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Mon 24 August 2020
Ritz-Carlton will forge ahead with plans for a 2020 opening date in Niseko, confirming in a press release that the luxury hotel will open its doors to visitors on December 15, 2020. The announcement comes amidst concern over the viability of an international ski season, with travel bans and border closures likely to limit the number of tourists entering Japan.The hotel is the latest in a long line of high-profile, luxury Niseko developments, and will follow the recent opening of the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono earlier this year.
It joins multi-time World Ski Awards winner Hilton Niseko Village at the base of Niseko Village, one of the four resorts that make up Niseko United.
The 50-room resort will be the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve on Japanese shores, and will feature luxury amenities including a lounge, spa and onsen facility, fitness centre, and two restaurants – one of which will be an omakase-style sushi restaurant called Sushi Nagi. Rooms will blend classic and contemporary design, with views of either Mt Yotei or the resort.