Niseko has officially become an uber luxe destination with the launch of the Park Hyatt this season and now the officianados of style, Aman Resorts, officially announcing Niseko as the site for their fourth Japan destination.
The all-season Aman Niseko retreat will be situated on the high slopes of Mt Moiwa, on an untouched nature reserve and is scheduled to open in 2023. An exclusive enclave will feature 30 guest rooms, extensive wellness facilities and a number of restaurants plus 31 residences for home owners.
Kerry Hill Architects, also responsible for the design of Aman Tokyo, Amanemu and Aman Kyotom, is the name behind the new Niseko design.
The resort is expected to make the most of forest and mountain vistas at every angle and will boast open fireplaces, private Furo bathtubs in each room and onsen facilities. Terraces will offer sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
Aman Niseko will also offer the first full spa and wellness resort in Japan. Personalised retreat programmes will be crafted in consultation with each guest and offer the benefits of Japanese and European spa and healing rituals, fitness and mindfulness activities, and healthy cuisine.
The Aman Spa will feature single and double treatment suites, pre-treatment lounges, relaxation pods and extensive thermal spa areas, including Finnish saunas, Watsu treatment chamber, cold plunge pools, steam rooms, hammam, experience showers and onsen. An indoor lap pool and an aqua fitness pool will overlook an outdoor terrace with forest and mountain views.
The kids will be taken care of in a two-storey kids club with reception area, healthy refreshment area and macha bar, indoor playground, bowling alley, games zone, theatre, matcha bar, half a basketball court, indoor swimming and wading pools, male and female changing rooms, and an extensive outdoor terrace. There will also be a toddler’s play area and a nap room.
Free-standing, two-storey residences will demonstrate the same calming aesthetic as the resort, with interiors customisable to suit individual preferences. This residences come “standard” with private indoor and outdoor onsen hot spring facilities, extensive entertaining areas and staff quarters which will complement three en-suite bedrooms over two floors, with a loft-like mezzanine level, a covered garage, dedicated ski-room, and ample storage.
Check out the resort in progress on their website.