New Ritz-Carlton hotel showcases splendour of Unesco-listed region
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, part of Marriott International, has opened a spectacular new property set amidst the Unesco-listed Nikko region of Japan.
Nature-lovers with a penchant for luxury travel now have a new must-visit hotel to add to their bucket list. We find out more about the recently launched Ritz-Carlton, Nikko in Japan.
A haven in the mountains of Nikko
Set two and a half hours from Tokyo, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko offers 94 spacious rooms and suites.
Each boasts private balconies that flow effortlessly from the lounge area, providing guests with ample opportunity to admire the stunning surroundings. Moreover, natural light floods in and accentuates the earthy materials that bring the beautiful outdoors into every corner of the property.
Visitors looking for memorable culinary experiences are able to try vibrant local cuisine at The Japanese Restaurant or enjoy imaginative western dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients at the Lakehouse. The Bar and The Lobby Lounge, meanwhile, are ideal spots for light snacks and drinks.
Finally, the Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko offers the ultimate in relaxation with a selection of revitalising treatments and indoor and outdoor hot spring baths drawing thermal waters from the Yumoto Onsen.
“Following much anticipation surrounding its debut, we are thrilled to finally open the doors to The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko and to continue the growth of the luxury segment in Japan,” said Rajeev Menon, president Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “Today marks an extremely monumental day for our brand and the entire company as we set the bar in luxury travel, embracing the new normal, while consistently instilling confidence in travel amongst all of our guests.”
A deep connection to nature and local traditions
Guests at the new Ritz-Carlton will have a plethora of activities at their fingertips thanks to the hotel’s prime location in the Nikko mountains, right beside Lake Chuzenji and Mount Nantai where trekking paths and nature walks abound.
Apart from the area’s natural beauty, its cultural riches will no doubt also impress even the most well-travelled visitors. An array of famous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines can be reached from the hotel, and the property’s guests will quickly understand why the Nikko region is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The hotel also does its best to immerse guests in this rich heritage by featuring exclusively crafted pottery by the Mashiko pottery artists, GENDO, and traditional wood carvings.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer an elevated level of luxury and the first of its kind to be located in the sublime mountain region of Nikko,” said Jennie Toh, vice president, brand, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “Our Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko are looking forward to welcoming guests and providing enriching, authentic experiences that truly embrace the local culture and destination.”
Let’s take a look at a few more hotel projects by Ritz-Carlton:
The Ritz-Carlton Bangkok
The Ritz-Carlton Auckland
The Ritz-Carlton Zhuhai Jiuzhou Bay