Halekulani Okinawa 4th Anniversary Celebration

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 11 July 2023 – Halekulani Okinawa (Address: 1967-1, Nakama, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, Japan; Manager: Jun Yoshie) is celebrating four years of service excellence on 26th July 2023.

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About Halekulani Okinawa

Halekulani Okinawa is the second hotel under the Halekulani brand in Hawaii and the first Halekulani property outside Hawaii. A luxurious beach resort located at Onna Village in the Chubu (Central) area of Okinawa, Halekulani Okinawa is built in harmony with the surrounding 87,000-m2 Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park along the 1.7km coastline. The hotel is well-equipped with four restaurants, a bar, a barbecue area, the SpaHalekulani, a gym room, the Halekulani Boutique, a 200-m2 conference/exhibition room, five swimming pools (four outdoor and one indoor), and more amenities. As a prominent highlight, the “Orchid Pool” is decked out with a mosaic of a Cattleya orchid on the floor, comprised of 1.5 million tilts. Halekulani Okinawa is the third property in Japan to be included in the Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious list of only a selected few. In 2022, Halekulani Okinawa received a five-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide Award, the first of its kind in Japan and Okinawa. This winning streak continues for the second consecutive year in 2023.
Forbes Travel Guide is one of the few prestigious global rating systems for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.

About Hiroyasu Kawate

Hiroyasu Kawate was born into hospitality. The Tokyo native, whose father owned a Western restaurant, received culinary training in the likes of Le Bourguignon in Nishiazabu after his graduation from high school. In 2006, he went to Montpellier, France to learn French cooking in none other than Jardin des Sens. He joined the famous Quintessence in Tokyo as sous-chef in 2007, followed by the opening of his personal venture Florilège in 2009. The restaurant won its first Michelin star in 2016; it went on to become a 2-star venue from 2018 onwards. Florilège has also been named a Michelin Green Star restaurant in recognition of its sustainability effort, coupled with many more titles in its trophy cabinet, including the ‘One To Watch Award’ from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and 7th place on the same list for 2021, as well as 39th on the World’s Best 50 Restaurants list. In 2022, Florilège climbed to No. 3 on Asia’s Best list of the year. Hiroyasu Kawate has been consulting chef of innovative Shiroux since the opening of Halekulani Okinawa. His dedication to innovating gastronomic experience keeps on enticing global gourmands.

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