Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 31 hotel brands, last week opened The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan.
Rising above Fukuoka, the luxury hotel is situated within the 111-meter main tower of Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City, the tallest urban lifestyle complex in the city’s core commercial district.
The luxury property occupies the nine top floors of a 25-storey glass tower designed by Kume Sekkei of Tokyo. Overseen by Melbourne-based Layan Architects + Designers, the hotel’s interior design and art take inspiration from Fukuoka’s traditional yarn-dyed silk and kimono weaving craft, called “Hakata-ori”.
Throughout the hotel, folding screens, sculptures, paintings, and textiles woven by local artisans are intermingled into the overall design narrative. From the hotel, expansive views overlooking the Genkai Sea and surrounding hills form a backdrop that create a great sense of place.
On the 19th to 23rd floors, the hotel features 167 generously sized, 50sqm bedrooms, including 20 suites that start at 75sqm.
Fukuoka Skyline rooms offer sweeping views of the city, while Park View rooms overlook the greenery of Ohori Park. From Bay View rooms, guests will be treated to views of Hakata Bay and beyond.
The 132sqm Presidential Suite and the 188sqm Ritz-Carlton Suite each feature a dining room and kitchen.
On the 24th and topmost floor of the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Club is a private sanctuary for guests staying in club and suite categories. Club features include daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres, and cordials.
With its bar and a private room, The Ritz-Carlton Club offers a convenient venue for business and social gatherings. Live jazz performances are held every Saturday night, and a dedicated concierge service ensures personalized care for guests, from pre-arrival to departure.
The hotel’s four restaurants and two bars reflect the vibrant food culture of Fukuoka.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, located on the 24th floor, features an indoor swimming pool overlooking the bay, a gymnasium with city views, and both single and double private rooms for treatments using local ingredients and featuring products from ESPA.
“We are excited to debut The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka and our talented team of Ladies and Gentlemen look forward to delighting guests with the brand’s legendary care and service,” said Radu Cernia, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka.
“Whether our guests are here to explore the local start-up scene or discover Fukuoka’s fascinating culture and cuisine, we look forward to welcoming them to The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka and provide them with unforgettable memories.”