Ritz-Carlton opens luxury resort in Nikko


Ritz-Carlton has expanded its enviable portfolio of hotels in Asia Pacific with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, in Tochigi Prefecture

The property, set amid a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located 2 1/2 hours north of Tokyo.

Accessible by rail or car, Nikko, and the surrounding area, has long been known as a holy place and was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site for the cultural, religious, and architectural significance of its richly decorated shrines and temples.

Perched along Lake Chuzenji and Mount Nantai, guests can easily access prominent scenic attractions, such as Nikko National Park, where the hotel is located, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage designated area.

“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.”

The resort’s 94 guest rooms and suites all feature a private balcony that flows seamlessly with a lounge area, offering an expanded space for guests to take in the striking scenery surrounding the hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko features a variety of F&B outlets, a spa with four treatment rooms and an authentic hot-spring with spacious indoor and open-air hot spring baths, where therapeutic thermal waters drawn from the springs of nearby Yumoto Onsen rejuvenate body and mind.

“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.

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Mad and completely blind to reality but Marriott does not care, they are on a management contract, not the owners of the property.

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Lovely area, even though it rained both times I went. Is this a completely new hotel, or a rebranding/refit of an existing one?

(insert throwaway comment about 50,000 yen a night hotels thriving while minshukus/pensions struggle)

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Great news!! It's good to see country develop quick under the leadership of Shinzo Abe. We will have a lot of these kind of investments finished as everyone was getting ready for Olympics. Unfortunately I don't see the future in travel industry anymore. In the ageing Japan with crawling immigration rate and unwillingness to accept foreigners something needs to be changed otherwise all that hotels not only in Nikko but even in Tokyo will be just empty monument of glorious days.

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Nikko went out of fashion when the bubble burst.

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For me, Nikko is in the top 5 places I have visited in Japan.

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For me, Nikko's fine but not one of the standouts of Japan. Other places in Japan have better nature/scenery [the Southern Alps come to mind] and other places have better history [all of the usual suspects]. That leaves Nikko somewhere in the middle. Still, it's an easy place for a visitors to knock out one item of their itinerary, with good access and facilities, so it will stay popular I imagine.

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