First privately owned condominium hotel in Hokkaido National Park eyes 2018 opening

Involved in the development of the property are Iwata Chizaki, Architectus of Australia, ISA, Wilson Associates and Pike Withers.

Skye Niseko is scheduled to open as a condominium hotel ski resort in Hirafu, Japan in October 2018. The collection of 105 apartments and penthouses, and the first privately owned condominium hotel, will be located within the Hokkaido National Park. Construction is underway.

Situated above the village of Hirafu, the property will have contemporary interiors that will make use of the mountain vistas that will be visible from the living rooms and bedrooms.

To execute the design vision for the property, Summit Properties teamed with general contractor Iwata Chizaki. The architectural design was 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, with Pike Withers of Sydney handling the other accommodation units.

According to James Lee, lead designer on the project for Wilson Associates, “less is more” inspired the interior space design, so guests can expect minimal architectural finishes in each space, and a big play on proportion and scale to offer a clean Japanese design.