Two firms design Fujita Kanko’s Okinawa-inspired Japan hotel

Hotel Gracery Naha

Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko opened a new hotel in Okinawa. Hotel Gracery Naha’s building and facility design was by Shimizu Corporation, while interior design was by age co.

Naha is the capital city of Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture in Japan; it is composed of more than 100 islands. Located on Kokusai-dori, Naha’s main street, in Okinawa’s downtown area, the newly built 198-room hotel is a 15-minute drive from Naha Airport.

The hotel design is said to emphasize Okinawa’s ocean. There is a one-of-a-kind “Churaumi Room” that has a high-tech video projection of local underwater footage, including marine species such as manta rays and whale sharks, on its wall. It incorporates touch-video functionality so that touching the wall activates the ocean and fish.

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The hotel’s entrance area also has a similar visual effect that gives the impression of guests walking on water.

Guestrooms have separate toilets and bathrooms.

Meanwhile, the hotel’s restaurant has typical Okinawan cuisine.

Hotel Gracery Naha is the fifth property in the Hotel Gracery group, following the 2015 opening of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, a Godzilla-themed hotel in Tokyo. Next, Fujita Kanko plans to open Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo on July 1.

Hotel Gracery Naha

Hotel Gracery Naha

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