The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo has been named the best hotel in Japan by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Now in its 22nd year, the annual readers’ choice awards rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, resorts, and car rental agencies worldwide. The hotel, opened in 2007 and located in the tallest building in Tokyo, was also singled out for being the number two hotel in Asia, and earned the number 12 spot worldwide.
“We are especially thrilled to be recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine,” said Francois J. Cnockaert, the General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. “To have received such praise from the readers – who are essentially our guests – illustrates that our dedicated Ladies and Gentlemen are exceeding in our commitment to service, and are providing unique and memorable experiences while also creating Ritz-Carlton guests for life. This is an award to be celebrated and cherished by us all.”
Located in the heart of Tokyo Midtown, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo sits at the core of Roppongi, the capital’s entertainment, diplomatic and design-related business hub. Occupying the top nine floors of the 53-story building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo offers 360-degree panoramic vistas of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji. Featuring 248 guest rooms, including 36 suites and Ritz-Carlton Club Level Rooms, the hotel delivers a guest experience like no other and accommodations that offer Frette linens and featherbeds, deep-soaking tubs, rain showers, two Sony BRAVIA televisions, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, dual-line telephones with voicemail, CD and DVD player.
For pure luxury outside of its guest rooms, the hotel’s Spa and Fitness by ESPA offers guests the ultimate in pampering, while its two dining outlets – Hinokizaka, a Michelin star-rated Japanese restaurant, and Restaurant Forty Five, offering modern French cuisine – provide pure satisfaction for the palate. The hotel also offers state-of-the-art event facilities, including a dedicated wedding chapel.
The Ritz-Carlton is located Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan. For more information, or for reservations, please call +81-3-3423-8000.
Condé Nast Traveler Reader Survey Methodology
Every year since 1988, a select sample of Condé Nast Traveler readers have taken the Readers' Choice Survey (cntraveler.com). In 2009, the questionnaire was available to all readers through a secure Website. The final tabulations of 25,008 responses were done by Mediamark Research, Inc., of New York City. Poll categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.), and the criteria for each appear at the bottom of the first page in every category. Questionnaires contained lists of candidates (individual cities, hotels, etc.), and write-ins were allowed. Only candidates that received a required minimum number of responses were deemed eligible for an award. Each candidate was rated, by various criterion, on a five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, poor. Criterion scores, which represent the percentage of respondents rating a candidate excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the final score - e.g., in the category of Islands, Maui's 90.1 is the average of its scores for Activities, Atmosphere/Ambience, Beaches, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants, and Scenery.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. (ritzcarlton.com), of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 73 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe with future openings including Dubai International Financial Centre, United Arab Emirates; Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona; and Lake Tahoe, California. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, or call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333.