Malaysia's Berjaya Hotels & Resorts opens first Okinawa resort

The Ansa Okinawa Resort is Berjaya Hotels & Resorts' first property on Japan's southernmost prefecture. Photo credit: Berjaya Hotels & Resorts

Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, a member of Malaysia's Berjaya Corporation Group of Companies, has opened the Ansa Okinawa Resort, the company's first property on Japan's southernmost prefecture. 

Present at the opening ceremony were Uruma City Mayor Toshio Shimabukuro, CEO of Berjaya Land Berhad Syed Ali Shahul Hameed, CEO of Berjaya Japan Regional Office Mie Kojaku, Director of Berjaya Okinawa Development Co. Tan Teng Yan and BHR Head of Operations Peter Wong.
 
Ansa Okinawa is located on the high ground of Uruma, the third largest city in the Okinawa prefecture. The six-story hotel has 123 rooms and suites, two food and beverage outlets, a banquet hall, a conference room, a swimming pool, a sauna and a fitness center. Upcoming facilities will include a children's inflatable playground, a picnic lawn and a pen where children can pet goats.

"Following the highly successful opening of our Four Seasons Hotel & Residences Kyoto in 2016, Ansa Okinawa is another milestone to Berjaya Group's significant investment in Japan" said Ali. "We look forward to more long-term development projects in Okinawa, such as the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences Okinawa which is expected to commence its groundwork by Q2 2020."