Four Seasons unveils plans for Okinawa development

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Berjaya Okinawa Development have announced a new hotel development on the island of Okinawa, Japan.

The project will debut as part of the development’s master plan as Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences Okinawa.

Comprising a total of 100 acres (more than 40 hectares) of beachfront, the project site is located along the western coast of the island, approximately 31 miles (50 kilometres) northeast of Naha International Airport, with easy access by highway from the airport and close to tourist attractions.

The Resort will comprise 30 acres (12 hectares) of the project development land area, with 120 hotel rooms, 120 residences and 40 villas.

The project is expected to take approximately four years to complete with a total development cost of US$400 million and estimated gross development value of US$1 billion.

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Berjaya Okinawa Development is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian group Berjaya Land Berhad, which in turn is a subsidiary of Berjaya Corporation Berhad.

“Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa is another iconic project in Japan for the Berjaya Group, emulating the success of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Kyoto, which officially opened in December 2016,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan, founder of BCorp.

“I am sure that with the prestigious Four Seasons branding and management, along with its strategic location in central Okinawa, the hotel will be one of the best on the island of Okinawa.”

The master plan for Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences Okinawa, including planning and landscape architecture, is developed by internationally renowned landscape architecture and urban design firm EDSA Inc, and world-renowned Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Kuniken will serve as joint architects of the project.

Kengo Kuma’s work has been internationally acknowledged and he was chosen to design Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games recently; and Kuniken is the largest architecture firm in Okinawa.

“We are proud to continue our successful partnership with Berjaya Group with another exceptional project in Japan, extending our presence in the region and offering both guests and residents more chances to experience Four Seasons,” says Bart Carnahan, executive vice president, global business development, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

“Together with Berjaya, we will not only create the very finest resort and residences of the highest quality, but will also offer a level of unparalleled service, one that is synonymous with the name Four Seasons around the globe.”