Chalet Ivy – Restaurant service staff (Full time)

Chalet Ivy Hirafu is a small luxury hotel located just 3 minutes from the Grand Hirafu ski area and is celebrating its 10th anniversary last December.
In addition to a total of 78 guest rooms, the hotel is equipped with an authentic Japanese restaurant, a lounge bar, a natural hot spring, an indoor gym and a ski and snowboard rental service with concierge.

Based on the concept of “making every guest feel at home”, the hotel offers a healing space with the cosiness of a holiday home through personalised hospitality and high quality service, which can only be achieved in a small hotel.
https://www.chaletivy.com/hirafu/

◆◆◆Extensive Benefits◆◆◆

☆ Social insurance

☆ 20-minute walk from the staff dormitory to the hotel (negotiable)

☆ Private vehicle commute possible from home (transportation allowance provided)

☆ Free Japanese lessons for international staff

☆ Mouthwatering meals prepared by our restaurant chef in the summer (fees apply)

☆ Birthday leave, refreshment leave

☆ Employee discounts and other staff benefits

Please ask for more details at the interview.

[Position]

Restaurant front of house staff (full-time)

*Requests for part-time are negotiable.

[Employment Status]

Permanent employee

[Salary]

Monthly salary from 190,000 yen to 350,000 yen

*Negotiable depending on experience, skills, and language skills

[Working Hours]

Annual variable working hour system

Work shift system (eight-hour work day)

[Work Location]

Hotel Chalet Ivy
6-32, Niseko Hirafu 1-jo 3-chome, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 044-0080

[Job Description]
Hall duties at the hotel restaurant

・ Guest service

・ Cashier

・ Taking orders

・ Serving dishes and clearing plates

・ Cleaning inside the restaurant

・ Beverage inventory management and orders

・ Other related incidental duties

[Qualifications]
・ Without experience are welcome as long as you have motivation!

・ Preferential treatment for candidates with service experience at a restaurant or café
・ English language required (must have English conversation skills for providing service and taking orders)

 * Japanese Skill is also required for foreign applicant
・ Availability to communicate cheerfully
・ Excellent customer service skills
・ Ability to work in a team environment
・ Must be able to do HoRenSo (report, contact, consult) properly with supervisors and other staff
・ Attention to details
・ Computer skills (simple data entry is required on the job)
・ Must be able to work flexible hours (shifts)

[Vacations and Holidays]

105 days of annual holidays (shift system), annual paid leave, condolence leave, medical leave, childbirth and childcare leave, refreshment leave, birthday leave, etc.

*We encourage employees to take paid leave.

*Our hotel closes for maintenance twice a year for two weeks each, so it is easy to take longer vacations.

[Treatment and Benefits]

・ Social insurance

・ Bonus and salary assessment (once a year each) by performance review

・ Staff dormitory available (negotiable)

・ Transportation allowance

・ Uniforms provided

・ Free level-based English conversation/Japanese lessons provided once a month

・ Meals provided (fees apply)

・ Various employee discounts and staff benefits (winter ski rental discounts, lift pass subsidies)

・ Various condolence money

・ Personal transfer allowance
・ Support/assistance in getting your Japan Working Visa

[Other]

Documents required for applying: Resume / CV with a photo attached

*If you need assistance with obtaining a visa to work in Japan, please let us know at the interview.

We look forward to receiving your application below.

[email protected]


M-Group - Front Desk Staff

Looking for Front Desk staff for the remainder of the 2022-23 season!

M Group Niseko is now hiring seasonal staff for the 22/23 ski season! We are a well-established company that owns multiple properties located in the center of the Hirafu area.

We are looking for staff that are team-oriented, friendly, calm and collected, have good problem-solving skills and are well-organised with a keen eye for detail. Applicants should be well-presented with excellent etiquette, and have a positive attitude and strong work-ethic.

M Group Front Desk Staff

  • Language skills: Business Level English or higher
  • Work hours: Part time
  • Highly desirable: Bilingual Japanese / English, valid Japanese or International Driving Permit
  • Benefits:
    • Above average hourly wage
    • Staff meal provided on shift
    • Subsidised staff accommodation in the heart of Hirafu

Candidates must possess a Japanese passport or valid work/working holiday visa.

