2007 saw two new Kabuki-branded developments in Japantown: The Sundance Kabuki Theatre and the Hotel Kabuki. The latter that gets a little love from the Grey Lady herself this weekend. In "The Basics" breakdown, rooms, amenities, and location are reviewed in a just-the-facts kind of style: With it's uniquely Japanese offerings and up-and-coming locale, the verdict is generally positive. "It is efficient, comfortable and friendly yet, with its multifarious bathing options and Japanese touches, genuinely reflects the character of its neighborhood." Previously known as the Miyako Hotel, Hotel Kabuki was renovated and rebranded by Joie De Vivre, proprietors of such San Francisco hotels as the video-game centric Hotel Tomo (or as we like to call it "HOTELTOMO!"), Hotel Adagio, Hotel Del Sol, and many others throughout the Bay Area. Regardless of which scheme is selected, the Hotel Kabuki tower is the Post/Laguna anchor for the new J-town redevelopment.
· Hotel Kabuki [NY Times]
· Curbed Inside: Sundance Cinemas Kabuki [Curbed SF]
· Japan Town Plans Revealed [Curbed SF]
[Image Courtesy NY Times]