The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, a 248-room hotel in the city’s tallest skyscraper, welcomes its first guests on March 30, 2007. With a strategic location in the new Tokyo Midtown Development in Roppongi, the hotel begins on the 45th floor and offers many notable features including Japan’s most expensive Presidential Suite, available for $20,000 per night, and an authentic 200-year-old Japanese teahouse.
Owned by Mitsui Fudosan, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is the second site in Japan for the award-winning hotel company, which also manages a property in Osaka. “We have been interested in adding a Tokyo location for a number of years, and believe there could be no better place for a Ritz-Carlton than in this exciting Tokyo Midtown Development. The hotel will be in the heart of the city’s most vibrant commercial and residential complex,” said Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
Designed by renowned interior decorator Frank Nicholson, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo will reflect classic European inspiration fused with contemporary accents, including four bold and colorful works by American painter Sam Francis, a favorite of Japanese art collectors. Throughout the hotel, windows will overlook the dramatic cityscapes below and provide scenic glimpses of snow-capped Mt. Fuji in the distance.
Guestrooms will be the most spacious in Tokyo at 559 square feet (52 square meters) and provide every comfort and convenience, along with luxury in-room amenities. Guests can select accommodations on The Ritz-Carlton Club, accessible only by elevator key and providing a range of exclusive privileges including dedicated, multi-lingual concierge service, round the clock food and beverage offerings, and an extra measure of privacy and security.
A selection of restaurant and lounge choices will allow guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo to dine or entertain in places either relaxed or formal. From extensive types of sushi, tempura and Teppanyaki in “Hinokizaka”—where the 200-year-old Japanese teahouse is available for private dining—to the sophisticated ambience of “Forty Five,” where Asian and French inspired cuisine is on the menu, the dining experience will be as memorable as the setting.
Meeting space, totaling 6,372 square feet (560 square meters) at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, is extensive and able to accommodate groups from board room gatherings to large social events and is the perfect venue for the traditional and elaborate Japanese weddings.
A large 21,527-square foot (2,000 square meters) ESPA spa and fitness center will be available at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo to provide state-of-the-art workout equipment, as well as a range of therapies, treatments, and wellness programs.