The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka

A modern homage to Fukuoka’s artistic past

Occupying the top nine floors of a 25-story glass tower, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka boldly shows off a modern take on the city’s artistic traditions from textiles to cuisine and everything in between.

Clean lines and natural materials create sleek interiors that are sure to draw glitterati. Though it’s the thoughtfully curated art collection that provides a standout attraction for the art-loving set. Paintings by local artists Saori Masuda and Aki Mitsugi adorn guest rooms and specially commissioned textiles from Fukuoka’s oldest kimono-weaving company provide stunning backdrops. Take note of other details, like folding screens and sculptures, throughout the property that add a distinct sense of place.

Yet, the luxury hotel’s greatest asset is arguably its views of the Genkai Sea. Fukuoka’s natural beauty remains on full display throughout the property’s perch atop the city’s tallest building.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Wall-to-wall windows in all accommodations and most public spaces keep the mesmerizing vista front and center. The sea, mountain and skyline views are among the best in the city thanks to the hotel’s location atop the Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City complex.
  • Guest rooms start at a generous 538 square feet and come equipped with Frette-linen-covered beds and sleek marble- and wood-paneled bathrooms stocked with luxe Diptyque amenities.
  • Four unique dining venues offer a taste of Fukuoka’s fantastic food scene. Savor classic Japanese preparations in style at Genjyu, elegant European dining at Viridis, wood-fired favorites and tapas at atmospheric Bay, and international fare overlooking Hakata Bay at The Lobby Lounge & Bar.
  • Set on the luxury hotel’s top floor, The Ritz-Carlton Club is open to guests staying in club and suite categories. They can visit to enjoy the food offerings throughout the day, a bar, a private room and live jazz on Saturdays. The club lounge also provides concierge service.
  • Even The Ritz-Carlton Spa pays homage to the city’s heritage with rejuvenating treatments featuring local bounty. Opt for rituals like Botanical Revive, which draws inspiration from regional plants, or Itazuke Restore, which uses rice and mugwort to relieve stress.

The Look

  • Interiors imagined by Australian firm Layan Architects & Designers draw inspiration from the local hakata-ori textiles used in kimono sashes. Exclusive designs from the city’s oldest hakata-ori weaving company, Nishimura Orimono, adorn the walls behind the beds in guest rooms and the partitions used in The Lobby Lounge & Bar.
  • Accommodations feature a neutral color palette of white, gray, tan and blue paired with pale woods to echo Fukuoka’s sea-meets-mountain landscape. Classic blue-and-gray koishiwara-yaki plates provide a traditional touch to the in-room decor.
  • In a nod to the Fukuoka hotel’s sustainability efforts, microsuede headboards made from recycled plastic bottles adorn each of the 167 guest rooms and suites.
  • Abstract artworks in most accommodations come courtesy of Japanese painter Saori Masuda, who uses mineral pigments in the classic nihonga style to depict mountainous scenery with a soothing fog-like effect.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Getting There
2-6-50 Daimyo Chuo-ku Fukuoka 810-0041, Japan
FUK (12-26 min)  
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