Onyx Hospitality has signed a management agreement with Metropoly Holdings, a Hong Kong-based Asian real estate development, investment and asset management firm, to open an Amari hotel in Japan.
Scheduled to open in 2024, the Amari Niseko will be a central feature of the much-awaited Aruku-zaka Street mixed-use development designed to complement the Hirafu area’s unique character and setting.
Created as a village hub, Aruku-zaka Street will be made up of a series of low-rise buildings framing central plazas and a pedestrian walkway. Aruku-zaka Street will be home to a selection of lifestyle, retail and F&B offerings, complemented by residential apartments and the all-new Amari resort.
Located at a strategic site in central Hirafu, in the Abuta-gun district of Kutchan town just off Route 343, Amari Niseko and Aruku-zaka Street will be a two-hour scenic drive or train journey from New Chitose Airport in Sapporo.
A year-round resort and the ideal base for skiing in the winter, and hiking and biking in the greener months, Amari Niseko will offer 126 rooms in a variety of studio, one-bedroom suite and two-bedroom suite configurations.
Douglas Martell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Onyx Hospitality Group, said, “We are excited to be introducing our flagship brand to yet another new destination with the signing of our very first hotel in Japan. We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Metropoly Holdings as the sole hotel operator of the landmark Aruku-zaka Street development in one of the world’s most popular ski destinations.”
Based in Bangkok, Onyx Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of close to 50 operating properties across three core brands in seven countries. The group has a pipeline of more than 20 new properties in markets such as Greater China, Malaysia and Laos, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024.© Asia Travel Tips