The Luxury Collection Hotel & Resorts announced the signing of IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Okinawa, Japan. Owned by The Mori Trust Group, the new island resort is slated to open in 2018 in the city of Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture.
IRAPH SUI will be the third Luxury Collection hotel in Japan. The sits on an elevated headland on the southwestern coastline of Irabu, a small island in the Miyako Island group, where its 57 guestrooms overlook the ocean.
The resort has nine suites with private plunge pools, 10 Junior suites and one Executive Suite. Amenities include a 72-foot outdoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. IRAPH SUI has an all-day restaurant, a relaxing pool bar and a beach club.
The white sand beaches and clear waters of the Miyako Islands make them a famous scuba diving destination, with amazing underwater rock formations resulting from volcanic activity, limestone arches, underwater caves and grottos, as well as abundant coral and sea life. The islands have also become a popular port of call for international cruise companies, receiving over 703,000 visitors in 2016, up from 514,000 in the previous year.
The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc. recently surpassed 100 locations in more than 30 countries and territories.