PHOENIX SEAGAIA

Travel - July 19th, 2002
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If you haven’t already planned your summer getaway, or just feel like a few days to escape the city, Sheraton Resorts Phoenix Seagaia offers the perfect opportunity to take in the excitement of an international stage show, relax in the sunshine with a round of golf or make the most of Miyazaki’s beautiful surroundings. It is the perfect summer getaway.

Something for Everyone
Ocean Dome

Phoenix Seagaia offers great golf, live entertainment, fine food and accommoda­tions, the Ocean Dome, the world’s largest indoor water park, or the hotel’s Ocean Club, with a comprehensive fitness center, 25-meter swimming pool, Jacuzzi and spa. For tennis enthusiasts, the Seagaia Tennis Club includes 16 outdoor and four indoor courts. Other recreational activities include ten-pin bowling at the 36-lane Phoenix Bowl, horse riding, surfing along the Hitotsuba coast just minutes away, or shopping at the hotel’s shopping promenade. Only an hour and a half from Tokyo, it is a trip to Las Vegas, San Diego, Hawaii and Kyoto—all rolled into one exciting package.

99 Holes of Golf
World-class golf courses

Sheraton Resorts Phoenix Seagaia is the ideal destination for the avid golfer, with four world-class golf courses all within easy access of the five-star international Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort and Sheraton Phoenix Golf Resort. These include Phoenix Country Club, the Tom Watson golf course, Kitago Phoenix Country Club and Phoenix Kogen Country Club. Operated by Troon Golf, one of the world’s leading luxury golf operators, Phoenix Seagaia’s premier course is the renowned Phoenix Country Club. This 27-hole championship golf course is listed in the world’s top 100 courses and is home to the  prestigious “Dunlop Phoenix Golf Tournament” scheduled again for November this year.

Cultural Activities

Known as “the land of greenery and sun­shine,” Miyazaki Prefecture also features an array of interesting attractions that can be enjoyed individually or combined in a full day trip for leisure travelers.

As well as great local restaurants, the city offers a wealth of historical sights and exquisite flower gardens featuring seasonal blossoms. These include Heiwadai Park, located in a hilly region overlooking down­town Miyazaki. It features a 37-meter tower of peace built with stones collected from all over the world. The park is famous for its Haniwa (clay figurine) garden, replicating fig­urines originating in burial grounds. Located minutes from the Phoenix Seagaia Resort, Eda Shrine was selected as one of the official shrines of Japan in 837 AD. It is located in Awakigahara, a place believed to be the birthplace of the gods. Miyazaki Shrine is dedicated to the worship of the first emperor of Japan, the Emperor Jimmu, and Saitobaru boasts the widest expanse of ancient burial mounds in the country. Shimin-no-mori (Citizen’s Park) features a glorious display of Sakura, Iris and Camellia gardens, while the popular Aoshima Island is famous for its 27 species of sub-tropical plants and distinctive, exposed plate-like rocks carved by wave erosion into the so called “Ogre’s Washboard.”

World-Class Facilities and International Cuisine

Of course no vacation is complete without world-class hotel and resort facilities. Phoenix Seagaia’s flagship hotel, Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, has 753 guest rooms and suites all with magnificent views of the blue waters of the Pacific. Sheraton Phoenix Golf Resort is a 296-room haven that looks out over undulating fairways, a resplendent forest of black pine and Miyazaki City. All accommodations are taste­fully appointed and just minutes away from Phoenix Seagaia’s great entertainment and recreation facilities.

Grand Bleu restaurant

With eighteen international restaurants and bars, guests can also enjoy superb world-class cuisine from the corners of the world. The appointment of international Culinary Director Willie Ruck and Director of Food & Beverage Terry Hamada has brought the most recent and exciting changes with the reopening of L’escale Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Culinary Director Willie Ruck and his team have created a delicious Italian buffet lunch and followed it up with a magnificent  Mediterranean dinner buffet. With a wealth of experience from a career spanning some of the finest hotels and resorts in the world, German-bom Ruck is a creative mas­ter and this can been seen in the delightful array of dishes he presents in both buffet styles.

Chinese food is always a favorite and Lan Hai Restaurant at Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort is no exception, with distinctive Chinese dishes pre­pared by new Chinese Chef Tzaan Ling. Authentically prepared Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine is served either family style or a la carte.

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Grand Bleu, located on the 42nd floor of Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, is an image of simple elegance and refinement. With a magnifi­cent view of the Pacific Ocean and a superb selection of French delicacies, Grande Bleu is perfect for a romantic interlude, celebration birth­day or anniversary dinner. With an extensive selection of regional French dishes, guests can select from a set menu to create their own gour­met combination or choose from an extensive a la carte menu. To complement the glorious French food, a comprehensive wine list features a splendid selection of imported wines and beer.

Fukami Teppanyaki serves Miyazaki’s famous beef and chicken, skillfully prepared and grilled before your eyes by talented Japanese chefs. The resort’s culinary offerings also extend to guests who appreciate a more relaxed atmosphere with local flavors. Karaku, a casual Japanese restaurant, features popular Japanese dishes, local Miyazaki specialties and delicious Kyoto-style cuisine. Alternatively, Kai, fashioned on a quaint Japanese pub featuring Japanese decor, offers a lively atmosphere and country-style cuisine with specialties from differ­ent regions of Japan.

Secluded cottages and pool

Guests arriving at the Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort from November will immediately be drawn into a resort atmosphere with the creation of a visually stunning cafe/bar in the center of the lobby. World-renowned U.S. interior designer Michael Bedner will transform the atri­um from its current marble environment into a breezy gathering spot, with a full beverage bar surrounded by towering palm trees and promi­nent displays of tropical plants. Operating from 10:00 to 23:00, the bar offerings will include specialty resort cocktails and gourmet coffees. There will be live music in the afternoons and evenings. “The magnificent new cocktail bar and lounge area, set in the lobby of the Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, will be a hub of fun, relaxation and entertainment for resort guests and will certainly provide a truly interna­tional resort ambiance to this superb hotel,” said Neil Palmer, Vice President and Managing Director.

Reservations
Sheraton Resorts Phoenix Seagaia is ideal for your summer escape offering an extensive variety of attractions to satisfy the individual tastes of each visitor.

To find out more about “A Night On Broadway” packages or the special summer packages now available, please contact Executive Travel on 3588-0971 or Starwood reservations toll free on 0800-123-1000.

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