Hilton to open resort in 2020 on Okinawa
Tokyo, Japan – 14 November 2017 –
Mori Trust, Hilton Grand Vacations and Hilton today announced an agreement to construct a new mixed-use development on Sesokojima Island, Okinawa, marking the first alliance between Mori Trust and Hilton Grand Vacations, as well as the latter’s first, announced dedicated timeshare resort in the Japanese market.
The new-build development, to be constructed by Mori Trust, will comprise a 132-unit timeshare resort that will be owned and managed by Hilton Grand Vacations, as well as a Hilton-managed hotel with approximately 300 rooms. Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort is set to open in 2020, while the HGV timeshare resort is expected to commence operations in 2021.
Under Hilton Grand Vacations’ timeshare system, ownership of the resort is sold on a weekly basis, and owners can enjoy building a stay schedule that is based on their needs. Ownership styles range from “fixed week” and “flex week,” and on-season and off-season, and can be changed according to preference. Options for a spacious home-like accommodation with full kitchens, extra bedrooms and plenty of living space are available for purchase.
The Hilton Grand Vacations Club on Sesokojima Island will offer ocean and sunset views for each of its luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom units, along with private balconies and full kitchens. Hilton Grand Vacation Club owners and guests will have full use of the facilities at the rest of the development, as well as the use of a private pool within the building.
The development is close to a number of attractions and the untouched nature and beautiful beaches of northern Okinawa are also within easy reach. The development will also offer stunning views of Iejima Island, which lies directly across the ocean.
Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort will offer breath-taking ocean views from all its guest rooms. In addition to two restaurants and a lounge and bar, the resort will also have a wedding chapel and meeting rooms, as well as fitness facilities, an outdoor and indoor pool, a spa and a beach house. The hotel joins Hilton’s portfolio of 16 hotels that are operating and in the pipeline in Japan.
Okinawa remains a popular domestic and international tourist destination. It has enjoyed record visitor growth for the past four years, with inbound and domestic traveller numbers increasing by 11% to reach 8.6 million in 2016 compared with the previous year.*1
Sesokojima Island, a small island of around 3 square kilometres, lies off the west coast of Okinawa’s main island. It has been joined to the Motobu Peninsula since 1985 by the 762-meter long Sesoko Bridge and boasts an 800-meter long natural beach, ideal for activities such as snorkelling and jet-skiing. The island is about 1.5 hours (about 9kilometresrs) by car from Naha Airport.