The Ritz-Carlton Expands Luxury Portfolio with Debut in Fukuoka, Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Expands Luxury Portfolio with Debut in Fukuoka, Japan

The Ritz-Carlton has opened a new hotel in Fukuoka, Japan. Located in the tallest building in the city's commercial district, the luxury hotel offers exceptional service and a modern design. Fukuoka is known for its growing start-up scene, rich history, traditions, and delicious food.

Tina Edmundson, President of Marriott International's Luxury division, expressed great excitement about the recent opening of the seventh Ritz-Carlton hotel in Japan. She highlighted the brand's long-standing reputation for providing exceptional luxury and service, which has endeared it to both locals and tourists since its debut in Japan in 1997. Edmundson also emphasized the opportunity to establish a stronger presence in the luxury market by venturing into Fukuoka, a promising and growing destination.

Fukuoka used to be an important stop along the Silk Road trade routes, and it continues to serve as a major connection between Japan and the rest of Asia today. The city is renowned for its annual festivals, such as the Hakata Gion Yamakasa summer festival, which has been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and has a history of 800 years. Visitors can also enjoy the city's beautiful beaches, natural parks, and historic sites such as the Shofukuji temple, built in the 12th century, and the ruins of Fukuoka Castle. The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is conveniently located near Tenjin, the vibrant center of the city and a growing technology hub that offers a variety of shops, bars, cafes, and nightlife. Additionally, the hotel is only a 15-minute drive or public transportation ride away from Hakata Station, Hakata Port, and Fukuoka Airport, providing easy access to Tokyo.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is located on the top nine floors of a 25-story glass tower that was designed by Kume Sekkei from Tokyo. The interior design and artwork of the hotel were overseen by Layan Architects + Designers from Melbourne, and they drew inspiration from Fukuoka's traditional craft of yarn-dyed silk and kimono weaving, known as "Hakata-ori". Throughout the hotel, there are folding screens, sculptures, paintings, and woven textiles created by local artisans, which are all incorporated into the overall design. The hotel offers expansive views of the Genkai Sea and surrounding hills, creating a unique and memorable atmosphere.

The hotel has 167 spacious guestrooms on the 19th to 23rd floors, measuring 50 square meters. Among them, there are 20 suites that start at approximately 550 square feet. The Fukuoka Skyline rooms offer panoramic views of the city, while the Park View rooms overlook the lush greenery of Ohori Park. Guests staying in the Bay View rooms can enjoy the sight of passing ships on Hakata Bay and beyond. The Presidential Suite, spanning nearly 1,500 square feet, and the Ritz-Carlton Suite, which is over 2,000 square feet, both include a dining room and kitchen for private meals. Located on the 24th floor, The Ritz-Carlton Club is exclusively available for guests staying in club and suite categories. It provides a tranquil space and offers five culinary presentations throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, hors d'oeuvres, and cordials. The club also has a bar and a private room, making it a convenient venue for both business and social gatherings. Every Saturday night, live jazz performances take place, and a dedicated concierge service ensures that guests receive personalized care from the moment they make their reservation until they check out.


The hotel has a variety of dining options that showcase the diverse food culture of Fukuoka. Viridis offers Western cuisine made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Genjyu is a stylish restaurant that highlights three of Japan's top culinary traditions: kaiseki, sushi, and teppanyaki. The Lobby Lounge & Bar is a comfortable space where guests can enjoy refreshments and light meals throughout the day. Bay, inspired by the ships of Hakata Bay, offers original cocktails and grilled dishes on its terrace with stunning views. Diva is a relaxed café that serves light meals, indulgent desserts, and afternoon tea featuring the famous green teas of Kyushu.

On the 24th floor of the hotel, you will find The Ritz-Carlton Spa. This spa offers various amenities such as an indoor swimming pool that provides a beautiful view of the bay, as well as a gymnasium with stunning city views. Additionally, they have private rooms for individuals or couples who want to enjoy luxurious treatments using local ingredients and products from ESPA. The hotel also provides child-friendly amenities and activities through their Ritz Kids program. These activities include guided excursions and craft experiences that revolve around the program's four pillars: nature, exploration, responsibility, and culture. These activities aim to make the destination more engaging and enjoyable for young travelers.

The hotel has two banquet venues on the third floor that can be easily adjusted to accommodate various events such as breakout sessions, board meetings, and other gatherings. The Ritz-Carlton Studio spans 1,100 square feet, while the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is much larger at 3,600 square feet. The Ballroom is equipped with a high-quality LED screen that allows for impressive film and video presentations. Additionally, the hotel's Chapel, also located on the third floor, combines elements of Western and Japanese influences to provide a beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies.

"We are thrilled to introduce The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka, and our highly skilled team is eager to provide exceptional care and service to our guests," expressed Radu Cernia, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka. "Whether our guests are here to delve into the local start-up community or immerse themselves in Fukuoka's captivating culture and cuisine, we are excited to extend a warm welcome to The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka and create unforgettable experiences for them."

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