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October 21, 2017 Destination Okinawa, Hotel Developments No Comments Email Email

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced today that it has decided, together with Halekulani Corporation*1 (Headquarters: Hawaii, U.S.A., COO: Peter Shaindlin), to open Halekulani Okinawa at the site of the Okinawa Inbu Beach Hotel Project (tentative name) in Onna Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, in the summer of 2019 (planned).

Under the Group’s “Innovation 2017 Stage II” medium-term business plan, announced in May 2015, Mitsui Fudosan has positioned the hotel and resort business as one of its new growth areas.  Along with taking proactive steps to develop the proprietary brand, Mitsui Garden Hotels in Japan, Mitsui Fudosan has been working to develop luxury hotel properties and attract such properties to its multi-use developments in central Tokyo, including such notable luxury hotel properties as Mandarin Oriental Tokyo and The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.  In the resort field, Mitsui Fudosan has been developing the resort business since 2007, which includes such properties as NEMU HOTEL & RESORT, Toba Hotel International and Haimurubushi.  Mitsui Fudosan invited Aman Resorts, an international luxury hotel group, to participate in the NEMU RESORT project, opening AMANEMU on the premises in March 2016.  Okinawa, which offers significant prospects for growth in the luxury hotel market, Mitsui Fudosan has decided to open Halekulani Okinawa as its first luxury hotel in Japan under its proprietary hotel brand.

This year, Halekulani celebrates the centennial of its founding as a hotel on Waikiki Beach.  In this landmark year, the announcement of the opening of the second Halekulani in Japan, with which it has close ties, and on Okinawa, one of Japan’s leading beach resort destinations, will be a momentous undertaking that will carry Halekulani forward into its next century of business.

Halekulani Okinawa will welcome Mr. Jun Yoshie as its first general manager, who has extensive experience in luxury hotel management. Aiming for a grand opening in 2019, Mitsui Fudosan is determined to develop a world-class luxury hotel at the project site, which faces one of Japan’s finest beaches on the west coast of the main island of Okinawa.  We hope that you will share our high expectations for this new luxury hotel property.

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