The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of the 58-room Iraph Sui in Miyako Okinawa, marking the third property to join the brand Japan.
Owned by Mori Trust, the hotel is a stunning seafront property that overlooks the warm pristine waters of Japan’s southern Okinawa islands.
Iraph Sui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa is nestled in natural greenery and lushly landscaped gardens on Irabu Island.
Luxuriously appointed guest rooms that range from 495 square feet to 1,290 square feet offer a complete set of amenities and private balconies with views of the white sandy beach and azure ocean, with several suites in the hotel also featuring private swimming pools.
The clean, crisp interior design of the hotel and guest rooms showcase motifs of island elements, including Minsah weaving, the traditional Okinawan textile and crafts inspired by the surrounding coral reefs.
Irabu Island is part of the Miyako Islands, a group of islands in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture known for their beautiful white-sand beaches, clear warm water, and remarkable diving experiences.
“With an established presence in the bustling, modern capital of Tokyo as well as the majestic, cultural city of Kyoto, The Luxury Collection is thrilled to debut our third hotel in Japan with our partner Mori Trust,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection.
“Irabu in Okinawa is a vividly beautiful island brimming with distinct and unique cultural experiences, and Iraph Sui will allow our global explorers to see this captivating country through a new lens.”
Iraph Sui will offer immersive experiences and opportunities to discover the rich traditional culture of Miyako.
Guests can enjoy nearby excursions including visiting the unparalleled beaches that the destination has to offer – from Toguchinohama Beach, known for its flour-like sand, to
Sawada Beach, famed for its unique landscape with large boulders resulting from a tsunami in 1771 – in addition to the iconic Irabu Bridge, celebrated as the longest free bridge in Japan.
“Okinawa has been attracting both domestic and international travellers with its distinctive culture and magnificent natural attractions, including some of the finest sand beaches and coral reefs in the world,” said Miwako Date, president, Mori Trust.
Located on the southern part of Irabu Island, the hotel is located 20 minutes by car from Miyako Airport.
In 2019, the new Shimojishima Airport, which will also cater to private jets, is expected to open, making this a convenient gateway for international guests traveling to the island.