Okinawa’s Atta Terrace Hotel
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A month ago I posed “Pushing Lowlight-Photography Limits: The Atta Terrace Hotel at Night,” evening shots from the hotel we stayed in during a short trip to Okinawa during the New Years break. Today, I thought I'd post some day shots as well.

The hotel, The Atta Terrace Club Towers, does not allow children (at least not in the common areas), and it's sort of out of the way, so it's quite peaceful.

Reception / Lobby desks and chairs; no counters -- Atta Terrace Hotel -- Onna, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52 mm — 1/400 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Reception / Lobby
desks and chairs; no counters
View from the Lobby hotel rooms are in the towers in the background -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
View from the Lobby
hotel rooms are in the towers in the background
Reverse View restaurant on the lower floor, lobby/reception on the upper -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Reverse View
restaurant on the lower floor, lobby/reception on the upper
Towers and “Library” the “Library” being a section of the bar/lounge with a small bookshelf ( the middle three pictures of Japanese Attention to Presentation were taken there ) -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 44 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Towers and “Library”
the “Library” being a section of the bar/lounge with a small bookshelf
( the middle three pictures of Japanese Attention to Presentation were taken there )
Heading Down to the Towers -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading Down to the Towers
Tower Lobby quiet, understated elegance -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm — 1/125 sec, f/5, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Tower Lobby
quiet, understated elegance
Our Room 1701 -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Our Room
1701
First Instinct is to check the view -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52 mm — 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
First Instinct
is to check the view

Turning around from where Fumie is standing in the picture above, yields the view in the picture below, with the big bath and picture window visible across in the other room...

Reverse View -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
Reverse View

The room with the bath also has a glass-enclosed shower, two vanities (one on either side of the door), two closets, and a separate room for a toilet.

Passion Fruit · Orange · Kiwifruit -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Passion Fruit · Orange · Kiwifruit

The room is not nearly as luxurious as the “Deluxe Executive Suit” at the Four Seasons in Whistler, BC, Canada that we got to stay in during the summer, but that's like saying a big lump of gold is not as nice as a bigger lump of gold. The Four Seasons was not gaudy at all, but the Atta Terrace is even more understated, which makes it (to me) even more elegant and pleasant. Compare, for example, the lobby seen in the first picture with the lobby of the Four Seasons. Both are wonderful, of course, and both are well suited to their respective climates.

The windows of our room that faced the rest of the hotel complex did not open, but the windows of the elevator lobby just outside the room did, so here are the views looking that way, day and night...

Day pool is behind the trees right of center; lobby just above center -- Atta Terrace Hotel -- Onna, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Day
pool is behind the trees right of center; lobby just above center
Night 20-second exposure via timer, with the camera sitting on a ledge -- Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 44 mm — 20 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Night
20-second exposure via timer, with the camera sitting on a ledge

One comment so far...

A hotel that does not allow children (at least in some areas or probably anywhere except their room) !

How can you support such a hotel with your money ? I would completely ignore it as non-existent never mind what pseudo-elegance it has (the elegance of a life-less place ???).

Not everyone is always in the mood for the sparkle of life that children bring to the world. Some people just don’t like to be around kids, of course, but the more common scenario is likely parents enjoying some adult time to themselves. —Jeffrey

— comment by E.I.Sarmas on February 26th, 2009 at 1:25am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink
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