Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort to open in December

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed a management agreement for Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, a conversion property owned by Kiroro Resort Holdings Co. The property is part of a dual signing with The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido, both of which are scheduled to open in December. The deal marks the first Sheraton ski resort in Japan, the brand’s re-entry in the region of Hokkaido, and the first Tribute Portfolio hotel signed in Asia Pacific.

Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort will have 140 guestrooms, including suites, designed to evoke regional architectural styles.

The property will have the Sheraton Club lounge, all-day dining restaurant and the lobby provides further space for guests to hang out.

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Located in one of Japan’s ski destinations, the property will also have access to the slopes at the Kiroro integrated mountain resort area, which is known for its powder skiing, 21 trails suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, mogul courses and a children’s snow park. The resort is less than a 90-minute drive from New Chitose International Airport and a 40-minute drive from the port of Otaru. Hokkaido is also connected to the island of Honshu by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel.