First Rosewood-branded hotel to open in Japan on Miyakojima


Rosewood has signed a management agreement with Mitsubishi Estate to open the first Rosewood-branded hotel in Japan.

Scheduled to open in 2024, the 55-villa Rosewood Miyakojima will be located on Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago.

Miyako Island and nearby isles offer miles of soft, white sand with endless vistas of turquoise-blue sea. Aquatic adventures range from snorkeling at Yabiji, the largest coral reef expanse in Japan, to diving through underwater caverns teeming with marine life and outstanding deep-sea fishing.

Approached through verdant sugar cane fields, Rosewood Miyakojima will occupy a secluded peninsula surrounded on three sides by white sand beaches, dramatic rock formations and stunning ocean vistas.

Arriving visitors will feel the sand beneath their feet within a 20-minute drive from Miyako Airport and 30-minute drive from Shimojishima Airport which receives direct flights from Hong Kong and major cities in Japan.

The resort’s 55 villas will feature private pools, landscaped gardens and unobstructed sea views.

Facilities will include four restaurants and bars, a variety of event spaces, and a spa with treatment rooms as well as indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities.

“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,” said Atsushi Nakajima, senior executive officer, Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd. “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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How can such project got approved? Not good for Okinawa lovers. The island should be kept as empty as it was.

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It's about greed and speculation. They do not really care about the locals. Welcome to the capitalistic world.

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Miyako Island and nearby isles offer miles of soft, white sand with endless vistas of turquoise-blue sea.

Along with the regular typhoons.

The cyclones in Australia killed many of the resorts on the Reef island.

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