Best Western unveils beachfront hotel in sunkissed Okinawa

first_imgBest Western® Hotels & Resorts has opened an idyllic beachfront property in Japan that combines all the key elements of a tropical seaside vacation.Located on the main island of Okinawa, where the warm, shallow waters of Nago Bay lap gently against the golden shore, Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach creates the perfect setting for guests seeking sun, sea and sand.Set in a modern 10-story building – painted white and positioned just meters from the shoreline – Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach features a collection of light, bright rooms with balconies that offer spectacular views across Nago Bay’s shimmering aquamarine seas, as far as Minna Island and the Motobu Peninsula.Guests have a choice of room categories, ranging from the 30m² Standard Rooms to the 60m² Deluxe Rooms, all of which come equipped with fast and free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with international satellite channels, ceiling fans and mini-bars. The hotel is also ideal for families, with the larger rooms sleeping up to six guests and featuring private cooking facilities.The most spectacular dining options; however, can be found at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, Kouki. From sumptuous buffet breakfasts overlooking Nago Bay to the most romantic evening dinners, served on the sandy shore in front of the hotel, this is the perfect place to enjoy delectable Japanese cuisine and international favorites. Other facilities at the hotel include a laundry, massage services and a business center, and guests are offered Best Western’s legendary service in both Japanese and English languages.During the day, a selection of water sports is available on Nago Bay, or alternatively guests can explore the many visitor attractions on this popular tourist island, such as Churaumi Aquarium, the remains of Nakijin Castle, Busena Marine Park or Nago Pineapple Park. And by night they can unwind with a cooling cocktail while watching the sunset over the ocean from the hotel – the perfect way to end a fulfilling day.“Okinawa has always been a tourism hotspot for Japanese travelers, and an increasing number of international visitors are now starting to discover this idyllic topical island,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director of International Operations – Asia. “With multiple international flights now landing in Okinawa, including new direct charter services from Singapore, this tropical paradise is more accessible than ever before.“With its absolute beachfront location, spacious rooms and the world-class service that only Best Western can ensure, Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach is sure to become a popular seaside retreat for both Japanese and international travelers alike. I am confident it will be an excellent addition to our Asian portfolio,” Mr. Berrivin added.Japan is one of Best Western’s largest Asian markets, and the launch of Best Western  Okinawa Kouki Beach marks the next step in the company’s nationwide expansion strategy, following the recent opening of Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida.In Okinawa Prefecture alone, Best Western now operates three hotels – Best Western Okinawa Onna Beach, Best Western Naha Inn and Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach – and this latest opening takes the company’s Japanese collection to 14 unique hotels and resorts all across the country, stretching from the snow-capped peaks of Hokkaido in the north to the tropical beaches of Okinawa in the south. Source = Best Western Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 20) Only Reggie White (47 games) reached 60 career sacks in fewer games than J.J. Watt (66 games)… ESPN Research21) Roethlisberger has had the most 30-yard, “down the field” completions in the last 10 years… ESPN Research22) Tyrod Taylor went 21-of-25 for 234 yards with three TDs and a pick on 1st or 2nd down but just 2-of-5 for 8 yards, two interceptions and four sacks on third down…. ESPN Research23) 2014: Bills gave up two TDs to a tight end. 2015: Bills have given up two TDs to a tight end… ESPN Research24) Travis Benjamin’s first four TDs are all over 50 yards which hasn’t happened since Patrick Peterson did it his rookie year.25) Titans ran the ball 82 percent of the time from under center and threw the ball 89 percent of the time from the shotgun… ESPN Research26) Johnny Manziel has three TD passes and all were thrown over 30 yards down the field to Travis Benjamin… ESPN Research27) The last time the Browns had a 21-0 halftime lead, Bill Belichick was the head coach… ESPN Research28) Julio Jones has more receptions than DeMarco Murray has carries…I heard that on Mike & Mike on my way in to work 11) The Cardinals take 41 seconds of real time between plays, second most in the NFL…ESPN Stats & Info12) The Eagles 21 first-half yards against Dallas was their lowest total since playing the Cardinals in ’94… ESPN Stats & Info13) The last time the broadcast team of Dave Pasch and Tom Luginbill did an ASU home game was the crazy finish Wisconsin game…a tweet from Devils Digest14) Before David Johnson’s day versus the Bears, Ollie Matson in 1958 was the last Cardinal with a rushing and kickoff return touchdown in the same game…NFL press release15) Out of Cam Newton’s 64 games played, he has 25 games with both a passing and rushing touchdown, overtaking Steve Young who took 121 more games to do the same thing…NFL press release16) If the Steelers beat the Rams, Ben Roethlisberger will be the winningest quarterback in Pittsburgh Steelers history…NFL press release17) Only Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald caught 400 passes in fewer games than Antonio Brown… NFL press release18) Marcus Mariota has more TD passes in his first two career games than any player in NFL history… NFL press release19) Ryan Mallett went 0-for-14 with an interception under pressure against Carolina…ESPN Research 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals kick returner David Johnson (31) runs the opening kickoff or a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) 29) The Miami Dolphins became the first team in NFL history to play against Blake Bortles and not sack him… ESPN Research30) Derek Carr was 7-of-9 for 142 yards and a TD on play-action versus Baltimore… ESPN Research31) Every quarterback in the NFL except for Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins had more rushing yards than the Eagles running backs… ESPN Research32) Doug Russell won the 1935 rushing title and returned to rush for 11 yards in his first two games of 1936, now DeMarco Murray has done the same… ESPN Research33) Murray rushed out of the shotgun 36 times last year and half that already this year… ESPN Research34) Last year, DeMarco Murray averaged 3 yards before first contact and now he averages getting hit for the first time 3 inches behind the line.35) Sam Bradford went the whole first half without completing a pass that traveled 1 yard beyond the line of scrimmage… ESPN Research36) The first seven Eagles drives went 324 inches, 252 inches, 0 inches, 72 inches, 144 inches, 432 inches(!!!) and 0 inches…MMQB (with my math skills)37) Since Andy Dalton became QB, Cincinnati has three double-digit win seasons and made it to the playoffs four straight years for the first time in team history… MMQBcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Every week as part of my show prep (and because I’m genuinely interested), I read through as many research notes as I can find. Sometimes I research my own stats to see if there’s a statistical trend that backs up what I think I’m seeing when I watch games. Unfortunately for my time efficiency, occasionally those stats show me nothing and I throw them out.Here are the stats (or interesting tidbits) from Week 2 of the NFL and Week 3 of the college football season that I’m using on the show this week. 1) The Saints have lost six straight at home…Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB)2) Tyrod Taylor has more passing yards, more touchdown passes, a higher completion percentage and a higher quarterback rating than Peyton Manning…Yours truly3) David Johnson is the only player in NFL history to have a touchdown catch, touchdown rush and kickoff return for a touchdown in his first two games…NFL press release4) Tom Brady became the first quarterback in history to throw for 450+ yards with three TD passes and no INTs with over 50 attempts in the same game…ESPN Stats & Info5) The Giants are 22-28 since beating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and have no playoff appearances…MMQB6) Only 5 teams have turned the ball over more than Sam Bradford…Trey Wingo7) The Week 2 loss to the Packers was the first double-digit loss in the NFL career of Russell Wilson…ESPN Stats & Info8) Seattle’s former defensive coordinator is 2-0 while Seattle is 0-2…Yours Truly9) The Giants are the only team in NFL history to start a season 0-2 while having at least a 10-point, fourth quarter lead in both games…Sportscenter10) The Eagles are paying DeMarco Murray $55,000 per yard rushing…Trey Wingo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more