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Mon, 23 November 2015

Ritz-Carlton Signs 50-Room Ski Resort in Niseko, Japan

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 worlds 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 worlds 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 worlds 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 snow.

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.

See also: HD Video Interview with GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, HD Video Interview with GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali and HD Video Interview with GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau as well as other: HD Videos.

Ritz-Carlton, YTL Hotels, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ski, Niseko, Japan

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