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Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to debut in Japan

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has unveiled plans for its debut hotel in Japan, located on Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago.


Rosewood’s first Japanese property, Rosewood Miyakojima will be situated around 20 minutes from Miyako airport, and 30 minutes from Shimojishima airport, which has direct flights from Hong Kong and major Japanese cities.

Hotel Details

The Ultra-Luxury resort is scheduled to open in 2024 and will offer 55 villas situated on ‘a secluded peninsula surrounded on three sides by white sand beaches, dramatic rock formations and stunning ocean vistas’.

The resort’s 55 accommodations will feature private pools, landscaped gardens and unobstructed sea views. Designed by Netherlands-based Studio Piet Boon, the architecture and interiors are seamlessly designed to immerse guests in the natural surroundings and express harmony with the island through the extensive use of local materials. Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc. is providing local architectural expertise and support in realizing the design vision.

Four restaurants and bars will include relaxed beachfront concepts showcasing fresh seafood, prized island-raised beef, locally distilled spirits and craft beer.

On-site recreation will include a standalone Rosewood Explorer’s Club, Rosewood’s program for younger guests designed to inspire creativity and imagination, encourage adventure, discovery and social responsibility through unique experiences attuned to the destination. Asaya, Rosewood’s pioneering integrated wellness concept, will offer treatment rooms set amid private gardens, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities and a menu of programs and services influenced by local healing traditions.

Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group, said:

We are tremendously excited that our first presence in Japan will be in this exquisite location, where Rosewood’s signature A Sense of Place concept will be expressed amidst such a spectacular setting and rich culture. We are honoured to have [real estate developer] Mitsubishi Estate as our partner and very grateful for the trust they have placed in us to offer this exceptional experience.

Atsushi Nakajima, Senior Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., said:

Rosewood’s sensitivity to its locales and its dedication to the highest levels of hospitality excellence, whichare perfectly in line with our philosophy of urban developments, inspired us to appoint them to manage this very special resort. We are fully confident that Rosewood Miyakojima will become one of the world’s most coveted vacation destinations when it opens its doors.

Presently, Rosewood manages around 10 properties in Asia region, in places such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Sanya, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Pnom Penh. Some hotels are under development in cities such as Chengdu, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hermana Mayor (the Philippines), and Hoi An.

Featured image by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

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