt brand's signature approach to service and masterful attention to detail, along with its strategically chosen location will offer a personalized experience for which the Park Hyatt brand is known.
About Takenaka CorporationTakenaka Corporation, founded in 1610, is one of the oldest architect, engineer and construction companies in Japan, which has played a major role in social and urban development including the construction of a large number of Japan's most prominent landmarks. Based on its corporate philosophy to "contribute to society by leaving the best works for future generations", Takenaka with its expertise and technology, has built cities and towns which meet the expectation of its customers while responding to the social, economic and cultural changes of the environment. In the real estate development sector, Takenaka has established offices, hotels, and commercial facilities in Japan and abroad. Joint projects with Hyatt include Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Hawaii, and Andaz Fifth Avenue, with Park Hyatt Kyoto being the third development project. 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