Marriott, Mori Trust Group to develop Okinawa Luxury Collection hotel

Iraph Sui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Okinawa, Japan

Marriott's Luxury Collection soft brand is set to open the Iraph Sui in Okinawa, Japan, next year. Owned by the Mori Trust Group, the new island resort will be in the city of Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture. The resort and will be the third Luxury Collection hotel in Japan.

The new 57-guestroom Luxury Collection resort will be on an elevated headland on the southwestern coastline of Irabu, a small island in the Miyako Island group. In addition to nine suites with private pools, the resort will also have 10 junior suites and one executive suite. 

The Miyako Islands are becoming a popular port of call for international cruise companies, receiving a total of 703,000 visitors in 2016, compared to 514,000 in the previous year. The islands are approximately 250 miles east of Taipei, and Miyako airport has direct flight connections to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

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The Luxury Collection currently operates 28 hotels in the Asia Pacific region. The signing of Iraph Sui in Okinawa will add another property to the Marriott International portfolio in Japan, driving the growth of the Luxury Collection brand in the Asia Pacific region and globally.