Marriott International’s Luxury Collection brand has signed Iraph Sui, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Okinawa, Japan.
Owned by The Mori Trust Group and slated to open in late 2018, the new island resort will be located in the city of Miyakojima, in Okinawa Prefecture. It will be the third Luxury Collection hotel in Japan.
“We are thrilled to welcome this island resort to our portfolio in Japan,” said Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection. “The luxury vacation market in Japan is as well-established one, and sophisticated travellers are always looking for exciting new destinations and authentic experiences wherever they go. This latest addition to The Luxury Collection in Japan will enhance the brand’s position in the global hospitality market and provide an exceptional indigenous experience to global luxury travellers.”
The resort will be located on an elevated headland on the southwest coast of Irabu, a small island in the Miyako Island group, where all 57 rooms will enjoy sea views. It will include:
nine suites with private plunge pools;
20 luxurious junior suites;
one executive suite;
a 72-foot outdoor swimming pool;
state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa;
pool bar; and
The Miyako Islands offer white sand beaches and crystal-clear water. They are renowned scuba diving destinations, and boast spectacular underwater rock formations resulting from volcanic activity, colossal Ryūkyū limestone arches, underwater caves and grottoes, and abundant coral and sea life.
The islands are approximately 250 miles east of Taipei. The Miyako airport has direct flight connections to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
“We are proud to combine the resources of the More Trust Group with the prestige of the Marriott International Luxury Collection brand to bring this exciting new resort to Okinawa,” said Miwako Date, president, Mori Trust Group. “This warm, unspoilt and idyllic region of Japan is well-known for its stunning seascapes and natural beauty, and out new hotel will showcase its charms and treasures to the most discerning of luxury travellers.”