Marriott has expanded its portfolio of hotels in
Japan with the opening of the 58-room Iraph Sui, a Luxury Collection Hotel
in Miyako, Okinawa.
The hotel, the
third Luxury Collection property in Japan, is owned by Mori Trust
Iraph Sui is
nestled in natural greenery and lushly landscaped gardens on Irabu
Island, 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
colorful marine life.
The name of the hotel “Iraph” is believed to be the ancient name for Irabu, meaning “beautifully-colored”.
Guest rooms range in size from 495
square feet to 1,290 square feet and feature private balconies with views of the white sandy beach and
azure ocean. Several suites also feature their own private
The hotel also features a restaurant, an
infinity-edge pool, and a spa offering a diverse range of treatments that
incorporate natural Okinawan products, such as a local salt
blended for body scrubs and “Kucha,” a mineral-rich deep sea mud.
“With an established presence in the bustling, modern
capital of Tokyo as well as the majestic, cultural city of Kyoto,
The Luxury Collection is thrilled to debut our third hotel in
Japan with our partner Mori Trust,” said Anthony Ingham, Global
Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “Irabu in Okinawa is a
vividly beautiful island brimming with distinct and unique
cultural experiences, and Iraph Sui will allow our global
explorers to see this captivating country through a new lens.”
Iraph Sui will offer immersive experiences and
opportunities to discover the rich traditional culture of Miyako.
Guests can enjoy nearby excursions including visiting the
beaches that the destination has to offer – from Toguchinohama Beach, known for its flour-like sand, to Sawada
Beach, famed for its unique landscape with large boulders
resulting from a tsunami in 1771 – in addition to the iconic Irabu
Bridge, celebrated as the longest free bridge in Japan.
can also explore the island with a local storyteller or discover
the unique underwater scenery of the Okinawan Ocean through
fully catered dive trips.
Located on the southern part of Irabu
Island, the hotel is 20 minutes by car from Miyako
Airport. The new Shimojishima Airport, which will also cater to
private jets, is expected to open this year, making the
destination even easier to access.