has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa, is in an area that is relatively unexplored by many international luxury travelers. The new hotel has 97 modern guestrooms. There are two deluxe suites with sweeping views that overlook the East China Sea as well as the Kise Country Club. "We are delighted to be able to bring our first true luxury resort hotel to Japan to complement our city hotels in Tokyo and Osaka," said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. "We have no doubt that Okinawa has the potential to be a resort island of true international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world, whether they are visiting the island for business or pleasure.” The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, which is in its own separate enclave and near the new hotel, uses ancient and modern Chinese, Indian, European and Balinese spa cultures in its special treatment programs.