The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced that the 2018 Tokyo-Osaka Michelin Guide has awarded its Azure 45 hotel in Tokyo a Michelin Star for the third consecutive year.

Newcomers added to the list this year included the La Baie at The Ritz-Carlton Osaka and Tempura Mizuki at The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto awarded one new Michelin Star each.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s Vice President of Luxury, Asia Pacific Excluding Greater China Victor Clevall said the hotel is extremely honoured that the Michelin Guide has once again recognised the outstanding work of its chefs.

“These awards are also made possible by the outstanding professional skills of all the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton who create the exceptional experiences for our guests each day,” said Mr Clevall.

“Their talent, hard work and dedication has placed them at the pinnacle of their extremely demanding art. It is fitting that their achievements have now been recognised by this most important of gastronomic guides.”

Mr Clavell noted the huge honour of receiving a total of nine Michelin Stars for eight of the restaurants over seven Ritz-Carlton hotels, stating that the name has earned synonymy with luxury and fine dining.

Chef Shintaro Miyazaki’s confident, creative touch and balanced flavours earned Azure 45, the signature French restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, its first Michelin star in 2016, and this is the third consecutive year that the restaurant has been awarded a star.

La Baie at The Ritz-Carlton Osaka has earned its Michelin star for its inspired takes on classic French cuisine.

This is the first Michelin star for Tempura Mizuki, helmed by Kenji Fujimoto who elevates traditional Japanese tempura to a high art form, and the company have high hopes that it will not be the last.

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