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 Hokkaido.
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 snow.
During the summer, a diverse range of outdoor recreation include golf, trekking and horse riding.
source by japantoday