IHG plans Okinawa's third InterContinental

ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa
The InterContinental Okinawa Chura Sun Resort will join the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, which opened last month. Photo credit: IHG

Tokyo's IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan and Taipei-based Chia Hsin Cement Corp. Group have signed a hotel management contract for the InterContinental Okinawa Chura Sun Resort, set to open in 2023.

The property will be the third hotel for the brand in Okinawa, joining ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort and ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort. 
The new-build resort will be located in Chura Sun Beach with two wings (one for the hotel and one for villas). The property, designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates and Habitech Architects Joint Venture, will have 373 guestrooms, four restaurants and a bar, banquet rooms and meeting facilities, a large hot spring, recreation center, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center and a chapel.

Currently there are eight InterContinental hotels and resorts in Japan, including the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, which opened in August. The InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 is set to open in November.  

Next summer the ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort on Ishigaki island in Okinawa will be expanded from 255 rooms to 458 rooms.