Onyx Hospitality has signed a management
agreement with Metropoly Holdings, a Hong Kong-based Asian real
estate development, investment and asset management firm, to open
an Amari hotel in Japan.
Scheduled to open in 2024, the Amari Niseko will be
a central feature of the much-awaited Aruku-zaka Street mixed-use
development designed to complement the Hirafu area’s unique
character and setting.
Created as a village hub, Aruku-zaka Street will be made up of a
series of low-rise buildings framing central plazas and a
pedestrian walkway. Aruku-zaka Street will be home to a selection of lifestyle, retail and
F&B offerings, complemented by residential apartments and the
all-new Amari resort.
Located at a strategic site in central Hirafu,
in the Abuta-gun district of Kutchan town just off Route 343,
Amari Niseko and Aruku-zaka Street will be a
two-hour scenic drive or train journey from New Chitose Airport in
A year-round resort and the ideal base for
skiing in the winter, and hiking and biking in the greener months,
Amari Niseko will offer 126 rooms in a variety of studio,
one-bedroom suite and two-bedroom suite configurations.
Douglas Martell, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Onyx Hospitality Group, said, “We are excited to be
introducing our flagship brand to yet another new destination with
the signing of our very first hotel in Japan. We look forward to a
long-term collaboration with Metropoly Holdings as the sole hotel
operator of the landmark Aruku-zaka Street development in one of
the world’s most popular ski destinations.”
Based in Bangkok, Onyx Hospitality Group has a
growing regional portfolio of close to 50 operating properties
across three core brands in seven countries. The group has a
pipeline of more than 20 new properties in markets such as Greater
China, Malaysia and Laos, and has set a target of having 99 hotels
open by 2024.