Ritz-Carlton opens luxury wellness-focused resort in Nikko

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s latest hotel to join its luxury Asia Pacific portfolio is located in Japan’s Nikko National Park, set amid a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The hotel’s 94 guestrooms and suites all feature a private balcony that flows seamlessly with an engawa lounge area, while facilities on-site include four F&B venues – The Japanese Restaurant, Lakehouse, The Bar, and The Lobby Lounge.

Guestroom Lakeview Suite

Treat incentive winners to a session at the Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, in one of the four treatment rooms. This is the first Ritz-Carlton property to feature authentic Japanese hotsprings, and there are indoor and open-air baths to choose from, where waters have been drawn from the nearby Yumoto Onsen.

As wellness will be order of the day due to the pandemic, guests will be interested to know that a nightly meditation is available. Every day at dusk, the lobby area will be transformed into a place of spiritual respite, offering a moment to reset and appreciate the day that has passed. Upon departure, guests will receive a sacred omamori (Japanese amulet), their own keepsake memento and a wish for safe travel.

There is also a wide selection of outdoor pursuits to choose from for incentive groups, ranging from cycling through protected wetlands to meditating under waterfalls.

Indoor activities meanwhile, include learning the Japanese skill of furoshiki wrapping, witnessing a mystical temple fire ceremony or enjoying the sounds of drums and Japanese flute music at a sacred ritual ceremonial dance.

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