Niseko is consistently judged as Japan’s premier ski location due its certainty of deep powder snow all season long, its infrastructure and its international character blended with the traditional charm of Japan. In October 2018 it will also become a home to the Skye Niseko Condominium Hotel Ski Resort, a collection of 105 apartments and penthouses.
Currently under construction, the Skye Niseko is the first privately owned condominium-hotel located within the breathtaking Hokkaido National Park. It sits at the apex of Grand Hirafu positioned at the highest point of Hirafu’s main thoroughfare, Hirafu Zaka Street. Boasting commanding views in every direction, the property’s exclusiveness, pre-eminent among properties in the area, cannot be compromised.
The public spaces, lobby, restaurant, spa, gym, onsen, retail, café have likewise been designed with matching care and attention to ensure that all residents’ needs are met. To execute this vision, Summit Properties has teamed up with general contractor Iwata Chizaki. The design architecture has been performed by Architectus of Australia with local Sapporo firm ISA being the architect of record, responsible for managing the construction and delivery of the project. Wilson Associates’ Dallas office will design the common area and penthouse interiors, and Pike Withers of Sydney will handle the other accommodation units.
Every living and dining area and every bedroom should benefit from external views to capture the natural beauty of the surroundings. The minimalist interior space offers a luxurious yet clean Japanese design, according to Associate Design Director James Lee, lead designer, Wilson Associates. Skye Niseko has five Penthouses, four with four bedrooms and one with three. Located on the top floor of the highest altitude building in the surrounding area they overlook all that surrounds. They feature their own extensive private balconies, heated to keep them clear of snow in winter, and each with their own dedicated fire pit and Rotenburo (exterior onsen) fed with rich mineral water from deep within the mountain.