The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa opens

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa boasts landscaping and contemporary architectural design that features the Shurijo face motifs, distinctive red clay roof tiles, white walls and water ponds.

The 97 guestrooms and two suites of the Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa have balconies or terraces whichhas views of the East China Sea and the Kise Country Club. This new hotel also presents a host of restaurants and a bar, including the Chura-Nuhji, an Italian fine dining restaurant; Kise, a Teppan-yaki restaurant featuring local seafood and renowned Okinawan beef; and Gusuku, for all-day waterside dining.

Located through landscaped gardens is The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, in its own separate enclave. The spa features four treatment rooms, four dry treatment rooms, outdoor Cabanas offering Shiatsu or Thai massage. It also offers the "heat experience" (steam sauna, Jacuzzi hot tubs, stone sauna with weathered coral tiles). Two Retreat Suites are also available (Forest Suite and Ocean Suite) with their own private decks and stone baths. The spa retreat similarly houses a nail studio, relaxation room, indoor pool, and the fitness center.

The spa reception features the use of organic materials in all design points. Views to the ancient Yambaru Forest can be enjoyed from treatment rooms.

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