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The Ritz-Carlton Nikko Opens In 2020, Offers Authentic Japanese Hot Springs

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The Ritz Carlton Nikko Springs Onsen

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced that its fifth hotel in Japan, the Ritz-Carlton Nikko Hotel, plans to open its doors on May 22, 2020. The hotel is located in Nikko National Park, with 94 rooms, where guests can not only enjoy the open and spacious space, but also visit the magnificent Lake Chuzenji and Nantai Mountain, which has been highly regarded since ancient times.

The Ritz Carlton Nikko Hotel
The Ritz Carlton Nikko Hotel

Nikko is located in the northern Kanto region of Japan, two and a half hours drive north of Tokyo. As a popular tourist destination, there are 97 meters of Huayan Falls and natural and cultural treasures such as Shinto temples and Buddhist temples, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is located on the east bank of Lake Chuzenji, south of Nantai Mountain. This place is known by locals as Ao Nikko, or “deep” in Nikko. The hotel has a unique location, and guests can easily reach popular check-in sites such as the world cultural heritage of Huayan Falls, Toshogu Shrine, Erhuangshan Shrine and Rinno-ji Temple.

The Ritz Carlton Nikko Environment
The Ritz Carlton Nikko Environment

“We are delighted to be bringing the Ritz-Carlton commitment to service and quality not only to Tochigi prefecture but also to the fascinating location that is Okunikko. This mountainous area west of Nikko’s city center brims with natural beauty and is a destination steeped in culture and history, We look forward to showcasing our legendary service by our Ladies and Gentlemen and to combining this with unique offerings, ensuring that our international guests will find much to explore and certainly many reasons to return.”

Masanori Hosoya, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko.

As a sacred place of worship, since the Buddhist monk Shodo Shonin ascended Nantai Mountain in 782, Nikko has been regarded as a sacred place for worshippers in Japan. For centuries, the scenic Nikko Mountain has been the Japanese court. , The royal family and the tourist attractions of domestic and foreign tourists. Its magnificent temples and temples are listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage because of its rich and profound cultural, religious and architectural significance. To this day, the ornate façade of the temple has been maintained along with lacquer ware and gold-plating techniques used in the early 17th century.

In the context of the heritage of the brand, the Ritz-Carlton, Nikko will welcome guests from all walks of life with a unique design and legendary services to experience different Japanese and Japanese cultures. The hotel has a total of 94 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites, ranging from 57 square meters in size, including 9 Lake Zen suites and 277 square meters Ritz-Carlton suites. Combining modern style and elegant Japanese design, each building has a private balcony and a semi-outdoor seating area, where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the national park.

Executive Chef Shingo Hayasaka from Hokkaido combines fresh local ingredients with their outstanding creative cooking to bring guests a taste bud feast at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant and Italian restaurant, respectively. In the chic bar, guests can enjoy cocktails that are cleverly blended with local elements, or sit on the lakeside terrace for a picnic and admire the rolling mountain scenery.

Nikko Hotel is the first Ritz-Carlton hotel to offer authentic Japanese hot springs. Its luxurious outdoor hot springs, indoor hot springs and popular sulfur hot springs are loved by hot spring lovers. The full-service modern spa also brings the gospel to Ritz-Carlton spa lovers around the world. Guests can also choose to relax in the library lounge or rejuvenate in the 24-hour fitness center. From spring to autumn, nearby hiking trails also appeal to outdoor travellers, and the hotel’s hot spring baths allow guests to enjoy winter scenery in a comfortable atmosphere.


Ritz-Carlton Properties To Open Next Year:

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, China;
  2. The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City;
  3. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, Japan;
  4. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami;(renovated)
  5. The Ritz-Carlton, Jiuzhaigou, China;
  6. The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam;
  7. The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona;
  8. The Ritz-Carlton, Tamuda Bay, Morocco;
  9. Pearl Island, a Ritz Carlton Reserve.

Luxury Hotel Boom Ahead of 2020 Olympics:

With the opening of the Olympic Games from 24 July to 9 August and the Paralympic Games, Japan is expected to set a record of 40 million visitors coming to Tokyo next summer, many properties are eager to take advantage of Japan’s tourism boom. The government hopes to raise that number to 60 million by 2030. Almost all of the increase is from tourists; the number of business travellers is flat.

Marriott’s Luxury Portfolio In Japan:

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo;
  2. The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto;
  3. The Ritz-Carlton Osaka;
  4. The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa;
  5. The St. Regis Osaka;
  6. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  7. Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto;
  8. IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa;
  9. The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon;(March,2020)
  10. JW Marriott Hotel, Nara;(April,2020)
  11. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko;(May,2020)
  12. The Tokyo Edition, Ginza;(Summer,2020)
  13. The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Niseko;(December,2020)
  14. W Osaka;(2021)
  15. Edition, Niseko;
  16. W Niseko;
  17. The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka;

The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka(2023):

Japanese property developer Sekisui House started a joint project with Marriott International on The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka , the hotel will be developed and owned by Daimyo Project TMK, a consortium of five companies including the Sekisui House.

