Located in the Seaside Momochi area, the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk is only three minutesâ€™ walk from the ocean, set in one of Japanâ€™s 100 most beautiful cityscapes. It is also a short walk from Fukuokaâ€™s main sights.
There are 670 Hilton Rooms comprising double and twin options, Deluxe Rooms (250), Executive Rooms (64), Panoramic Suites (20) and Other Suites (49).
All guestrooms across the 26th and 29th floors, as well as common spaces on all floors, were renovated in April 2018. The resulting new colour palette of grey and turquoise was chosen to convey the sea surrounding the hotel, while white and green convey the sand and pines that line the local coastline.
My 20m2 Hilton Room (double) boasted a stunning sea view while black-out curtains prevented any light disturbance from the twinkling city lights below. The welcome gift of a Japanese-style two-tier box filled with traditional, seasonal confections was a delightful surprise.
There are 37 function rooms of various sizes, many of which offer views of the ocean or the cityscape at night.
At 2,440m2, the hotelâ€™s largest conventional hall, Argos, can accommodate 3,500 people. It is equipped with audiovisual equipment and simultaneous interpretation systems, making it popular for international events or mega-sized conferences. Argos can be divided into six smaller spaces.
The Penthouse, on the 34th floor, is home to four function rooms. The Ocean Lounge, Tower Penthouse and Bay Penthouse can each accommodate 40â€“100 guests for dinner and 30â€“200 guests in theatre-style. Meanwhile, the exclusive Ocean Penthouse offers an intimate space for small group discussions or dinner while enjoying a 320-degree view of the ocean.
On the first, third and fourth floors, there are 19 banquet rooms.
There are seven F&B options across the hotel: Seala Brasserie & Lounge, Boukairou Chinese Restaurant, Tomozuna Sushi-Kappo, Kinyohtei Teppanyaki, Clouds Bar & Dining, Kawataro Ikizukuri and Matsukoh Ryotei.
Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, pools, a Japanese stone bath and the newly redesigned shopping arcade Seahawk Galleria. Japanese cultural experiences such as kimono dressing and tea ceremony are available.
Staff are knowledgeable about Fukuoka and enthusiastic about getting me to explore more of the city.
Number of rooms 1,053