Marriott Bonvoy expands Japanese portfolio with Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka
Marriott Bonvoy’s The Ritz-Carlton announces the inauguration of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka, located on Kyushu Island in Southern Japan.
The luxury hotel stands tall in the core commercial district, marking a significant addition to the brand’s exquisite service and contemporary aesthetic portfolio.
Situated in the Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City’s 111-meter main tower, the highest urban lifestyle complex in the city, the hotel brings a new dimension of elegance to Fukuoka. The city, a historical waypoint of Silk Road trade routes, is now a major gateway between Japan and Asia and is recognized for its bustling start-up scene, historic traditions, annual festivals like the UNESCO-designated Hakata Gion Yamakasa summer festival, and rich culinary culture.
The luxury hotel, adjacent to the city’s trendy heart, Tenjin, boasts prime connectivity. Whether it’s the bustling nightlife, the cafes, shops, or the flourishing tech hub, all are just a short ride away from Hakata Station, Hakata Port, or Fukuoka Airport, which links the city to Tokyo.
Tina Edmundson – Marriott International Luxury President said: “We are thrilled to celebrate the expansion of The Ritz-Carlton with the opening of the brand’s seventh hotel in Japan.
“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.”
Designed by Tokyo’s Kume Sekkei, the Japanese luxury hotel occupies the top nine floors of a 25-story glass tower. The interior design, curated by Melbourne-based Layan Architects + Designers, showcases inspiration from Fukuoka’s traditional Hakata-ori, the yarn-dyed silk and kimono weaving craft, with local artisan works beautifully incorporated into the design.
The hotel hosts 167 spacious guestrooms, including 20 suites, featuring breathtaking views of the city, Ohori Park, and Hakata Bay. For those seeking an elevated experience, the Presidential and Ritz-Carlton Suites offer private dining rooms and kitchens, while the Ritz-Carlton Club on the topmost floor offers an exclusive sanctuary with culinary presentations, live jazz performances, and a dedicated concierge service.
Food enthusiasts will appreciate the hotel’s four restaurants and two bars that celebrate Fukuoka’s food culture. From farm-to-sky Western cuisine at Viridis, exquisite Japanese culinary traditions at Genjyu, original cocktails at Bay, to decadent desserts at Diva, the gastronomical offerings are diverse and enticing.
On the wellness front, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a suite of indulgent treatments featuring products from ESPA, a pool overlooking the bay, and a gymnasium with fantastic city views. Younger guests can enjoy the hotel’s signature Ritz Kids program, offering guided excursions and craft experiences.
Finally, the hotel’s banquet venues, including the Ritz-Carlton Studio and Ballroom, offer flexibility for various gatherings. The luxury hotel also features a unique chapel that blends Western and Japanese influences for wedding ceremonies.