If you think you would be a good fit for this role, please contact [email protected]


Property Guru Awards - Grand Final Awards

The best of the best real estate developers, projects prevail at 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

Award-winning pool of accomplished developers gather in Bangkok for full return of awards series finale

BANGKOK, Thailand — 9 December 2022

PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, today announced the regional winners representing the Best in Asia at the 17th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, presented by Kohler and supported by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

Also known as the finale of the 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, the Grand Final was presented in 48 categories at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok.

New World Development Company Limited garnered the award of Best Developer (Asia), representing China (Hong Kong and Macau). Along with the design practice Lead8, the company also received the Best Mega Mixed Use Development (Asia) award for 11 SKIES.

Representing Mainland China, Lead8 additionally won the Best Retail Architectural Design (Asia) award for Shougang Park Urban Weaving District. Benoy Limited won Best Mixed Use Architectural Design (Asia) for CRL MixC Qianhai in another regional win for Mainland China.

The Philippines garnered seven regional wins, led by the Best Industrial Developer (Asia) title for Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates and Best Lifestyle Developer (Asia) title for Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI). Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates also won the honours of Best Industrial Development (Asia) and Best Green Development (Asia) for LIMA Estate.

AppleOne Mactan, Inc. also won Best Branded Residential Development (Asia) for The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort while Cebu Landmasters, Inc. won Best Hospitality Architectural Design (Asia) for Sofitel Cebu City. Arquitectonica was honoured with the Best Office Architectural Design (Asia) award for Mega Tower.

Thailand also gained seven regional wins, including the Best Landmark Mixed Use Development (Asia) award for One Bangkok by Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (FPHT). Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited won both the Best Condo Development (Asia) and Best Health and Wellness Development (Asia) awards for The Aspen Tree at The Forestias. PMT Property Co., Ltd. earned the titles of Best Condo Interior Design (Asia) and Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Asia) for 125 Sathorn. Lake Legend Bangna-Suvarnabhumi by Hongkong Land and Property Perfect PCL was named Best Waterfront Housing/Landed Development (Asia) while Jaytiya 2 Private Pool Villas Residence by Jaytiya Property Co., Ltd. won Best Housing/Landed Landscape Architectural Design (Asia).

Singapore scored six regional wins at the Grand Final. GuocoLand was named Best Luxury Developer (Asia) and Best Sustainable Developer (Asia) while UOL Group Limited was named Best Hospitality Developer (Asia). UOL Group Limited also won Best Hotel Development (Asia) for Pan Pacific Orchard.

Park Nova by Shun Tak Holdings gained the Best Condo Architectural Design (Asia) title while Artyzen Singapore by Artyzen Hospitality Group won Best Hospitality Interior Design (Asia).

Indonesia was also represented with six regional wins that include the Best Township Development (Asia) award for Kota Baru Parahyangan by PT. Belaputera Intiland and Best Township Masterplan Design (Asia) award for PIK2 Sedayu Indo City by Agung Sedayu Group & Salim Group.

Autograph Tower at Thamrin Nine Complex by PT Putragaya Wahana, a member of Galeon Group, won Best Office Development (Asia) while LRT City Jatibening by KSO PT Adhi Commuter Properti Tbk. & PT Urban Jakarta Propertindo Tbk. won Best Connectivity Condo Development (Asia). Metland Cibitung by PT Fajarputera Dinasti, a subsidiary of PT Metropolitan Land Tbk., won Best Connectivity Housing/Landed Development (Asia) while LOGOS Cikarang Logistics Park by LOGOS Indonesia was named Best Green Industrial Development (Asia).

Australia scored five regional wins, including the Best Boutique Developer (Asia) title for Spacious Group. SPG Land won both the Best Smart Building Development (Asia) and Best Integrated Work From Home Development (Asia) titles for Paradiso Place. Dare Property Group won Best Eco Friendly Commercial Development (Asia) for Zero Gipps and Mayrin Group won Best Housing/Landed Architectural Design (Asia) for The Archwood Residences.

Vietnam scored four regional wins, including the Best Mixed Use Developer (Asia) title for Keppel Land. Sycamore by CapitaLand Development (Vietnam) won the Best Housing/Landed Development (Asia) and Best Eco Friendly Housing/Landed Development (Asia) awards. Artisan Park by Gamuda Land was named Best Retail Development (Asia).

From Greater Niseko, Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group clinched both Best Completed Housing/Landed Development (Asia) and Best Housing/Landed Interior Design (Asia) awards. HakuVillas by H2 Group won the Best Completed Condo Development (Asia) award.

Cambodia and Malaysia each earned two regional wins. The Best Breakthrough Developer (Asia) award went to Kambujaya Development Co., Ltd, with the Best Waterfront Condo Development (Asia) title going to Vue Aston by The Peninsula Capital Co., Ltd. KL Wellness City by KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd was named Best Mixed Use Development (Asia), with Infinity8 Reserve JBCC by Infinity Group winning Best Co-Working Space (Asia).

India was also represented at the Grand Final with Embassy REIT winning Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design (Asia) for Embassy TechVillage – Central Garden.

Candra Ciputra, CEO of Ciputra Group and president director of PT Ciputra Development Tbk, received the PropertyGuru Icon Award. Ciputra, previously named the Indonesia Real Estate Personality of the Year in 2015, received the award for a lifetime of real estate achievements covering developments in more than 40 cities across the archipelago.

The regional winners at the Grand Final were selected from the elite pool of country winners from PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards’ series of celebrations this year in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Greater Niseko (Japan), India, and Australia.

Hari V Krishnan, CEO and managing director of PropertyGuru Group, said: “The Awards remain among our widest-reaching enterprise solutions, having expanded over the years to represent some of the world’s most dynamic property markets from Southeast Asia to Australia. With these award-winning developers and designers as benchmarks, we hope to guide property seekers towards finding, financing and owning the right properties. In this, the 17th edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, we elevate not only the region’s dream homes but also its finest, most sustainable live-work-play developments, workspaces, retail hubs, hotels, resorts, and industrial parks, among others, to an international platform. Whether you’re seeking, selling or building property, we will see you home.”

Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “The winners of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final aptly represent the diversity, progress, and resilience of their respective property markets. With projects ranging from boutique residential developments to vast integrated districts, these award-winning developments offer an impressive snapshot of what the Best in Asia looks like. Whether celebrated onstage at our gala events, or presented to the world online, these awardees shine bright as the Gold Standard of Asian real estate, keeping true to our vision of building the region’s Property Trust Platform. To all the winners announced at our regional Grand Final—we celebrate your success. Congratulations.”

The latest edition of the Grand Final marked the full return of the black-tie gala dinner and awards presentation, following a successful virtual gala edition in 2021. The 2022 Grand Final was streamed live on AsiaPropertyAwards.com as well as the programme’s official Facebook and YouTube channels.

The list of winners at the Grand Final was selected by an independent jury consisting of head judges of participating markets in the Awards: Thien Duong, chairperson of the Grand Final and general director, Group GSA (Vietnam); Amit Khanna, managing director, Phoenix Advisers (India); Bill Barnett, founder and managing director, C9 Hotelworks (Greater Niseko); Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president of TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc. (Philippines); Dato’ Sr. Lau Wai Seang, president, Royal Institution of Surveyors ​Malaysia (RISM): 2017-2018 (Malaysia); Kristin Thorsteins, head of partnership growth for APAC at IWG PLC (Singapore); Lui Violanti, regional manager for Western Australia, Inhabit Group (Australia); Paul Tse, president, board of directors, Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau); Sorn Seap, executive vice president, Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (Cambodia); Suphin Mechuchep, chairperson, JLL Thailand (Thailand); and Vivin Harsanto, senior director and head of advisory, JLL Indonesia (Indonesia).

HLB, the leading international accounting and advisory firm, upheld fairness, transparency and credibility throughout all points of the selection process, under the leadership of Paul Ashburn, HLB International Real Estate Group.

Since it was established in Thailand in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme has expanded over the years to 18 property markets. Through its series of in-person and virtual gala celebrations, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme has provided an international platform for excellent real estate developers, architects, and interior designers across Asia Pacific. The programme therefore connects awardees to a wide pool of investors, consumers, and agents, as well as the diaspora, throughout the region and beyond.

