Park Hyatt to open in Niseko

Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono and Park Hyatt branded residences will bring Hyatt’s luxury brand to one of Asia’s top ski resort destinations.

Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited  and Hyatt Hotels Corporation  announced today that their affiliates have entered into a management agreement for a Park Hyatt hotel and residences in Niseko, Japan. Expected to open in 2019, Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono will join Park Hyatt Tokyo as the brand’s second hotel in the country and will reflect the intimate and contemporary feel of the Park Hyatt brand while embracing the culture and beauty of Niseko.

Located in one of Asia’s foremost ski resort destinations, Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono will provide convenient access to New Chitose Airport, allowing guests to stay connected to the main hubs of Japan and international destinations.

Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono will also feature approximately 100 branded residences and will offer the first Park Hyatt residences in Japan. Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazano will operate a rental program that will allow participating owners, when not occupying their residences, to have Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazano rent their residences.

‘The agreement marks a key milestone in our Hokkaido project where we have long term plans to develop this area into a world-class resort destination,’ said Robert Lee, PCPD’s Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

‘With this collaboration, we believe the project will be well received and the resort development will become a tourism landmark in Niseko, Hokkaido upon its completion, which will support the long-term growth of the local community. PCPD is committed to increasing its presence in high-growth areas, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. There is currently strong interest among tourists and investors in Japan, and we are delighted to announce this new development and move it forward.’

‘We are excited to collaborate with PCPD, majority-owned by leading Hong Kong company, PCCW Limited, on this landmark luxury development,’ said David Udell, Group President, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

‘This project is a testament to our commitment to strategic and thoughtful growth in Japan. We are grateful to have the opportunity to introduce the Park Hyatt brand to Niseko, one of the most renowned ski resort destinations in the world, and we know that the brand’s sophisticated and personalized service will attract guests from around the world.’

Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono and its residences will be a pivotal part of PCPD’s resort and residential development in Niseko. The entire development, which will be undertaken in phases, has a site area of approximately 789,000 square meters and a developable gross floor area of approximately 620,000 square meters.

Situated in Hanazono, one of the four ski areas of Niseko, guests will be within walking distance to ski trails in nearby Mount Annupuri with convenient ski-in and ski-out access. The hotel will feature approximately 100 guestrooms, a selection of specialty restaurants, extensive meeting space, a golf clubhouse, a ski shop and valet, a destination spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool to ensure guests a memorable experience during their stay.

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