Rosewood Miyakojima, the first Rosewood property in Japan, will open in 2024 on Miyako Island in the Okinawan archipelago.
The 55-villa, ultra-luxury resort is being developed by Mitsubishi Estate Co., one of the largest real-estate developers in Japan. It is being built on a secluded peninsula (site image at top of post) and will be surrounded on three sides by white sand beaches, dramatic rock formations and ocean vistas.
“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 officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “We are honored to have Mitsubishi Estate as our partner and very grateful for the trust they have placed in us to offer this exceptional experience.”
“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.”
The resort’s 55 villa accommodations will feature private pools, landscaped gardens and unobstructed sea views. Conceived by Netherlands-based Studio Piet Boon, the architecture and interiors are designed to immerse guests in the natural surroundings. Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc. is providing local architectural expertise and support in realizing the design vision, which makes extensive use of local materials.
Rosewood Miyakojima will also be home to:
- Four restaurants and bars that will include relaxed beachfront concepts showcasing fresh seafood, prized island-raised beef, locally distilled spirits and craft beer.
- Asaya, Rosewood’s pioneering integrated wellness concept, offering treatment rooms set amid private gardens, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities, and a menu of programs and services influenced by local healing traditions.
- Indoor and outdoor event spaces.
- Rosewood Explorer’s Club, Rosewood’s program for younger guests.