Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co. has announced that it will open the Nikko Style Niseko HANAZONO hotel in 2024. The hotel will be located in Niseko, Hokkaido, a world-famous ski resort in Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The company has contracted with Fujita Corporation to manage the new property.
The Nikko Style Niseko HANAZONO will offer 234 guest rooms, each with a standard area of about 34 square meters, including 16 suite rooms, on 8 floors above ground. All guest rooms on the top two floors will be equipped with bathrooms featuring a private natural hot spring bath. The hotel will also contain a restaurant with an open kitchen offering cuisine featuring rich local ingredients from Hokkaido. With views of the surrounding nature from every seat, an impressive circular bar counter and multiple private rooms, the restaurant will offer a variety of options for guests to enjoy their dining experience.
In addition, there will be a full range of facilities allowing guests to relax, including hot spring facilities with open-air baths overlooking Mt. Yotei, a club lounge, a fitness centre, and banqueting facilities.
Toshihiro Ogita, President, Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., commented, “We are delighted that the Okura Group will be opening its first ski resort hotel in Niseko, one of the world’s best-known resort areas. We are looking forward to offering our hospitality to guests from all over the world in a setting where they will feel close to the majestic natural surroundings.”
Niseko is located southwest of the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, about two and a half hours drive from New Chitose Airport. Since 2000, Niseko has developed into a mountain resort attracting tourists from around the world, especially from Australia, thanks to its world-class powder snow. Mt. Yotei, located to the east of Niseko, is a national park, and the Niseko mountain range to the north is a quasi-national park and includes Niseko Annupuri International ski area. Blessed with magnificent nature, the area also offers a variety of outdoor sports during the summer months, such as mountain climbing, trekking, canoeing, rafting, and golf.
The new property will be situated in the Niseko Hanazono resort, located to the northern part of Niseko United, a ski area that spreads out at the base of Niseko Annupuri. Being adjacent to the ski area, the hotel will offer guests easy access to winter sport opportunities as well as magnificent views of Mt. Yotei.
This hotel will be a lifestyle-branded “Nikko Style” hotel; a hotel that fascinates its guests by offering them new travel opportunities and experiences. After skiing or snowboarding, guests can relax in the hotel’s communal lobby area, one of its many appealing facilities, which is designed to facilitate interaction among hotel guests, local people and other visitors. The hotel will offer activities that make guests’ stay a purpose in itself, allowing them to fully enjoy each season.
Overview of Nikko Style Niseko HANAZONO
328-36 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun Hokkaido
Total floor space:
around 14,070 square meters
8 floors and one underground floor
No. of guest rooms:
One all-day dining facility
One banquet hall
Fitness center, hot spring facility, executive lounge, communal lobby, and others
About 150 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport / about 120 minutes by car from Sapporo / about 10 minutes by car from JR Hokkaido Hakodate main line Kutchan station
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