A new Four Seasons resorts is coming to Okinawa, Japan, the hotel chain’s third property in the country and its first in the popular beach destination.
The new development, to be known as Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa, will be built on 100 acres of beachfront along Okinawa’s west coast, approximately 31 miles (50 kilometres) northeast of Naha International Airport.
The resort will be comprised of 120 hotel rooms, 120 residences and 40 villas and is expected to be completed within four years. Total cost of the project is estimated at USD $400 million and estimated gross development value of USD $1 billion.
World-renowned Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Kuniken will serve as joint architects of the project; Kuma's work has been internationally acknowledged and he was also chosen to design Tokyo's Olympic Stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games.
The resort, which will be anchored by a resident beach club nestled on the east side, will include an all-day dining restaurant, specialty dining and lounge, retail shops and recreation facilities, as well as public grounds and gardens.