Okinawa, Japan - A groundbreaking ceremony for the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa ("Four Seasons Okinawa") was held at the project site in Onna Village on 28 October 2020.
The groundbreaking was officiated by the Mayor of Onna Village, Mr. Nagahama Yoshimi and witnessed by key representatives from Onna Village and Berjaya Okinawa Development Co Ltd.
Developed by Berjaya Okinawa Development Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berjaya Land Berhad, in partnership with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts ("Four Seasons"), the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, the Four Seasons Okinawa is part of a master plan development site comprising about 100 acres of beach front land along the western coast of the island, known as the Sunset Strip where most of the luxury resorts are located, and is close to the famous Manzamo Cape. It has easy access by highway from Naha Airport and is very near the major tourist attractions.
Comprising about 35 acres of the project development land area, the Four Seasons Okinawa will be a exclusively low-dense and low-rise resort development, with a total of 279 accommodation units, comprising 127 hotel rooms, 124 condo residences and 28 villa-type private residences. In keeping with Four Seasons brand’s unparalleled standards of hospitality, the resort facilities will include lively mix of epicurean restaurants and bars, a banquet venue, fitness and pool, spa treatment facilities, beach club and sports facilities, as well as public grounds and gardens of the highest standards. The low-density layout of the resort will allow guests and homeowners to access every amenity by foot, bicycles or golf carts.
Through the masterful eyes of world-renowned Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Kuniken with internationally-acclaimed masterplan and landscape architecture firm EDSA Inc, the project is expected to take approximately three years to complete with the gross development value estimated to be about USD1.0 billion.
Executive Chairman of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan said, “We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with Four Seasons for the Four Seasons Okinawa, emulating the success of Four Seasons Hotel and Hotel Residences Kyoto, which has garnered numerous international recognitions and accolades. Besides Okinawa, we will also be building a Four Seasons Hotel in Yokohama. In total, we plan to build a total of 10 hotels with Four Seasons branding across Japan.”
“Given the considerable effort and investment that will go into the design and construction of the Four Seasons Okinawa, as well as of the future property development projects which make up the remaining land in our master plan development, I am confident that our huge mixed development project in Onna Village will have vast commercial potential, and will add immense value to the economic development and growth of the island. Besides creating a host of long-term employment and business opportunities for the local community, it will put Okinawa on the world map as a prime destination to visit in Japan,” added Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan.
Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Land Berhad, Syed Ali Shahul Hameed said, “Known as the Hawaii of Japan, Okinawa is an elevating destination and it is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination in Japan. Coupled with the world-class reputation of Four Seasons brand, Berjaya Land Berhad sees a great opportunity in Four Seasons Okinawa as the most exciting iconic luxury resort destination of the highest standards on the island of Okinawa and will contribute significantly to the local economy."
The Four Seasons Okinawa will be Berjaya’s second hotel on the island. The Group opened the ANSA Resort Okinawa in November 2019. The hotel is located in Uruma, the third-largest city in the Okinawa prefecture.
About Berjaya Corporation Berhad
Established in 1984, Berjaya Corporation Berhad (“BCorp”) began as a steel company and through the entrepreneurial skills and leadership of its founder, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan, BCorp has grown into one of Malaysia’s largest home-grown conglomerates listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange.
BCorp is a diversified entity engaged in many businesses such as Consumer Marketing and Direct Selling; Property Investment and Development; Hotels, Resorts, Vacation Timeshare and Recreational Development; Gaming and Lottery Management; Food and Beverage; Financial Services; Motor Trading and Distributor; Environmental Services and Clean Technology Investment; and Telecommunication and Information Technology-related Services and Products.
The Group has been responsible for a number of notable and sought-after developments, ranging from golf course resort development, luxury condominiums, integrated commercial development, and township developments within prime locations in Malaysia and overseas. The Group also owns and manages several prime commercial buildings in Malaysia and owns hotels and resorts across Malaysia and in countries like Vietnam, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and Japan.
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality.?Currently operating 111 hotels and resorts, and 41 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world's best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.