Four Seasons unveils plans for $400m resort in Japan

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has revealed plans for a new property on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

The luxury hotel giant has teamed up with Berjaya Okinawa Development Co. Ltd. to build a new resort and private residences on the island following the success of their first venture together, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Kyoto.

The development, set to be called Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa, spans 100 acres of beachfront along the western coast of the island. It’s set to comprise 120 hotel rooms, 120 residences and 40 villas, as well as a resident beach club, restaurants, retail shops and recreation facilities. 

“We are proud to continue our successful partnership with Berjaya Group with another exceptional project in Japan, extending our presence in the region and offering both guests and residents more chances to experience Four Seasons,” said the hotel group's executive vice president for global business development, Bart Carnahan. 

“Together with Berjaya, we will not only create the very finest resort and residences of the highest quality, but will also offer a level of unparalleled service, one that is synonymous with the name Four Seasons around the globe.”

The project will be overseen by landscape architecture and urban design firm EDSA Inc, while world-renowned Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Kuniken will serve as joint architects.

It's expected to take four years to complete with a total development cost of $400 million and an estimated gross development value of $1 billion. 

“Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa is another iconic project in Japan for the Berjaya Group, emulating the success of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Kyoto, which officially opened in December 2016,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan, founder and executive chairman of BCorp.

“I am sure that with the prestigious Four Seasons branding and management, along with its strategic location in central Okinawa, the hotel will be one of the best on the island of Okinawa.”

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