The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka has opened this week on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan. Rising above Fukuoka, the luxury hotel is situated within the 111-metre tall main tower of Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City, the tallest urban lifestyle complex in the city’s core commercial district.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka brings the brand’s unparalleled service and contemporary aesthetic to one of Japan’s fastest-growing cities famous for its thriving start-up scene as well as for its enduring history, traditions, and outstanding culinary culture.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the expansion of The Ritz-Carlton with the opening of the brand’s seventh hotel in Japan,” said Tina Edmundson, President, Luxury for Marriott International. “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.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is adjacent to Tenjin, the trendy heart of the city, 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.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka occupies the nine topmost floors in a 25-storey glass tower designed by Kume Sekkei of Tokyo. On the 19th to 23rd floors, the hotel features 167 guestrooms of 50 square metres, including 20 suites. Fukuoka Skyline rooms offer sweeping views of the city, while Park View rooms overlook the greenery of Ohori Park. From Bay View rooms, guests can see the passing ships of Hakata Bay and beyond.
The hotel’s four restaurants and two bars reflect the vibrant food culture of Fukuoka. Sustainably produced local ingredients are transformed into creative farm-to-sky Western cuisine at Viridis, and three of Japan’s finest culinary traditions—kaiseki, sushi, and teppanyaki— are showcased at the stylish Genjyu.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa features an indoor swimming pool overlooking the bay, a gymnasium with exceptional city views, and both single and double private rooms for indulgent treatments using local ingredients and featuring products from ESPA.