Organised by PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®; official portal partner PropertyGuru; official channel partner History; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official PR partner Artemis Associates; media partners BusinessWorld, Construction & Property, d+a Magazine, Daily FT, Deluxe Magazine, Discover Pattaya, Esquire PH, Hot Magazine, Housing.com, Kompas, Kopiandpropetry.com, Luxuo, Manila Bulletin, Mingtiandi, Palace, Pattaya Trader, Penang Property Talk, People Asia Magazine, PhilStar PropertyReport PH, Powderlife, Real Estate News PH, Real Living, Rem, Robb Report, Southeast Asia Globe, Suara Indonesia, The Grid, The Hindu, The Manila Times, Think of Living, Top 10 of Malaysia, Vietnam Heritage, WhenInManila.com, Yacht Style, and Your Investment Property; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; official charity partner Liter of Light; supporting partners IFC – Building Resilience Index, IFC – Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies, and REHDA Institute; supporting associations EuroCham Cambodia, Global Design Awards Lab, Green Building Consulting & Engineering, Niseko Tourism, Singapore Estate Agents Association, and Singapore Green Building Council; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

 

LIST OF REGIONAL AND COUNTRY WINNERS

17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

 

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer(Asia) 

  • Agung Sedayu Group — Indonesia
  • Auriton Group — Australia
  • New World Development Company Limited — China – Hong Kong and Macau (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Prince Real Estate Group — Cambodia
  • Robinsons Land — Philippines
  • UOL Group Limited — Singapore

Best Luxury Developer (Asia) 

  • GuocoLand — Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • SonKim Land Corporation — Vietnam

Best Industrial Developer (Asia) 

  • Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates — Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • PT LOGOS SEA Indonesia — Indonesia

Best Mixed Use Developer (Asia) 

  • GuocoLand — Singapore
  • Keppel Land — Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Megaworld Corporation — Philippines
  • Prince Real Estate Group — Cambodia

Best Hospitality Developer (Asia) 

  • Megaworld Corporation — Philippines
  • UOL Group Limited — Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Lifestyle Developer (Asia) 

  • Aurum Land (Private) Limited — Singapore
  • Casagrand Builder Pvt. Ltd. — India
  • Global-Estate Resorts,Inc. (GERI) — Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Sustainable Developer (Asia) 

  • GuocoLand — Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Bumi Serpong Damai — Indonesia
  • PT LOGOS SEA Indonesia — Indonesia

Best Boutique Developer(Asia)

  • Aurum Land (Private) Limited — Singapore
  • Bumi Parama Wisesa (NavaPark) Hongkong Land & Sinar Mas Land Joint Venture — Indonesia
  • Spacious Group — Australia (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Breakthrough Developer (Asia)

  • Kambujaya Development Co., Ltd — Cambodia (REGIONAL WINNER)

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Township Development (Asia) 

  • Bridgetowne Destination Estate by Robinsons Land — Philippines
  • Correctio by PT. Jababeka Tbk — Indonesia
  • Kota Baru Parahyangan by PT. Belaputera Intiland — Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Meyhomes Capital Phu Quoc by Tan A Dai Thanh – Meyland — Vietnam

Best Mega Mixed Use Development (Asia) 

  • 11 SKIES by Lead8 & New World Development Company Limited — China – Hong Kong and Macau (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Landmark Mixed Use Development (Asia) 

  • One Bangkok by Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (FPHT) — Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Mixed Use Development (Asia) 

  • Baker Circle by Henderson Land Development Company Limited — China – Hong Kong and Macau
  • Balfour Place by Thirdi Group — Australia
  • Embassy Manyata Front Parcel Development by Embassy REIT — India
  • Heartland 66 by Hang Lung Properties — Mainland China
  • KL Wellness City by KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd — Malaysia (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Melbourne Square by OSK Property — Australia
  • Prince International Plaza by Prince Real Estate Group — Cambodia
  • Thamrin Nine Complex by PT Putragaya Wahana, a member of Galeon Group — Indonesia

