AccorHotels has expanded the Novotel brand to Okinawa, Japan with the opening of a hotel in the former royal capital of Shuri.
The 328-room Novotel Okinawa Naha, located a 15-minute walk from the World Heritage Shuri Castle, offers 360-degree views of the former royal capital of the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom.
“We are delighted to introduce the our first Novotel brand in the Okinawa capital where guests will have the opportunity to discover spaces to relax, have fun, work, and enjoy dining and social experiences,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and Maldives.
Dining options at the hotel include four restaurants and a bar. Toki Japanese restaurant serves an array of authentic Japanese dishes and teppanyaki while the all-day dining signature restaurant, Food Exchange Avancer serves a variety of local Okinawan dishes and an international buffet. The GourmetBar offers a range of pastries and a selection of gourmet coffees, cocktails and fine wines, while guests can enjoy a selection of seasonable barbeque offerings over a drink at the BBQ Terrace adjacent to the pool.
Leisure facilities include a 24-hour gym and a 25-meter outdoor infinity pool.
For meetings, events and weddings, the hotel has three meeting rooms that can cater up to 540 guests.
Late night entertainment and shopping options nearby include the Kokusai Street, Sakae Machi, and Naha Interchange.
“It is great to have the first Novotel opening in Okinawa. Okinawa is a tropical paradise of beaches, palaces, temples, shrines and villages of the Ryukyu kingdom. With the Novotel brand concept of modern easy living, we look forward providing a unique experience that infuses the Ryukyu Dynasty and traditions of Okinawa,” said Kimiharu Sakamoto, General Manager of Novotel Okinawa Naha.
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