Nikko Brings New Luxury to Japan The Ritz Carlton

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The new luxury hotel Ritz-Carlton is located in the mountainous Nikko region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the natural environment is intertwined with historical traditions.

The Ritz-Carlton hotel company, part of Marriott International, has expanded its portfolio of luxury hotels in the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, in Tochigi, Japan.

Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site just two and a half hours north of Tokyo, the resort brings a new level of luxury to the major tourist destination.

“After much anticipation for its debut, we are excited to finally open the doors of Ritz-Carlton, Nikko and continue the growth of the luxury segment in Japan,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International.

“Today is an extremely monumental day for our brand and the entire company as we set the bar for luxury travel, embracing the new standard while constantly instilling confidence in travel for all of our customers.”

Located on the shores of Chūzenji Lake, overlooking Nantai Mountain, the property is accessible by train or car. Nikko and its surroundings have long been known as a sacred Place and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the cultural, religious and architectural significance of its decorated shrines and temples.

Travelers can effortlessly enjoy the many surrounding natural treasures, including Kegon falls, Buddhist temples, and shinto shrines. The hotel offers a variety of outdoor activities, including trekking in Nikko National Park and sacred ceremonial dances.

It also offers a choice of excursions, ranging from cycling through protected wetlands, through centuries-old sanctuaries, to meditation under waterfalls. Guests even have the opportunity to master the Japanese art of packaging in furoshiki (cloth) and take part in a fire ceremony of the temple.

“It is the first of its kind, located in the sublime mountainous region of Nikko.”- Jennie Toh

Each of the resort’s 94 rooms and suites has a private balcony that flows perfectly into a seating area, providing an expanded space for guests to admire the mesmerizing scenery surrounding the hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko has four restaurants and taproom facilities with a simplistic name; the Japanese restaurant serves meals throughout the day, while the Lakehouse offers tranquil views and hearty Western fare. For drinks, the hotel welcomes its guests at the bar, which specializes in cocktails, and in the Lobby Lounge you can relax and enjoy light snacks.

The property also contains a spa with four treatment rooms. It is the first Ritz-Carlton to offer a thermal experience in the Japanese dessenen tradition. Guests are invited to enjoy the indoor and outdoor hot spring baths filled with healing water from the springs of neighboring Senen of Yumoto. Visitors are also invited to participate in a night meditation.

To begin with, travelers are given a sacred omamori (Japanese amulet) as a keepsake and blessing to travel safely.

“We are thrilled … offering a high level of luxury,” says Jennie Toh, Vice President, Rooms, Loyalty and Brand Business, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “It is the first of its kind, located in the sublime mountainous region of Nikko.”

“Our ladies and gentlemen at the Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, look forward to welcoming guests and providing an enriching and authentic experience that truly embraces the local culture and destination.”

Japan is expected to ease restrictions on business travel from July 2020. The country will once again welcome visitors from countries that have registered relatively small matter of recent times, such as Vietnam and Thailand. Negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.

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