Best Industrial Development (Asia) 

  • FoodFab @ Mandai by Mandai 7 JV Pte Ltd — Singapore
  • GIIC @ Kota Deltamas by Sinar Mas Land & Sojitz Corporation — Indonesia
  • LIMA Estate by Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates — Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Hotel Development (Asia) 

  • Pan Pacific Orchard by UOL Group Limited — Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono and Hanazono Resort Niseko by Nihon Harmony Resorts KK and PCPD — Greater Niseko

Best Retail Development (Asia) 

  • Artisan Park by Gamuda Land — Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Batavia PIK by Agung Sedayu Group & Salim Group, curated by Amantara — Indonesia

Best Office Development (Asia) 

  • 888 Lai Chi Kok Road (NCB Innovation Centre) by New World Development Company Limited — China – Hong Kong and Macau
  • Autograph Tower at Thamrin Nine Complex by PT Putragaya Wahana, a member of Galeon Group — Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Cloud Land, Hangzhou by Greentown China Holdings Limited — Mainland China
  • Frasers Tower by Frasers Property Singapore — Singapore
  • Hudson & Ganges Office Towers, Embassy TechZone by Embassy REIT — India
  • Knowledge Hub @Digital Hub by Sinar Mas Land — Indonesia
  • One Bangkok Office Tower 4 by Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (FPHT) — Thailand

Best Branded Residential Development (Asia)

  • The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort by AppleOne Mactan, Inc. — Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Condo Development (Asia)

  • Forbes Residences, Applecross by Mustera Property Group Ltd — Australia
  • Hinode Hills by Niseko Village — Greater Niseko
  • Kincang Egrets Waves 3.0 Residential by LYCS Architecture — Mainland China
  • Le Parc at Thamrin Nine Complex by PT Putragaya Wahana, a member of Galeon Group — Indonesia
  • Meyer Mansion by GuocoLand — Singapore
  • One Innovale by Henderson Land Development Company Limited — China – Hong Kong and Macau
  • Parc3 by Eupe Corporation Berhad — Malaysia
  • Piramal Aranya by Piramal Realty — India
  • The Aspen Tree at The Forestias by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited — Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • The Seasons Residences by Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corporation — Philippines
  • Vue Aston by The Peninsula Capital Co., Ltd. — Cambodia

Best Waterfront Condo Development (Asia)

  • Costa Mira Beachtown Mactan by Cebu Landmasters, Inc. — Philippines
  • Lee Nam Road 66 by Logan Group Company Limited & KWG Group Holdings — China – Hong Kong and Macau
  • Meyer Mansion by GuocoLand — Singapore
  • Paradiso Place by SPG Land — Australia
  • Sunteck Beach Residences (SBR) by Sunteck Realty Limited — India
  • Vue Aston by The Peninsula Capital Co., Ltd. — Cambodia (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Connectivity Condo Development (Asia)

LRT City Jatibening by KSO PT Adhi Commuter Properti Tbk. & PT Urban Jakarta Propertindo Tbk. — Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Completed Condo Development (Asia)

  • HakuVillas by H2 Group — Greater Niseko (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Health and Wellness Development (Asia)

  • Forbes Estates Lipa by Robinsons Land — Philippines
  • Mark Moran Warrawee by Mark Moran Group — Australia
  • The Aspen Tree at The Forestias by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited — Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Smart Building Development (Asia)

  • Paradiso Place by SPG Land — Australia (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Housing/Landed Development (Asia)

  • Belgravia Ace by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group) — Singapore
  • Enchanté Résidence @BSD City by Sinar Mas Land — Indonesia
  • Guangzhou Nansha Amber Living by Zhuhai Huafa Properties Co., Ltd. — Mainland China
  • Sycamore by CapitaLand Development (Vietnam) — Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • The Archwood Residences by Mayrin Group — Australia

Best Waterfront Housing/Landed Development (Asia)  

  • Lake Legend Bangna-Suvarnabhumi by Hongkong Land and Property Perfect PCL — Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • The Residences III at The Glades, Putra Heights by Sime Darby Property — Malaysia

Best Connectivity Housing/Landed Development (Asia)  

