Opening: The Ritz-Carlton Unveils Its Newest Gem in Fukuoka, Japan

Roger Hohl
Roger Hohl
Executive Editor Roger Hohl always reports firsthand. He has been gathering experiences and impressions in the luxury travel segment since 2006, from the South Sea to China and Asia, across Europe to Africa and America. He is always on the lookout for the most spectacular and extraordinary locations, combined with the best possible comfort and service. His focus is on independent and critical perception from the perspective of the most demanding clientele, as today's customers in this segment expect the highest quality. His motto: pushing the limits - but always fair!

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The Ritz-Carlton, a symbol of unparalleled luxury and impeccable service, is delighted to announce the grand opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka, its latest property in the vibrant city of Fukuoka. Nestled within the magnificent Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City tower, the tallest urban lifestyle complex in the city’s bustling central business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka beautifully harmonizes tradition and modernity. This remarkable addition to the Ritz-Carlton portfolio brings contemporary design and aesthetics to one of Japan’s fastest-growing cities, renowned for its thriving startup culture, rich historical heritage, and exceptional culinary offerings. The Ritz-Carlton brand is part of Marriott Bonvoy, a collection of 31 extraordinary hotel brands.

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Luxurious Accommodations with Stunning Views

Perched on the upper nine floors of a striking 25-story glass tower near the trendy Tenjin district, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka boasts exquisite interior design by Layan Architects + Designers from Melbourne. The hotel’s artistic inspiration stems from Fukuoka’s traditional craft of “Hakata-ori,” a yarn-dyed silk and kimono weaving technique. Each corner of this newly opened hotel showcases the craftsmanship of local artisans, with paravents, sculptures, paintings, and woven textiles adorning the space. The hotel features 167 generously sized rooms, ranging from 50 to 188 square meters, including 20 suites. Guests can indulge in breathtaking city views from the Fukuoka Skyline rooms, admire the lush greenery of Ohori Park from the Park View rooms, or marvel at passing ships in Hakata Bay from the Bay View rooms. The Presidential Suite and the Ritz-Carlton Suite offer opulent accommodations with dining areas and private kitchens. On the top floor, The Ritz-Carlton Club provides an exclusive retreat for Club and Suite guests, offering a haven for relaxation and socializing with stunning panoramic views. Live jazz concerts further enhance the vibrant atmosphere every Saturday evening.

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Culinary Delights Reflecting Fukuoka’s Vibrant Food Culture

The culinary offerings at The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka celebrate the city’s diverse gastronomic scene. Viridis showcases sustainable, locally sourced ingredients transformed into creative Western cuisine, while Genjyu serves the epitome of Japanese culinary excellence with Kaiseki, Sushi, and Teppanyaki specialties. The Lobby Lounge & Bar welcomes guests throughout the day, offering refreshments and light meals, while Bay takes inspiration from the ships sailing through Hakata Bay, presenting original cocktails, grilled dishes, and tapas. The terrace provides a breathtaking backdrop, with panoramic views of the Genkai Sea and surrounding hills. Diva offers a relaxed cafĂ© experience, serving light meals, delightful desserts, and afternoon tea featuring the famous green teas of Kyushu.

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Expanding Luxury in a New Destination

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our seventh Ritz-Carlton property in Japan,” said Tina Edmundson, President, Luxury, at Marriott International. “Expanding our luxury presence in the country and entering emerging destinations like Fukuoka exemplify our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to our guests.”

Spa and More

In addition to its luxurious accommodations and delectable dining options, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka offers a wedding chapel, spacious banquet rooms, and a 24th-floor spa. The spa features an indoor pool offering panoramic bay views, while the fitness center showcases stunning city vistas. The spa’s private treatment rooms provide indulgent experiences using local ingredients and ESPA products. Young travelers can engage in guided excursions and experiences through The Ritz Kids program, designed to immerse them in nature, exploration, responsibility, and culture, bringing the destination to life.

Unwind and Explore in a Dynamic City

Fukuoka, with its rich history as a key hub on the Silk Road, continues to be a vital gateway between Japan and the rest of Asia. The city is renowned for its annual festivals, including the 800-year-old Hakata Gion Yamakasa Summer Festival, designated as a UNESCO cultural heritage event. Visitors can explore beautiful beaches, nature parks, and historical sites such as the Shofukuji Temple, dating back to the 12th century. The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is conveniently located near a burgeoning technology center, offering an array of shops, bars, cafes, and nightlife. It is easily accessible, just a 15-minute drive from the train station, Hakata Port, and Fukuoka Airport, providing seamless connections to Tokyo.

“We are delighted to open The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka,” said Radu Cernia, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka. “Whether our guests are here to explore the local startup scene or immerse themselves in the captivating culture and cuisine of Fukuoka, we look forward to extending a warm welcome at The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka.”

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