The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., has opened the 58-room IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa, marking the third Luxury Collection property in Japan.
IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa is nestled in natural greenery and landscaped gardens on Irabu Island. Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, ranging from 46 square metres to 120 square metres, offer a complete set of amenities and private balconies with views of the ocean; several suites offer private swimming pools. The clean, crisp interior design showcases motifs of island elements, including “Minsah” weaving, the traditional Okinawan textile and crafts inspired by the surrounding coral reefs.
Irabu Island is part of the Miyako Islands, a group of islands in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture known for their beautiful white-sand beaches, clear warm water and remarkable diving experiences. The Miyako Islands boast several UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions, as well as spectacular natural offerings including unique underwater volcanic rock formations shaped over millions of years, majestic Ryukyu limestone arches, vivid coral reefs and colourful marine life. The name of the hotel “IRAPH” is believed to be the ancient name for Irabu, meaning “beautifully coloured”.
Guests can enjoy nearby excursions including visiting the destination’s unparalleled beaches – from Toguchinohama Beach, known for its flour-like sand, to Sawada Beach, famed for its unique large boulders, washed up from a tsunami in 1771 – in addition to the iconic Irabu Bridge, the longest free bridge in Japan.
Located on the southern part of Irabu Island, the hotel is located 20 minutes by car from Miyako Airport. In 2019, the new Shimojishima Airport, which will also cater to private jets, is expected to open, making it a convenient gateway for international guests travelling to the island.
More at www.marriott.com/IRAPHSUI.