Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for its first property in Japan, located on Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago.
The all-suite Rosewood Miyakojima 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”.
Facilities will include private pools, four restaurants and bars, indoor and outdoor event venues, and Rosewood’s Asaya wellness concept, offering “treatment rooms set amid private gardens, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities and a menu of programmes and services influenced by local healing traditions”.
The development 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.
Rosewood currently has a portfolio of around ten properties in the Asia region, in destinations including Beijing, Guangzhou, Sanya, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Pnom Penh, with hotels under development in Chengdu, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hermana Mayor (the Philippines), and Hoi An.
A second London property is also set to open in 2024, within the former US Embassy building on Grosvenor Square.
Commenting on the news Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of 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.”