By The Nation
Japan is considered a top year-round destination for global travelers, especially those from within Asia, growing at a brisk rate of more than 200 per cent over the last decade. Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, has emerged as a favourite all-season outdoor destination offering stunning scenery, world-class skiing, and a host of recreation activities.
“We knew when we discovered Kiroro that we had an opportunity to create something unique and special,” said Chainid Adhyanasakul, CEO of Property Perfect Plc. “We are redefining the Asian alpine experience by building a connected and cohesive mountain community with easy access to the world’s best ski powder, outstanding mountain experiences and the seaside towns of Hokkaido.”
Property Perfect acquired the Kiroro Resort in 2012 with a vision of creating the premier alpine destination in Asia, and the company is investing 100 billion yen (Bt285 million) in the destination over the next decade.
The Kiroro Master Plan lays out an integrated, all-season alpine resort. Over the next 10 years, Property Perfect will develop the valley village at the base of the mountain with a range of exclusive luxury villas, townhomes and apartments centred on the Gateway, Hokkaido’s first centre with ski-in and ski-out access to shops, restaurants, services and a kids centre.
Property Perfect has already renovated and rebranded two existing hotels within the worldwide Marriott portfolio. The Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort offers 140 guestrooms right at the base of the slopes, while the Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, offers 282 guestrooms and suites, each with mountain views.
By the end of 2019, Property Perfect will complete Yu Kiroro, an award-winning collection of exclusive ski-in ski-out private residences at the base of the mountain. Yu Kiroro offers 108 one-, two- and three-bedroom and penthouse freehold luxury private residences that are fully furnished with premium services such as ski valet, natural indoor-outdoor onsen, 24-hour concierge, fitness centre and lounge, and all-day dining.