The Luxury Collection announced the signing of IRAPH SUI, a hotel construction in Okinawa, Japan. Owned by the Mori Trust Group and planned to open late in 2018, the new island resort will be will be located in the city of Miyakojima, near Okinawa and will be the third Luxury Collection hotel in Japan.
The new resort will be located on an elevated headland on the southwestern coastline of Irabu, a small island in the Miyako island group. In addition to nine suites with private pools, the resort will also feature ten luxurious junior suites and one executive suite – all 57 rooms will enjoy stunning sea views. Amenities include a 72-foot outdoor swimming pool, a modern fitness center and a spa. IRAPH SUI will also feature an all-day restaurant, a relaxing pool bar and a beach club.
With their pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, the Miyako islands are a famous scuba diving destination, boasting spectacular underwater rock formations resulting from volcanic activity, colossal limestone arches, underwater caves and grottoes, as well as abundant coral and sea life. The Miyako islands are also becoming popular for international cruise companies. They received a total of 703,000 visitors in 2016 compared to 514,000 in the previous year. The islands are located approximately 250 miles east of Taipei, and Miyako airport has direct flight connections to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
The Luxury Collection takes guests on journeys to the world’s most inspiring places, enriching and transforming modern global travel with authentic and timeless experiences that evoke lasting, cherished memories. There are currently 28 Luxury Collection hotels in Asia-Pacific region. The signing of IRAPH SUI in Okinawa will add another jewel to the crown of the Marriott International luxury portfolio in Japan, driving the strategic growth of The Luxury Collection brand in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as globally.