Marriott Opens Seventh Ritz-Carlton Hotel in
Marriott has expanded its luxurious Ritz-Carlton
brand to the island of Kyushu in southern Japan.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is situated within the
Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City skyscraper, the tallest urban lifestyle
complex in the city’s core commercial district.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the expansion of The
Ritz-Carlton with the opening of the brand’s seventh hotel in
Japan,” said Tina Edmundson, President, Luxury for Marriott
International. “Since we first debuted The Ritz-Carlton in Japan
in 1997, the brand has been consistently recognized for its
legendary luxury and service, beloved by locals and visitors to
Japan alike. We are excited to further strengthen our luxury
positioning in the country by entering a new and emerging
destination such as Fukuoka.”
Fukuoka was once a key waypoint of Silk Road trade
routes, and today the city remains a major gateway between Japan
and the rest of Asia.
The destination is famous for its annual
festivals, such as the 800-year old Hakata Gion Yamakasa summer
festival, designated by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Other attractions include its beautiful beaches, natural parks,
and historic places such as the 12th-century Shofukuji temple and
the Fukuoka Castle ruins.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is adjacent to Tenjin, the trendy heart of the city, a rising tech hub filled
with shops, bars, cafés and nightlife.
The area is 15 minutes by
car or public transportation to Hakata Station, Hakata Port or
Fukuoka Airport, which links the city to Tokyo.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka occupies the nine
topmost floors in a 25-storey glass tower designed by Kume Sekkei
of Tokyo and offering expansive views overlooking the Genkai Sea
and surrounding hills.
Overseen by Melbourne- based Layan Architects +
Designers, the hotel’s interior design and art take inspiration
from Fukuoka’s traditional yarn-dyed silk and kimono weaving
craft, called “Hakata-ori”.
On the 19th to 23rd floors, the hotel features 167 guestrooms of 50 square meters, including 20
suites that start at 75 square meters.
Fukuoka Skyline rooms offer
sweeping views of the city, while Park View rooms overlook the
greenery of Ohori Park. From Bay View rooms, guests can see the
passing ships of Hakata Bay and beyond.
24th and topmost floor of the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Club is a
private sanctuary for guests staying in club and suite categories.
Five culinary presentations are offered daily including breakfast,
lunch, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres and cordials.
With its bar
and a private room, The Ritz-Carlton Club offers a convenient
venue for business and social gatherings. Live jazz performances
are held every Saturday night, and a dedicated concierge service
ensures personalized care for guests, from pre-arrival to
Facilities at the hotel include a choice of F&B
outlets; a spa on the 24th floor with an indoor swimming pool and
a gymnasium; a variety of meeting and event spaces; and a chapel
for western and Japanese wedding ceremonies.
“We are excited to debut The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka
and our talented team of Ladies and Gentlemen look forward to
delighting guests with the brand’s legendary care and service,”
said Radu Cernia, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka.
“Whether our guests are here to explore the local start-up scene
or discover Fukuoka’s fascinating culture and cuisine, we look
forward to welcoming them to The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka and provide
them with unforgettable memories.”