  • Metland Cibitung by PT Fajarputera Dinasti a subsidiary of PT Metropolitan Land Tbk. — Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Completed Housing/Landed Development (Asia)  

  • Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group — Greater Niseko (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Integrated Work From Home Development (Asia)

  • Paradiso Place by SPG Land — Australia (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Pisonia Ville by UDA Holdings Berhad — Malaysia

Best Green Development (Asia) 

  • LIMA Estate by Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates — Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Green Industrial Development (Asia) 

  • LOGOS Cikarang Logistics Park by LOGOS Indonesia — Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Eco Friendly Housing/Landed Development (Asia)

  • Sycamore by CapitaLand Development (Vietnam) — Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Eco Friendly Commercial Development (Asia)

  • Site of the Future – Acienda Silang by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation — Philippines
  • Zero Gipps by Dare Property Group — Australia (REGIONAL WINNER)

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Township Masterplan Design (Asia) 

  • Bridgetowne Destination Estate by Robinsons Land — Philippines
  • PIK2 Sedayu Indo City by Agung Sedayu Group & Salim Group — Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Mixed Use Architectural Design (Asia)

  • 11 SKIES by Lead8 — China – Hong Kong and Macau
  • CRL MixC Qianhai by Benoy Limited — Mainland China (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Yoho Treasure Island Resorts World Hotel, Macau by Huarchi Global Design Corporation Ltd & Treasure Island Entertainment Company Ltd — China – Hong Kong and Macau

Best Condo Architectural Design (Asia)

  • AMO Residence by UOL Group Limited, Singapore Land Group Limited, Kheng Leong Company — Singapore
  • Meyer Mansion by GuocoLand — Singapore
  • One East @ Damansara by CK East Group — Malaysia
  • Paradiso Place by SPG Land — Australia
  • Park Nova by Shun Tak Holdings — Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Railway Leisure Town by HZS Design (Shanghai) Ltd. — Mainland China
  • Reference Sathorn – Wongwianyai by SC Asset — Thailand
  • The Commodore by JBE Holdings Pte Ltd — Singapore
  • The East Village at DGT by Cebu Landmasters, Inc. — Philippines
  • Waterfall Heights, Patong Bay (Phuket) by PropertyStore Thailand Co., Ltd. — Thailand

Best Housing/Landed Architectural Design(Asia) 

  • Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group — Greater Niseko
  • Lake Legend Bangna-Suvarnabhumi by Hongkong Land and Property Perfect PCL — Thailand
  • Mazenta Residence by PT Cipta Harmoni Lestari — Indonesia
  • Seri Austin Heights by Aksi Sepakat Sdn Bhd — Malaysia
  • The Archwood Residences by Mayrin Group — Australia (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • The Valley by Botanica Luxury Villas — Thailand
  • Venue ID Motorway Rama 9 by SC Asset — Thailand

Best Hospitality Architectural Design(Asia)

  • Artyzen Singapore by Artyzen Hospitality Group — Singapore
  • Shiguchi by Kookan — Greater Niseko
  • Sofitel Cebu City by Cebu Landmasters, Inc. — Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Retail Architectural Design(Asia) 

  • Pantjoran PIK by Agung Sedayu Group & Salim Group, curated by Amantara — Indonesia
  • Shougang Park Urban Weaving District by Lead8 — Mainland China (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Office Architectural Design(Asia) 

  • Embassy Oxygen, Tower-1 by Embassy REIT — India
  • Mega Tower by Arquitectonica — Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • One Bedford Place by Lofter Group Limited — China – Hong Kong and Macau

Best Condo Interior Design (Asia)    

  • 125 Sathorn by PMT Property Co., Ltd. — Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Liv @ MB by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited — Singapore
  • Orchard Sophia by Orchard Sophia Pte Ltd — Singapore
  • Paradiso Place by SPG Land — Australia
  • Perfect Ten by Property Enterprises Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd — Singapore
  • The Commodore by JBE Holdings Pte Ltd — Singapore
  • The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort by AppleOne Mactan, Inc. — Philippines

Best Housing/Landed Interior Design(Asia) 

  • Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group — Greater Niseko (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Kambujaya Residences by Kambujaya Development Co., Ltd — Cambodia
  • Mazenta Residence by PT Cipta Harmoni Lestari — Indonesia
  • The Archwood Residences by Mayrin Group — Australia

Best Hospitality Interior Design (Asia)

  • Artyzen Singapore by Artyzen Hospitality Group — Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort by AppleOne Mactan, Inc. — Philippines
  • Shiguchi by Kookan — Greater Niseko

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design(Asia)

  • 125 Sathorn by PMT Property Co., Ltd. — Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • AMO Residence by UOL Group Limited, Singapore Land Group Limited, Kheng Leong Company — Singapore
  • Park Nova by Shun Tak Holdings — Singapore
  • Waterfall Heights, Patong Bay (Phuket) by PropertyStore Thailand Co., Ltd. — Thailand

Best Housing/Landed Landscape Architectural Design(Asia)

  • Jaytiya 2 Private Pool Villas Residence by Jaytiya Property Co., Ltd. — Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Meysenses Lucia Bay Bai Lu by Tan A Dai Thanh – Meyland — Vietnam 

Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design(Asia)

  • Embassy TechVillage – Central Garden by Embassy REIT — India (REGIONAL WINNER)

Best Co-Working Space (Asia)

  • Infinity8 Reserve JBCC by Infinity Group — Malaysia (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • work.able Exxa-Zeta Center by Robinsons Land — Philippines

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

PropertyGuru Icon Award

  • WINNER: Candra Ciputra, CEO, Ciputra Group, President Director, PT Ciputra Development Tbk


2022/23 Winter Survey

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Soaring winter airlift set to ignite Niseko tourism and real estate

Soaring winter airlift set to ignite Niseko tourism and real estate

Under a new mantra of ‘have plane, will travel’, the alpine destination of Niseko has seen winter bookings come at a blistering pace

Niseko Hirafu Village

Japan’s winter ski hotspot Niseko is set for a strong post-pandemic market rebound due to one simple thing – airlift. Timing is everything and the key touch point for airlines everywhere, moving out of a prolonged period of grounded commercial aircraft, has been to get them up and flying again onto high-demand routes.

In a right time, right place scenario, news of the 11 October 2022 lifting of restrictions of travellers to Japan and seasonal timing of airline winter schedules has created a potential windfall for Hokkaido’s international aviation gateway New Chitose Airport.

Singapore Airlines’ low-cost airline Scoot jumped the gun and was the first to announce a return of winter schedule flights commencing November. More recently Thai Airways will resume daily flights from the first of December this year. Last week Thai AirAsia X also made public plans to restart the Bangkok to New Chitose service in December.

The Thailand Hokkaido connection is driven by a strong Thai domestic ‘snowseeker’ market, and also Bangkok as an Asia hub for the broader international market transiting to Japan given favourable airfares. One key issue for Thais is whether a visa waiver will be put in place with the new reopening program, given a cost issue of approximately THB1500 (USD39) and paperwork requirements. Japan has been slow to roll out extensive guidelines for the reopening which is creating some unrest for hotels and tour organisations in Japan.

Under a new mantra of ‘have plane, will travel’, the alpine destination of Niseko has seen winter bookings come at a blistering pace. Property developers in the destination are reporting a sharp uplift in inquiries given resort real estate is often an emotional buy, and potential purchasers want to get their boots on the ground, given the extended period they were unable to visit.

The newly released C9 Hotelworks market research report Niseko Tourism and Property Market Review gives the forward outlook that the combination of the favourable dollar-yen exchange rate and pent-up demand will see a return to high transaction levels from this winter through the rest of 2023.

A selection of properties creating a buzz at the moment range from the luxury ski-in and ski-out hotel and branded residence development Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, Zeikki Properties IntuitionHinode Hils at Niseko VillageHakuVillas, and the Andaru Collection. One key destination trait of Niseko remains that majority of tourism accommodation is in luxury and upscale condominiums and vacation homes and not traditional big box hotels.

Despite its airlift and demand trajectory, one immediate challenge for hotels and rental accommodations is how to gear up staffing levels for the upcoming winter, given the market typically relies on a large influx of foreign seasonal workers. Expect a strain on service levels for this season but moving forward the critical mass of international brands and impressive new developments bodes well for Asia’s dream ski destination.


