Ritz-Carlton has signed a management agreement
with YTL Hotels for the development of a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in
Niseko Village at the base of Mount Niseko-Annupuri in Japan.
Niseko is home to the largest ski resort in
Japan, and is known internationally for being one of the world’s
leading ski destinations.
The New York Times recently listed Niseko as one
of the top 20 places to visit in the world, and Forbes Travel
ranked Niseko among the world’s top 20 ski resorts.
With only 50 guest rooms, the ski-in and ski-out
Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be the first in Japan and is scheduled
for completion in 2020.
The resort will be located at the heart of
the all-season Niseko Village, which is highly lauded as one of
the world’s best ski resorts, taking its place alongside St
Moritz, Switzerland and Aspen, Colorado.
With spectacular views of
Mount Yotei or Ezo Fuji (named due to its resemblance to the
iconic Mount Fuji), Niseko Village boasts some of the best ski
slopes in the world and is famous for its dry champagne powder
During the summer a diverse range of outdoor recreation
include golf, trekking and horse riding.
Upon opening, the
Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort will be the fifth property in Japan
for 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’.”
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