On June 26, Mori Trust started construction on a 300-room hotel on Okinawa’s Sesoko Island. The Okinawa Sesoko Project includes the main hotel, which will be operated by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, along with a time-share resort that will be sold to members in weekly units. The time-share resort will be operated by Hilton Grand Vacations.
The resort sits on a 13.4 hectare site with 800 meters of beachfront. The 300-room hotel will be 9-storeys with a total building size of 21,000 sqm (226,000 sq.ft). The 132-room time-share resort will be 10-storeys and have a total building size of 15,000 sqm (161,000 sq.ft). The hotel is scheduled to open in 2020, with the time-share resort opening in 2021.
The project site is located next-door to another beachfront property acquired by Mori Trust in 2016. The neighboring property includes a half-built hotel that a previous developer had started building in 2005 before construction halted in 2008. The previous hotel project had an estimated cost of around 30 billion Yen. Mori is considering redeveloping this site in the future.
The Daily Engineering & Construction News, June 27, 2018.
Mori Trust Press Release, June 26, 2018.