When you think "beach destination," Japan might not be the first place that comes to mind. But Hyatt Hotels Corp. thinks it should be. That's why it has opened its first-ever Japanese beach resort, Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, it announced last week.
Located on Seragaki Island, a private island that is connected by a bridge to the main island of Okinawa, the new hotel has 344 guest rooms and suites whose design was inspired by the property's waterfront surroundings and by the local traditions of Okinawan culture. Of the 344 accommodations, 320 are housed in a seven-floor main building; the remaining 24 are located in a three-story "Beach House" across from the main hotel, where they offer full kitchens or pantry-style kitchenettes for families or guests with longer stays.
In addition, the hotel has six dining outlets, a spa with steam saunas, an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, an ocean-side lagoon, and six meeting rooms with ocean views and outdoor terraces, which can be configured to range in size from 968 to 1,614 square feet. Events also can be hosted in the 1,948-square-foot Seragaki Island Suite, which has a private 1,689-square-foot terrace.
"We are delighted to celebrate the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, the first Japanese beach resort in Hyatt's portfolio," said David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corp. "With the debut of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, our 12th Hyatt property in Japan, we are excited to offer guests an energizing seaside retreat in the country's sunshine isles."
Although Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is a first in Japan for Hyatt, the country has plenty of other seaside venues to choose from for groups that want to experience a coastal meeting with Japanese flavor. To see four others, head to NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com.