The Ritz-Carlton Opens its Seventh Hotel in Japan in the Thriving City of Fukuoka

The Ritz-Carlton Opens its Seventh Hotel in Japan in the Thriving City of Fukuoka

The Ritz-Carlton Opens its Seventh Hotel in Japan in the Thriving City of Fukuoka

The Ritz-Carlton has opened its newest hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka, in the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Located within the main tower of the Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City, the hotel offers luxury accommodations in the city's commercial district. The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka aims to provide its renowned service and modern design in a city known for its fast-growing start-up industry and rich cultural heritage, including its culinary scene.

Tina Edmundson, the President of Luxury for Marriott International, expressed her excitement for the opening of The Ritz-Carlton's seventh hotel in Japan. She mentioned how the brand has been highly regarded for its exceptional luxury and service since it first arrived in Japan in 1997. The hotel has gained popularity among both locals and tourists. Edmundson also mentioned that they are looking forward to enhancing their luxury presence in Japan by venturing into the emerging destination of Fukuoka.

Fukuoka used to be an important stop along the Silk Road trade routes, and it continues to be a significant gateway connecting Japan to the rest of Asia. The city is well-known for its annual festivals, such as the Hakata Gion Yamakasa summer festival that has been celebrated for over 800 years and has been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. In addition to these festivities, Fukuoka also offers attractive features like its stunning beaches, natural parks, and historical sites such as the Shofukuji temple from the 12th century and the Fukuoka Castle ruins. The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka hotel is conveniently located near Tenjin, which is the vibrant center of the city and a growing tech hub with a wide range of shops, bars, cafes, and nightlife. This area is only a 15-minute drive or public transportation ride away from Hakata Station, Hakata Port, or Fukuoka Airport, which provide transportation links 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 hotel's interior design and artwork, overseen by Layan Architects + Designers based in Melbourne, draw inspiration from Fukuoka's traditional craft of yarn-dyed silk and kimono weaving known as "Hakata-ori". Local artisans have contributed folding screens, sculptures, paintings, and woven textiles that are incorporated into the overall design of the hotel. Guests can enjoy expansive views of the Genkai Sea and surrounding hills, creating a unique and memorable experience.

The hotel has 167 spacious guestrooms, ranging in size from 50 square meters to 550 square feet for suites. Some rooms have beautiful views of the city skyline, while others overlook the greenery of Ohori Park or the passing ships of Hakata Bay. The Presidential Suite and Ritz-Carlton Suite are even larger, with their own dining rooms and kitchens for private meals. On the top floor of the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Club is a private area for guests staying in the club and suite categories. They can enjoy five different meal presentations throughout the day, as well as a bar and private room for business or social gatherings. Saturday nights feature live jazz performances, and a dedicated concierge service is available to assist guests from their arrival to departure.


The hotel has a variety of dining options that showcase the diverse food culture in Fukuoka. Viridis offers creative Western cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Genjyu is a stylish restaurant that highlights three of Japan's best culinary traditions – kaiseki, sushi, and teppanyaki. The Lobby Lounge & Bar is a welcoming space where guests can enjoy refreshments and light meals throughout the day. Bay, with its terrace overlooking Hakata Bay, offers original cocktails and grilled dishes. Diva is a relaxed café that serves light meals, delicious desserts, and afternoon tea featuring the renowned green teas of Kyushu.

Situated on the 24th floor, the spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers a range of luxurious treatments using locally sourced ingredients and ESPA products. Guests can enjoy an indoor swimming pool with stunning views of the bay, as well as a gymnasium that provides exceptional city vistas. The spa also provides both single and double private rooms for a truly indulgent experience. In addition, the hotel offers amenities and activities for children through their Ritz Kids program, which includes guided excursions and craft experiences centered around nature, exploration, responsibility, and culture to enhance the travel experience for young guests.

The hotel has two banquet venues on its third floor that are suitable for various events such as breakout sessions, board meetings, and other gatherings. These venues, named the Ritz-Carlton Studio and Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, can be adjusted to meet different needs. The Ballroom is equipped with a LED screen, allowing for impressive film and video presentations. Additionally, the hotel's Chapel, also situated on the third floor, combines Western and Japanese elements to create a unique setting for wedding ceremonies.

Radu Cernia, the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka, expressed enthusiasm about the debut of the hotel. Cernia mentioned that their team of skilled staff members is eager to provide guests with the renowned care and service that the brand is known for. Whether guests are interested in exploring the local start-up scene or immersing themselves in Fukuoka's rich culture and cuisine, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka aims to offer them a warm welcome and create unforgettable memories for them.

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