Halekulani, internationally acclaimed for its hospitality, will enter Japan for the first time. Halekulani is a luxury hotel located on Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii in the United States. Its history can be traced back to 1917 when Clifford and Juliet Kimball purchased a hotel property consisting of a simple residence and several bungalows, and named the hotel “Halekulani,” which means “House Befitting Heaven” in Hawaiian. Thereafter, the hotel was gradually enlarged through several renovation and expansion projects.In 1981, Mitsui Fudosan acquired this long-standing hotel and redeveloped it into a world-famous luxury hotel. While preserving the warm hospitality and traditions of Hawaii, Halekulani was reborn as an internationally competitive luxury hotel, and has earned the admiration of numerous visitors and guests.
This year, on the founding centennial of Halekulani, Mitsui Fudosan has decided to open Halekulani Okinawa in Japan, a country with close ties to Halekulani, and in Okinawa, to follow in the footsteps of the original Halekulani in Hawaii. This project will be a momentous undertaking that will carry Halekulani forward into its next century of business.
Prime location for a beach resort, facing a coastline stretching approx. 1.7 km in Onna Village, one of Japan’s foremost beach-resort communities on the west coast of the main island of Okinawa. Halekulani Okinawa will be located in Onna Village, one of Japan’s finest beach-resort communities situated in the central portion of the west coast of the main island of Okinawa. It will be a prime location for a beach resort, facing an approx. 1.7 km stretch of coastline.The resort hotel will enable guests to fully enjoy the natural riches of Okinawa, including expansive white-sand beaches spreading out from the hotel, views of sunsets from high ground facing the ocean, coral reef and colorful tropical fish, and lush local greenery and flowers, reflecting the changing seasons. Moreover, the hotel will offer numerous attractions that will captivate guests, including activities in the beautiful coastal waters of the Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park, and excursions to the pristine Yanbaru forests of northern Okinawa.
The resort will comprise 360 guest rooms, all of which will have ocean views, and a diverse array of facilities enabling long-term stays.The site will cover an area of approximately 13 hectares. Taking full advantage of a beachfront site extending along a north-south direction, all 360 guest rooms will have ocean views. Hotel guests will be able to enjoy a diverse array of facilities, such as a swimming pool adorned with Halekulani’s signature mosaic of a Cattleya orchid, a spa offering wellness programs using natural hot springs, and four restaurants and bars featuring unique world-class dining experiences.
Hotel services that blend hospitality developed over many years at Halekulani and the Okinawan “Omotenashi” spirit with respect to hotel services, the world’s highest level of quality will be realized both in terms of facilities and services through a keen attention to detail and thoughtfulness befitting the Japanese people. The new hotel will also carry on the unique service philosophy established by Halekulani over its century-long history, providing uncompromising services that surpass the expectations of guests. Along with this, Halekulani aims to be a leading international luxury resort brand that reflects the beauty and culture of its locale. https://www.okinawa.halekulani.com/en/