Novotel debuts in Okinawa
Novotel Okinawa Nasha is set to blend traditional Ryukyu heritage with Novotel’s signature contemporary design as the newest addition to Naha City’s hotel scene in Japan.
The hotel boast’s modern design surrounded by native plants and local art and is located just 15 minutes from World Heritage-listed Shuri Castle. The ideal location ensures plenty of shopping opportunities at nearby Kokousai Street, Sakae Machi and Naha Interchange.
“We are delighted to introduce 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 Accor Hotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
The 328-room hotel will also offer up 360-degree views of the former royal capital of the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom alongside signature Terrace Suite Rooms with private balconies and direct pool access. For those guests staying in the Terrace Suite Rooms and Premier Level Rooms, access will be given to the exclusive Premier Lounge that offers up some of the best views in the city.
Novotel Okinawa Nasha features four diverse restaurants and a bar. Toki will serve up authentic Japanese and teppan-yaki while Food Exchange Avancer will offer guests an all-day dining option and a variety of local Okinawan dishes alongside an international buffet. BBQ Terrace is also brilliant for a sundowner with some seasonal barbecue dishes on the side.
GourmetBar will ensure guests stay well hydrated with plenty of coffee, cocktails and fine wines to go around. Kimiharu Sakamoto, general manager of Novotel Okinawa Naha, said it was great to have the first Novotel opening in Okinawa.
He said 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 to providing a unique experience that infuses the Ryukyu Dynasty and traditions of Okinawa,” Sakamoto said.
Novotel Okinawa Nasha has meeting rooms to cater to 540 guests alongside a 24-hour gym, 25-metre outdoor infinity pool and a hotel kid’s club. accorhotels.com