The Ritz-Carlton Debuts in Japan’s Fukuoka

The Ritz-Carlton has announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan. The hotel is situated within the 364-foot main tower of Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City. The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka occupies the nine topmost floors in a 25-story glass tower designed by Kume Sekkei of Tokyo. Overseen by Melbourne-based Layan Architects + Designers, the hotel’s interior design and art draw inspiration from the destination’s traditional yarn-dyed silk and kimono-weaving craft, called Hakata-ori. The hotel affords views of the Genkai Sea and surrounding hills.

On the 19th to 23rd floors, the hotel houses 167 guestrooms, including 20 suites. Fukuoka Skyline rooms offer views of the city’s skyline, while Park View rooms overlook the Ohori Park. From Bay View rooms, guests can see the passing ships of Hakata Bay and beyond. The Presidential and the Ritz-Carlton Suites each have a dining room and kitchen. On the 24th and topmost floor of the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Club is open to guests staying in club and suite categories, and serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres and cordials. Guests can also enjoy concierge service and live jazz performances held every Saturday night.

The hotel’s four restaurants and two bars reflect the food culture of Fukuoka. Sustainably produced local ingredients are transformed into creative Western cuisine at Viridis, and three of Japan’s culinary traditions—kaiseki, sushi and teppanyaki—are showcased at Genjyu. The Lobby Lounge & Bar offers refreshments and light meals throughout the day and Bay offers cocktails along with char-grilled dishes and tapas to enjoy on its terrace. The Diva café serves light meals, desserts and afternoon tea highlighting the green teas of Kyushu.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka spa pool

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, located on the 24th floor, has an indoor swimming pool overlooking the bay, a gym, and both single and double private rooms for treatments using local ingredients and products from ESPA. The hotel also offers child-friendly amenities and activities from the brand’s signature Ritz Kids program, including guided excursions and craft experiences.

Fukuoka is known 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 beaches, parks and historic places such as the 12th-century Shofukuji temple and the Fukuoka Castle ruins. The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is adjacent to Tenjin, 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.

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