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The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Emerges From Multi-Phase Transformation

NEW YORK, New York – September 16, 2015 – Located 45 floors up in Midtown Tower, Tokyo’s tallest building and overlooking the vibrant Roppongi District, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo has completed its multi-phase transformative renovation this month. Led by distinguished Asia-based DESIGN STUDIO SPIN, the beauty of Japanese culture and landscape has been infused in the design, with the scent of the west blending seamlessly with east.

Drawing inspiration from the stunning skyline views of the city, which can be seen from the guest rooms and suites, and Japanese intricacies and natural elements, the luxury hotel’s guest rooms, inclusive of 36 suites, have been contemporized in dark shades of greys, purple, and red to reflect Japanese aesthetic, while furnishings pay homage to exquisite Japanese patterns. From wallpapers resembling imaginary flora called ‘So-so-ge’ that are specially given to Buddha and others resembling a kimono belt to carpet design representing bamboos, delightful touches that illustrate the remarkable and diverse beauty of Japan, while whimsical artwork nods to the hotel’s rising heights in the sky.

The Club Lounge embodies a luxurious ‘residence,’ featuring four distinctly unique spaces – reception, garden terrace, dining room, and library lounge – each created with a different atmosphere for morning, day, and evening. From carpet design inspired from Japanese stone pavement and fans made from Hinoki, or cypress trees, resembling the surrounding area and nearby Hinoki park to wallpaper featuring scattered silver leaves representing haze, all creating a sense of place and a juxtaposition between the east and west.

“We are delighted to usher in the next chapter of this distinctive hotel,” says Vice President and General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Mr. John Rolfs. “Now more than ever, the global traveler is seeking a true sense of connection to the destination they are traveling and we look forward to welcoming guests to rediscover our hotel, while continuing to experience the iconic service that is synonymous with The Ritz-Carlton.”

The new guest rooms and Club Lounge complete the luxury hotel’s multi-phase transformation that began with the re-opening of its signature restaurant, Hinokizaka in December 2014, along with the unveiling of The Lobby Lounge & Bar.

To commemorate the new era of luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo has unveiled ‘The Elevated Luxury Package,’ dedicated to inspiring meaningful journeys for their guests. The package includes lavish overnight accommodations including VIP amenities in the refined suites, exclusive access to the rejuvenated Club Lounge, reinvigorating spa treatment at The

Ritz-Carlton Spa by the newly introduced Sodashi – offering the purest skincare range in the world, and a specially crafted ‘Hanayagi’ course in the newly transformed Hinokizaka.

‘The Elevated Luxury Package’ is now available with nightly rates starting at approximately $2,417 USD. For bookings and more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/Tokyo.

About the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Located in the heart of Tokyo Midtown, in the city’s tallest building, 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 52-story building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo offers 360-degree panoramic vistas of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji. Featuring 245 guest rooms, including 35 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 and complimentary water at turndown. For pure luxury outside of its guest rooms, the hotel’s Spa and Fitness by ESPA offers guests the ultimate in pampering, while its four Japanese restaurants, Azure 45, offering contemporary French cuisine, and Towers, a modern bistro – 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, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/Tokyo.

About the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 90 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe.  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, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:  MAR)

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