First Hyatt hotel opens in Okinawa

The capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, opened the island's first-ever Hyatt-branded hotel.

A joint venture between Hyatt Hotels Corp., Ken Corp. and Ken Real Estate Lease debuted the Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa. The 294-key hotel is the tenth Hyatt-branded hotel in Japan and the sixth Hyatt Regency property in the country.

“Designed to cultivate connections with the local community and visitors, while offering a sophisticated level of hospitality, we look forward to welcoming guests and contributing positively to the tourism industry of Okinawa," said Kento Sato, GM of the Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa.

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

Okinawa’s first Hyatt Regency hotel has 294 guestrooms, a fitness center on the third floor, four restaurants and bars, as well as a first-floor lounge. Additionally, the hotel incorporates 882 square feet of meeting and event space on its second floor and a multi-level parking facility for 92 vehicles.

Suggested Articles

The company has seen resilient performance from its Holiday Inn brand family, in addition to signing almost 100 properties under the flags in H1 2020.

The report suggests the hotel industry has made “promising” weekly occupancy gains since the low point of the pandemic.

Former Director of Operations Kimberly O’Fallon has been promoted to help drive the company’s growth plans.