The new Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa is the first luxury resort from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open in Japan.
The 97-room hotel opens on the island of Okinawa, which claims to offer holidaymakers luxurious golf courses, and clear, emerald green water.
Herve Humler, the company president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, said, ‘We are delighted to be able to bring our first true luxury resort hotel to Japan to complement our city hotels in Tokyo and Osaka. We have no doubt that Okinawa has the potential to be a resort island of true international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world, whether they are visiting the island for business or pleasure. It really is a hidden gem and the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa helps to put this destination on the map for discerning luxury travellers.’
The hotel guestrooms and two suites all have balconies or terraces offering views of the East China Sea and the Kise Country Club. The Kise Country Club offers two championship golf courses, as well as a clubhouse offering a variety of cuisines. Other hotel features include a range of restaurants, a bar, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA.
Victor Clavell, area vice president of Asia for Ritz-Carlton, said, ‘Our first luxury resort in Japan underlines our commitment to the Japanese market. The culture of friendship or ‘keion’ on this island blends seamlessly with The Ritz-Carlton promise to offer the finest personal service and facilities in a warm yet refined ambiance. We anticipate bringing more of the island’s incredible culture to the world.’