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RITZ-CARLTON TO DEVELOP A NEW LUXURY NISEKO HOTEL

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RITZ-CARLTON TO DEVELOP A NEW LUXURY NISEKO HOTEL
NISEKO NORTHERN RESORT ANNUPURI Photo Copyright 2105 LuxNiseko
NISEKO NORTHERN RESORT ANNUPURI
NISEKO NORTHERN RESORT ANNUPURI Photo Copyright 2105 LuxNiseko

RITZ-CARLTON TO DEVELOP A NEW LUXURY NISEKO HOTEL

Ritz-Carlton has just signed a management agreement with Malaysian YTL Hotels for the development of a Ritz-Carlton Niseko Hotel at the base of Mount Niseko-Annupuri in Hokkaido.

Niseko is the fast-growing ski resort located on the north Japanese northern island Hokkaido.  Its international reputation has been steadily growing in the last decade and is poised to become one of Asia’s leading ski destinations.

Projected to have just 50 guest rooms, the ski-in and ski-out Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be its first alpine hotel in Japan and is scheduled for completion by 2020.   Niseko Village boasts some of the best powder snow in the world and is ranked 2nd in annual snowfall, after Mount Baker Washington.  On clear days stunning views of Mount Yotei – resembling a mini Mount Fuji – can be enjoyed while skiing the slopes.  During the summer a diverse range of outdoor activities include fishing, cycling, golf, mountaineering, white-water rafting and horseback riding.

The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resort Niseko will be the fifth property in Japan for The Ritz-Carlton, joining Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Okinawa.  The hotel will also be YTL Hotels’ 4th hotel in Niseko.

“Ritz-Carlton Reserves feature signature, one-of-a-kind boutique resorts positioned in unique settings, each with a distinctive personality and sense of place reflecting its history and culture,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton. “A refuge from the expected, Ritz-Carlton Reserve is for travelers seeking to discover a singular location and peerless resort that will offer guests’ exotic, hand-selected ‘hideaway’ destinations in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. Niseko is a natural choice to complement our existing exclusive portfolio’.

The project marks another exciting step in the development of Niseko into becoming one of the world’s great ski destinations.