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.© Asia Travel Tips