Westin Awaji: design hotel on the island of perfumes

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Westin Awaji: design hotel on the island of perfumes

The Westin Awaji, designed by the architect Tadao Ando, ​​an unabashed admirer of Le Corbusier, offers a stay under the sign of design.

From Osaka, it takes about an hour's drive to get to Awaji Island, located in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea. The island is best known for its incense and its sandy beaches, but also for the aesthetics of the Westin Awaji, the work of Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect to whom we also owe the restoration of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice. He designed the Westin Awaji as a dialogue between the elements: a pure geometric design that creates ‘a spirituality in harmony with nature'.

The property comprises 201 rooms that are halfway between Western and traditional Japanese styles, a wellness centre, and many sports facilities. For dining, you can choose between two restaurants, for either Mediterranean or Japanese cuisine, and a lounge bar, with its huge picture window, where you can enjoy the enchanting hotel garden at nightfall.

The Westin Awaji Island Resort
2 Yumebutai, île d'Awaji
Hyōgo Prefecture 656-2301

+81 (0)7 9974 1111

www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1192

Rooms: from 14,771 JPY