Starwood has launched its tenth brand in Asia
Pacific with the opening of The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
in Hokkaido, Japan.
Located in one of the world’s best powder skiing
destinations, the 282-room hotel, owned by Kiroro Resort Holdings
is situated at the base of The Kiroro Resort with access to a
number of trails and winter activities.
The hotel will undergo
expansive renovation of its public spaces and guest rooms at the
end of the current ski season, completing its refresh by September
“We are delighted to unveil The Kiroro, Hokkaido as
the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Asia Pacific,” said Dave
Marr, Global Brand Leader for Tribute Portfolio and Sheraton
Hotels & Resorts. “The Kiroro exemplifies the Tribute Portfolio
brand’s independent spirit and is exactly what our highly valued
SPG members have asked for when it comes to offering more unique
ski destinations around the world.”
The Kiroro, a Tribute
Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido features 282 guest
rooms and suites, as well as prime access to the ski resort
In addition to a wide number of nearby dining options,
the hotel features four different restaurant and bar destinations
where guests can savor a variety of international cuisines, from
authentic Italian dishes at the hotel’s signature restaurant, to
casual buffet and a la carte dining at the hotel's cafe.
also boasts over 15,000 square feet of function space, including a
grand ballroom and four meeting rooms.
“We are thrilled to
be the first property in Asia Pacific to fly the Tribute Portfolio
flag,” said Chainid Adhyanasakul, CEO of Kiroro Resort Holdings. “The hotel perfectly captures the unique essence of this
resort area, delivering intimate and unexpected experiences that
guests have come to enjoy at independent hotels.”
in the heart of the Kiroro mountain resort area, The Kiroro,
Hokkaido is only a few minutes away from the Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, approximately 90 minutes from New Chitose Airport,
the largest airport in Hokkaido, and a 40 minute ride from the
city of Otaru via a free shuttle service.
Known for its superb
powder skiing with 21 well-groomed trails suitable for all levels,
the Kiroro Resort features mogul courses, a children’s snow park,
a ski academy, snow shoe tours and snow cat tours.
Resort also boasts modern facilities, relatively uncrowded pistes
and a wealth of year-round amenities, including hot springs and a
Tribute Portfolio debuted in April 2015 with its
first hotel, the Royal Palm South Beach Miami, and has since
opened two additional properties: the Great Northern Hotel in
London, UK and the Riviera Palm Springs in Palm Springs, CA.
Future locations are slated for Las Vegas, NV; Jakarta, Indonesia;
Costa Mesa, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Asheville, North
Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Savannah, Georgia; and Charleston,
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