Rosewood to open its first hotel in Japan

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has confirmed it will open its first property in Japan in 2024.

The hotel group has been appointed by real estate company Mitsubishi Estate to manage Rosewood Miyakojima on Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago. 

Located on a secluded peninsula, the resort will be a 20-minute drive away from Miyako Airport and a 30-minute drive away from Shimojishima Airport, which receives direct flights from Hong Kong and major cities in Japan. 

Rosewood Miyakojima will offer 55 villas, all of which will feature private pools, landscaped gardens and unobstructed sea views. 

Four restaurants and bars are set to include ‘relaxed’ beachfront concepts featuring fresh seafood, island-raised beef, locally distilled spirits and craft beer. 

The hotel will also feature a standalone Rosewood Explorer’s Club for children and the brand’s spa and wellness concept Asaya, featuring treatment rooms set amid private gardens, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities and a selection of programmes influenced by local healing traditions. 

Activities at Rosewood Miyakojima will include diving, deep-sea fishing and snorkelling at Yabiji, the largest coral reef expanse in Japan.

Out of resort, guests can visit the natural stone arch of nearby Sunayama beach, the lighthouse at Higashi-Hennazaki Cape and the seven-kilometre stretch of Yonaha Maehama beach.

“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,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive of Rosewood Hotel Group.

“We are honoured to have Mitsubishi Estate as our partner and very grateful for the trust they have placed in us to offer this exceptional experience.”

Atsushi Nakajima, senior executive officer at Mitsubishi Estate, added: “Rosewood’s sensitivity to its locales and its dedication to the highest levels of hospitality excellence, which are perfectly in line with our philosophy of urban developments, inspired us to appoint them to manage this very special resort.

“We are fully confident that Rosewood Miyakojima will become one of the world’s most coveted vacation destinations when it opens its doors.” 

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