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April 15, 2005
First hotel spa to open at Kyoto Royal Hotel on July 1

Tokyo, Japan, April 15, 2005 - Ishin Hotels Group has teamed up with CLARINS, leading French skin care and beauty company, to launch its new spa brand, KOTORAN SPA by CLARINS

Michael Nigitsch, President of Ishin Hotels Group, announced that the first KOTORAN SPA by CLARINS will open at the Kyoto Royal Hotel on July 1, 2005.

This will be the first CLARINS Spa in Asia and the first hotel spa in Kyoto. gThis will further enhance the Kyoto Royal Hotel as a leading, innovative player in the market,h said Mr. Nigitsch.

gWe are delighted with our partnership with CLARINS, an international leader renowned for their natural premium skin care products and unsurpassed beauty treatments,h he added.

The group plans to expand the spa brand throughout Japan.

KOTORAN SPA by CLARINS at the Kyoto Royal Hotel will be managed by The Day Spa (K S Japan Co., Ltd.), which successfully manages 5 Day Spas in Japan.

Ishin Hotels Groupfs KOTORAN SPA by CLARINS is a total health and wellness facility combining traditional Japanese Zen simplicity and European elegance in the serenity of Kyoto, a city rooted in nature and history.

The interior concept of KOTORAN SPA by CLARINS was designed by Asao Nakayama Wilson of W Design International. It features modern Japanese design with sleek lines, soft lighting, translucent natural tones and open space. The use of water features, bamboo, stone, rice paper, Japanese stucco paint, luxurious fabrics and designer accessories accentuate the relaxing ambience.

Beyond the physical elements, what will set the new spa apart are its treatments.

Treatments begin with a personal consultation to understand each individualfs skin and health needs. Guests then choose from a wide selection of aromatherapy, music, and lighting for a personalized chi experience.

Next, ancient Japanese meditation rituals are introduced while sipping on the spafs own signature mineral water, Kyo-no-Miyabisui, collected from the natural Kyoto spring beneath the hotel.

Body treatments include: Pro-Active Body and Facial Treatments, Slimming Treatments, Age Delaying Facials all using CLARINS products.

Other treatments include KOTORAN Original Massages, Green Tea Infused Treatments, Meditation Packages, extensive Pre-Wedding Treatments, and Aromatherapy and Scalp Treatments.

After each treatment, guests can unwind in the Relaxation Lounge.

There is also a spa boutique where KOTORAN Original Products and CLARINS Products are available.

The 652 sqm spa has seven treatment suites, one of which features a deluxe en-suite Jacuzzi. Also located on the spa floor are four luxurious KOTORAN guest suites where in-room spa treatments can be enjoyed.

For guests seeking the total KOTORAN experience, spa cuisine is available in the hotel restaurant, Prandia, or can be delivered to your room.

Ishin Hotels Group was established as a joint venture between Soros Real Estate Investors and Westmont Hospitality Group and currently has thirteen hotels in its portfolio. It plans to further acquire, own, and operate hotels nationwide.

Contact: Aya Aso, Regional Director of Business Development or Madoka Masaka, Public Relations
10F Shuwa Kamiyacho Bldg, 4-3-13 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 105-0001
TEL: +81 3 5733 7733
FAX: +81 3 5733 7734

Kyoto Royal Hotel

Headquarters: Sanjo Agaru, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8005 Japan
TEL: +81 75 223 1234
FAX: +81 75 223 1702
Opening day: October 21, 1972
Guest rooms: 10 floors, 355 rooms: 100 Singles / 180 Twins / 38 Doubles / 37 Suites(as of July 2005)
Meeting Room Facilities: 15
Restaurants: HAVEN - Library Lounge Bar
PRANDIA - Restaurant
SEIKA - Chinese Cuisine
PATISSERIE - Confectionery and bakery
On-site self-parking: 106
Additional Amenities: Wedding chapel, hotel gift shop, underground shopping arcade


Spa area: 652 square meters
Treatment rooms: 7 Rooms
Retail Space: 1
Relaxation area: 1 FEMALE/ 1 MALE
Locker room: 1 FEMALE/ 1 MALE
Operating hours: Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am - 22:00 pm
Interior Design: W Design International,
Asao Nakayama Wilson
Architecture design: P.T. Morimura & Associates, Ltd.
Construction: Obayashi Corporation


Headquarters: Shuwa Kamiyacho Bldg 10F 4-3-13 Toranomon Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 105-0001 Japan
TEL: +81 3 5733 7733
FAX: +81 3 5733 7734
Description of business:Hotel acquisition,ownership,
operation and asset management

CLARINS Paris, Ltd.

Company Address: 6-8-10Roppongi,Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032 Japan
Telephone: +81 3 3470 8551
Management structure: A subsidiary company of Clarins
K.K.,which produces and sells cosmetic products at major department stores throughout Japan.
Department store counters: approximately 40 major department stores throughout Japan

K.S. Japan CO., Ltd.

Headquarters: 5-3-18Itachibori,Nishi-ku,Osaka, 550-0012Japan
Company history: Jan.2003gTheDaySpa in Osakah
June 2003 gTheDaySpa in Kobeh
April2004gSpaOcean Breezeh located in Prime Resort Kashikojima Hotel
June 2004 gTheDaySpa in Ashiyah
July 2004 gTheDaySpa in Okinawa located in the Hotel Ocean

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