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The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo Named Five-Star Hotel in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards

September 7, 2020 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) – the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas – today offered a sneak peek at select winners from its upcoming 2021 annual Star Awards.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo was recognized as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel and will be showcased with other honorees on

Positioned at the 45th floor, above Tokyo’s tallest building and overlooking the vibrant Roppongi District, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is a five-star hotel that redefines luxury in Japan. Occupying the top nine floors and the first three levels of the 53-story Midtown Tower, this immaculate luxury hotel transfixes guests from the moment of arrival in its magnificent sky lobby. Featuring 247 elegantly appointed guestrooms including 35 suites with stunning skyline views of Tokyo and Mt. Fuji, a world-class rejuvenating spa, state-of-the-art event venues and acclaimed restaurants including the Michelin-starred Azure 45, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo offers the ultimate urban oasis set atop a dramatic skyscraper.

When not taking in the breathtaking hotel views of Mt. Fuji and the Tokyo Tower, guests can enjoy a string of authentic on-property experiences to immerse themselves in the colorful world of Japanese culture. From a private sake or whisky tasting, authentic ikebana class – Japanese flower arranging, to trying their hand at one of Japan’s most unique forms of martial arts, Shorinjiryu Karate and more, the distinctive luxury hotel orchestrates exceptional experiences with artistry, surprise and personalized attention for both business and leisure travelers alike.

“We are honored to receive this coveted award and to be part of an elite group of the world’s top Five-Star hotels,” said Yuji Tanaka, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. “Our devoted Ladies and Gentlemen take immense pride in delivering world-class luxury and personalized service and we are thrilled to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide.”

Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned expert in genuine Five-Star service, announced its 2020 Star Awards in February. FTG is now adding to the prestigious award winners list by revealing some 2021 winners early to provide getaway inspiration as travel picks up post-quarantine. The early winners for 2021 were inspected prior to COVID-19 closures.

“It gives us much pleasure to recognize these deserving properties with their 2021 awards,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “We hope that these excellent properties will prompt travelers to start dreaming about their next trip and build anticipation for our forthcoming full slate of awards in 2021.”

He added, “It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating, and all of our winners have demonstrated dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all and their commitment to consistently deliver excellence to guests.”

Forbes Travel Guide will celebrate the full list of 2021 Star Award winners in spring 2021.

To view the new Star Award winners, visit For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, visit

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