Service: HOTEL
Location: Fukuoka , Japan
Area: 168 sqm
Completion: OCT / 2022
Designer: T.Fujimoto / R.Kubota / H.Inoue
Photos: Masato Chiba
Link: https://www.parens.jp/

Located on the Chikugo River – the largest river in Kyushu, Hotel Parens Onoya is situated in the Harazuru hot spring resort area and is a long-established ryokan with an outstanding Japanese garden that has a history of about 140 years.

The renovation of the lobby lounge and indoor baths adopts the concept of “Fukuoka’s living room”.  An environment that combines comfort with new encounters and discoveries which are inspired by historical background of the area’s former popularity as a hot-spring cure for travelers to relieve their fatigue from their journeys.

In the lobby lounge, art shelves with a local flavor are arranged to envelope the space, with lounge seating, co-working area, and retail area in the center, with a backdrop of a traditional Japanese garden stretching across the windows. The design intentionally mixes Japanese architectural techniques such as tatami pattern carpeting, coffered ceilings, and wooden lattice millwork together with iconic sofa sets and lighting fixtures with a modern twist.  In a space where the aesthetics of the past and the present overlap, guests will experience a sense of comfort and nostalgia unlike anything they have ever experienced before.