SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING13 Jul 2023
PROJECT FOCUS: The Ritz-Carlton Debuts in Fukuoka | Architects: Kume Sekkei and Layan Architects + Designers
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Hong Kong – The Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 31 exceptional hotel brands, has announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan. Rising above Fukuoka, the luxury hotel is situated within the 111-metre 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 recognised 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 occupies the nine topmost floors in 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 spaces, folding screens, sculptures, paintings, and woven textiles 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 an exceptional sense of place.

“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.”

project details

project name: The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka

project location: Kyushu Island, Southern Japan

client: The Ritz-Carlton (part of Marriott Bonvoy)

designed by: Kume Sekkei 

architect (overseeing project): Layan Architects + Designers

opening: June 21, 2023