Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Berjaya Okinawa Development are once again joining hands to develop its second Four Seasons property in Japan, which will be part of a new US$400 million development set to complete in four years.
This Okinawa resort is a continuation of Four Seasons with Berjaya Okinawa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian group Berjaya Land, which in turn is a subsidiary of Berjaya Corporation.
The two partners had earlier collaborated on the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Kyoto, which opened in December 2016, said Vincent Tan founder and executive chairman of Berjaya Corporation.
Comprising over 40ha of beachfront, the project site is located along the western coast of the island, approximately 50km north-east of Naha International Airport, with easy access by highway from the airport and close to tourist attractions.
Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa will comprise 12ha of the project development land area, with 120 hotel rooms, 120 residences and 40 villas.
The resort will be anchored by a resident beach club nestled on the east side, where guests as well as the homeowners will be able to access the natural beach. Additionally, the low-density layout of the resort will also allow guests and homeowners to access every amenity by foot, bicycles or golf carts. The resort facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, specialty dining and lounge, retail shops and recreation facilities, as well as public grounds and gardens.
The master plan for Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa, including planning and landscape architecture, is developed by EDSA Inc. Kengo Kuma, who was recently chosen to design the stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and Kuniken, a Japanese firm, will serve as joint architects.