The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. recently put plans in motion to double their hotel presence in Japan from two locations to four. The Ritz-Carlton currently has locations in Osaka and Tokyo, but development will soon occur with Kanehide in Okinawa, and with Sekisui House in Kyoto.
Kyoto and Okinawa are diverse, culturally rich and virtually untapped for the luxury hotel market. The Ritz-Carlton has enjoyed great success thus far in Japan, and is anticipating their expansion to further cement the perception of Japan as a luxury destination.
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa (opening in April 2012) is also blazing a new trail for management in Japan. They will appoint their first Japanese General Manager to captain the Okinawa location. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa will be situated on the grounds of The Kise Country Club, and will offer 97 opulent guest rooms along with an 18-hole Championship course with views of the East China Sea.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto will offer 136 of the largest and most luxurious rooms in the city. It offers the chance to enjoy a stay in a unique cultural location. The resort is close to Kyoto’s popular downtown and located along the Kamogawa River, offering breath-taking views of the river and Higashiyama Mountains.
Japan is currently a prime market for luxury hotels, and this move will establish The Ritz-Carlton’s position as a luxury leader in Japan’s expanding resort industry.
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