Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Berjaya Okinawa Development Co. Ltd have revealed plans for a new development on the island of Okinawa, Japan. The project will debut as part of the development’s masterplan as Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa.
Comprising more than 40 hectares of beachfront land, the project site is located along the western coast of the island, approximately 50 kilometres northeast of Naha International Airport. The resort will comprise 12 hectares of the project development land area, with 120 hotel rooms, 120 residences and 40 villas. It is expected to take approximately four years to complete with a total development cost of US$400 million and estimated gross development value of US$1 billion.
The masterplan for Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa, including planning and landscape architecture, is developed by internationally renowned landscape architecture and urban design firm EDSA Inc; Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Kuniken will serve as joint architects of the project. Kengo Kuma’s work has been internationally acknowledged and he was recently chosen to design Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games.
The vision is to create a destination that portrays the cultural heritage of Okinawa island along with its natural landscape and resources. The resort will be anchored by a resident beach club nestled on the east side, where guests – as well as homeowners – will be able to access the beach. Additionally, the low-density layout of the resort will allow guests and homeowners to access every amenity by foot, bicycles or golf carts. The resort facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, specialty dining and lounge, retail shops and recreation facilities, as well as public grounds and gardens.