The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa launched
17 July 2012
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa boasts extensive landscaping and contemporary architectural design, which features the Shurijo face motifs, distinctive red clay roof tiles, white walls and holy water ponds.
The 97 guestrooms and two suites of the Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa have balconies or terraces has views that overlook the East China Sea and the Kise Country Club. This new hotel also presents a host of restaurants and a bar, including the Chura-Nuhji, an Italian fine dining restaurant; Kise, a Teppan-yaki restaurant featuring local seafood and renowned Okinawan beef; and Gusuku, for all-day waterside dining.
Located through landscaped gardens is The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, in its own separate enclave. The spa features four treatment rooms, four dry treatment rooms, outdoor Cabanas offering Shiatsu or Thai massage. It also offers the Heat Experience (steam sauna, Jacuzzi hot tubs, stone sauna with weathered coral tiles). Two Retreat Suites are also available (Forest Suite and Ocean Suite) with their own private decks and stone baths. The spa retreat also houses a nail studio, relaxation room, indoor pool, and the fitness center.
The Spa reception features the use of organic materials in all design points, and the deep forest motif is evident where a display of light creates textural and moving shadows as if under the forest canopy. Views to the ancient Yambaru Forest can be enjoyed from treatment rooms.
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