Studio Piet Boon designs Rosewood Miyakojima Resort in Japan

Studio Piet Boon designs Rosewood Miyakojima Resort in Japan
23 April 2021

Studio Piet Boon has been selected by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® and Mitsubishi Estate Co, Ltd to design for Rosewood Miyakojima on Mikayo Island, in the Okinawa archipelago. The ultra-luxury resort is scheduled to open in 2024.

The ultra-luxury resort, consisting of 55 villas and several common buildings, is the first Rosewood resort for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® in Japan. The Miyakojima Peninsula is praised for its beautiful beaches in one of the most scenic locations in the country.  Miyako Island and nearby islands offer miles of soft, white sand with endless vistas of turquoise blue sea. Aquatic adventures range from snorkeling at Yabiji, the largest coral reef in Japan, to diving through underwater caves teeming with marine life.

Studio Piet Boon Designs Rosewood Miyakojima Resort in Japan

The resort's 55 villas feature private pools, landscaped gardens and unobstructed sea views. The architecture and interiors were designed by Dutch Studio Piet Boon, which immerses guests in the natural environment and expresses harmony with the island through the extensive use of local materials and local customs. Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc. is providing local architectural expertise and support to realize the design vision.

“Our approach for this hotel is based on modern interpretations of Miyakojima's traditional architecture to create a harmonious and welcoming environment where guests are immersed in the local nature”

- Piet Boon, founder Studio Piet Boon

Rosewood Miyakojima is located on a secluded peninsula, surrounded on three sides by white sand beaches, dramatic rock formations and stunning ocean views. Arriving visitors will feel the sand under their feet a 20-minute drive from Miyako Airport and a 30-minute drive from Shimojishima Airport, which receives direct flights from Hong Kong and major cities in Japan.

Studio Piet Boon Designs Rosewood Miyakojima Resort in Japan
Studio Piet Boon Designs Rosewood Miyakojima Resort in Japan

Four restaurants and bars will include relaxed beachside concepts featuring fresh seafood, island-local beef, local spirits and craft beer. With breathtaking seascapes as a backdrop, the resort's indoor and outdoor venues will host unforgettable weddings and private parties. Asaya, Rosewood's groundbreaking integrated wellness concept, will offer treatment rooms amid private gardens, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities and a menu of programs and services influenced by local healing traditions.

Studio Piet Boon Designs Rosewood Miyakojima Resort in Japan