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The 101st Ritz-Carlton Hotel In The World Settled In Nanjing, China

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Drop Off Area Ritz Nanjing
Recently, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, part of the Marriott International Group, announced that the 101st Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the world will officially enter Nanjing on June 28, 2020 to welcome guests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing is located at the new business district’s street junction in the central area of the city, next to Deji Plaza, seamlessly connected to the subway line through Deji Plaza shopping mall, and convenient to reach all major attractions in the city. With superior transportation location, convenient shopping and entertainment facilities and legendary services of gentlemen and ladies, the hotel reshapes historical classics from a new perspective, injects vitality into the ancient city and inspires new enthusiasm.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Deluxe Room
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Deluxe Room

Nanjing is one of the four ancient capitals of China with a long history of more than 2500 years. It is recognized by UNESCO as the “World Literary Capital” and one of the important commercial centers in East China. Numerous world famous enterprises, profound cultural heritage, world-renowned literary works and world cultural heritage such as Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum and Zhongshan Mausoleum in famous scenic spots attract business and leisure travelers from all over the world.


The Ritz-Carlton Nanjing is located on the 38th to 62nd floors of the office building of Deji Plaza, the hotel has 295 elegant rooms, including 32 suites with kitchen and dining room. This will be a Marriott Bonvoy category four property which would be ideal to redeem points for a luxurious stay experience.

The hotel has 32 suites which starts at 130 sqm all equipped with separate bedroom and living room. Ritz Nanjing’s 11 Executive Suite and 19 Club Executive Suite are all 130 sqm of size, while the only two signature suite of the Carlton Suite and the Ritz-Carlton Suite are of 245 sqm and 300 sqm respectively.

Unlike many other Marriott Group brands, the club lounge access can solely be purchased with cash, which makes the five meals daily executive lounge at Ritz Carlton hotels something exclusively irrespective of status. Although, hotels in Asia generally are more willing to offer upgrades and even in rare instances, granting free club lounge access to elite members.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Executive Lounge
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Executive Lounge

The base room category starts from a massive 50 sqm, while the highest category signature suite of Ritz Nanjing- the Ritz-Carlton Suite, sitting on top of the 60th floor with 300 sqm with its very own spa room and separate study,
dining area with a kitchen and full wine cellar.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Ritz-Carlton Suite Living Room
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Ritz-Carlton Suite Living Room

The bathroom of the guest room is open and bright, and the panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass windows sit on the fascinating city skyline and mountain lake view.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Bathroom
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Bathroom

The interior design cleverly combines Eastern aesthetics and Western classic styles, and integrates the “five elements” of gold, wood, water, fire, and soil in traditional Chinese culture. It is expressed through different building materials, decorations, and artworks, making guests feel like they are gorgeous. Carefully selected master works of art, an elegant atmosphere, and the well-known legendary service of Ritz create a leisurely living space above the bustling city.

Executive chef Mr. Sven Heinrich Wunram has worked in many Ritz-Carlton hotels and Michelin restaurants in Europe, America and Asia. Chinese restaurant executive chef Zeng Weiqiao from Hong Kong also has extensive experience in Michelin restaurants. An experienced chef will lead an acclaimed elite culinary team to perform a memorable Chinese and Western feast for gluttons from all over the world. Guests can enjoy the high-altitude views while enjoying the special cuisine in the five unique restaurants of the hotel: Xinyi(馨逸) all-day dining restaurant full of southern French style, tribute to the classic Cantonese cuisine, Diyuexuan(帝粤轩), which is based on Huaiyang cuisine. Ning Restaurant(品宁府) with its finest Nanjing cuisine, Lobby Lounge overlooking the stunning city view and FLAIR top restaurant and bar.


The hotel also has banquet and conference venues with a total area of ​​more than 2200 square meters. The elegant and flexible event venue is equipped with gentle and professional services of gentlemen and ladies. It is an ideal place to hold corporate events, intimate parties and romantic weddings.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa has 8 treatment rooms, providing a variety of novel facial treatments and wellness programs such as Lotus Yujing skin rejuvenation treatment and Yuhua hot stone active treatment, so that guests can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the same time, guests can regain their vitality in the advanced gym, yoga room and indoor heated swimming pool.


Every day at sunset, the lighting ceremony held in the lobby lounge allows guests to fully experience the elegant and authentic traditional culture of Nanjing. The lotus lantern symbolises the Qinhuai River, the mother river in Nanjing, and the inspiration for many immortal masterpieces written by ancient scholars and scholars in ancient times. The music rang and the lights dimmed. The lady in elegant cheongsam held the lotus lamp and walked through the lobby. Afterwards, the gentlemen and ladies of the hotel presented Nanjing specialty snacks and Yuhua Tea to interpret this ancient civilisation with diverse perspectives from a new perspective.

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