Marriott Hotels has announced the opening of Nagasaki Marriott Hotel, marking the flagship brand’s debut in Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, and the ninth Marriott Hotel to open in the country.

Nagasaki, a destination with a blend of Japanese, Chinese and Dutch culture, was the only port city open to foreign trade in 16th century Japan.

Directly connected with JR Nagasaki Station, the hotel provides guests with access to Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen and local JR lines.

For international travelers, the hotel can be reached by less than 2 hours’ drive from Fukuoka airport.

Nearby landmarks include the new Dejima Messe Nagasaki Convention Hall and the iconic UNESCO World Heritage-listed Glover Garden, as well as the Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park.

Travellers looking to further explore the city’s landmarks can hop on a boat ride from Nagasaki Port to another UNESCO World Heritage site-Hashima Island, better known as Battleship Island, famous for its modern ruins that embody Japan’s past manufacturing revolution.

Nagasaki Marriott Hotel offers 207 guest rooms and suites, with two thirds of the rooms equipped with balconies.

Among the accommodation options is the hotel’s 242 square meter Imperial Suite, which also serves as one of the largest hotel suites in Kyushu.

Dining at Nagasaki Marriott Hotel features locally sourced ingredients from Nagasaki and Western Kyushu’s abundant farms and fisheries.

Nagasaki Marriott Hotel also features Japan’s first M Club, an executive club lounge for Marriott Bonvoy Members with Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, and Ambassador Elite status and guests who stay on executive floors, offering complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments, and evening cocktails.

The hotel’s fitness centre has the latest cardio equipment along with free weights and weight machines for an invigorating workout.

“We are very excited to welcome guests to Nagasaki, a city with a rich and varied history that is steeped in fascinating traditions and offers visitors a wonderful glimpse into the long and storied history of Japan,” said Cy West, General Manager, Nagasaki Marriott Hotel.

“We are raising the bar for hospitality in Nagasaki with a heartfelt service reflecting the Marriott brand’s living legacy of placing people first. By providing experiences elevated beyond the everyday we aim to make Nagasaki a must-see destination for domestic and international travelers alike.”