Ritz-Carlton Okinawa Opens in Japan
Ritz-Carlton has opened its first resort hotel in Japan, the Ritz-Carlton Okinawa.
The Okinawa Prefecture consists of hundreds of the Ryuku Islands which extend in a chain over 1,000 miles (620 kilometers) long from Kyushu in the direction of Taiwan. Okinawa Island is a tropical island known for outdoor and waterborne activities.
The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa offers 97 rooms and two suites, all of which feature balconies or terraces. The resort was designed to reflect the Okinawan style of hospitality known as “gusuku” (the word literally means guest room) and is decorated with Shurijo face motifs, white walls, and ponds.
Restaurants at the new hotel include Chura-Nuhji (Italian), Kise (Teppanyaki), and Gusuku (Japanese). Other amenities include a Ritz-Carlton Spa by Espa along with a fitness center and pool.
In the Japanese market, Ritz-Carlton currently operates hotels in Tokyo and Osaka.