- Name: The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
- Rooms: 97
- Rating: 5-Star
- Brand: The Ritz-Carlton
- Parent: Marriott International
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa is the ultimate luxury destination for visitors to a tropical island that that has been the secret getaway for generations of Japanese visitors. Rich in championship golf courses and surrounded by pristine emerald waters near Kise Beach. The Okinawan concept of hospitality or “gusuku” which translates as “castle” or “guest house” has been carefully reflected throughout the property to give it a welcoming sense of place. The hotel embodies this spirit through its landscaping and contemporary architectural design which extensively features the Shurijo face motifs, distinctive red clay roof tiles, white walls, and holy water ponds.
The hotels 97 rooms and suites incorporate the hallmarks of local Ryukyu design which pairs beautifully with golf course and sea views. All accommodations feature terraces; some, including the Cabana Room, offer private whirlpools. Spacious layouts include a seating area, workspace, and bathroom with an elegant soaking tub. The culture of friendship or ‘keion’ on this island blends seamlessly with the finest personal service and facilities in a warm yet refined ambiance.
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa enjoys sweeping panoramic views that overlook the East China Sea and the Kise Country Club. Inspired by the spectacular scenery of ancient forests, manicured golf courses and the sea, the luxurious resort has been designed to be in harmony with its natural surroundings. From the 14th to the 16th centuries, Okinawa was known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. Traces of that era remain in the form of nine World Heritage Sites scattered across Okinawa including Sefa-utaki, where a triangle-shaped tunnel formed by two rocks leads to the city’s most sacred altar. As one of Japan’s most popular holiday destinations, Okinawa appeals with more than history and culture.
- Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa – 1343-1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa 905-0026, Japan