Spas in the News
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo Welcomes
First Guests March 30; 248-Room Property Offers Strategic Roppongi Address
in New Tokyo Midtown Development
CHEVY CHASE, MD -- March 29, 2007 -- 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.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase,
Md currently operates 63 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, The Middle
East, and Africa. Over 35 projects are under development around the
globe with future openings including Moscow, Tokyo, Dublin, Beijing
and Dallas. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice
earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which
recognized outstanding customer service. For more information, contact
The Ritz-Carlton toll free reservations line at 1 (800) 241-3333, visit
the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com,
or consult a travel professional.