Luxury Onsen Estate Intuition Niseko opens to public

Luxury Onsen Estate Intuition Niseko Opens to Public

After a two year pause, exclusive onsen estate and hotel, Intuition Niseko, has opened its doors to welcome guests for a much anticipated snow season.

  • Intuition Niseko welcomes its first guests after a two year pause
  • Niseko Naniwatei opens with 60 years of experience in Sapporo
  • Strong early season demand expected to continue

Originally scheduled to open in December 2020,  the hotel’s launch was paused due to Japan’s pandemic border closures. That was left in the past as the Intuition Niseko team excitedly welcomed their first guests opening on the 9th December 2022.

Intuition joins Niseko as an “exclusive onsen hotel & estate” and is located near the Ace Family quad chairlift. The property was master-planned by renowned architect Kengo Kuma and developed by Zekkei in partnership with Niseko Alpine Developments (NISADE), who operate the property. “The estate’s forest location gives it an intimate, private feeling without sacrificing proximity to the slopes or village atmosphere,” said NISADE’s Hotel Operations Director Jayan Shrestha, “we haven’t sacrificed the Mt Yotei views either”.

The first arrivals herald what is shaping up like an exciting season for Niseko’s premier accommodation provider NISADE. “As soon as Japan’s border reopening was announced, we saw an unprecedented surge in bookings, enquiries and traffic through our booking website,” said NISADE Japan’s Marketing Manager, Amon Bradshaw, “with Intuition on sale until the end of the month we’re expecting bookings for the property to remain strong”.

The opening of Intuition Niseko also heralds the arrival of Niseko Naniwatei ニセコ浪花亭. The restaurant comes with over sixty years of experience in Sapporo and offers refined Japanese dining using local vegetables from the Niseko area and seafood sourced in Hokkaido. Naniwatei’s menu offers a range of options and courses including the 10 dish Hirafu selection starting at ¥15,000.


Media Enquiries
Amon Bradshaw
[email protected]
Marketing Manager

Booking enquiries
[email protected]

Accommodation bookings: https://nisade.com/accommodation
Intuition on sale: https://nisade.com/specials/hop-to-hokkaido-cny-sale
Niseko Naniwatei:  https://nisade.com/restaurants/niseko-naniwatei


MnK Niseko - Bilingual Reservations Consultant

Bilingual Reservations Consultant

The Reservations Team is responsible for ensuring our guests have a wonderful and memorable experience, from the minute they book their Niseko holiday, to their journey home. The successful candidate will be joining a team, taking initial booking inquiries through to allocating properties, and booking guest services. MnK is one of the leading independent employers within the Resort Management/Guest Services sector in Hirafu. We maintain a strong team and are looking for vibrant individuals, who thrive on working under pressure, have an ability to prioritize workload, and self-manage.

 

Key Responsibilities

Answering telephone, website, online chat and email enquiries.

Arranging accommodation and overseeing housekeeping operations.

Coordinating guest service bookings prior to arrival, and whilst guests are in resort.

Processing financials.

The ability to be patient with guests and accommodate their individual requests.

 

Selection Criteria

Fluent Japanese and English

Attention to detail is essential

Experience in hospitality or customer service is a plus

Work experience in an international environment

Communicate well with the team member and who can work in the team

Basic computer skills

Valid open driver’s license

Valid working visa (work sponsored visa can be discussed on application)

Knowledge about Niseko or willing to know about it

Energy and enthusiasm

Able to work on the weekends and night time role until 10:00pm(Only in the Winter)

 

Working Hours

Average 40 hours , 5 days/week

Remuneration

¥240,000~ (Depending on experience)

 

The Benefits

10 days of paid leave and public holidays.

Social security/insurance benefits included.

Company personal improvement subsidy  (can be used for language study or other courses).

Yearly company trip and regular seasonal events.

Bi-annual bonuses.

Staff Accommodation Available

 

Employment Period

1 year contract with extension possibilities

Probationary Period

3 months

 

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

More info here.


The 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards

The 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko) programme elevates Japan’s finest alpine real estate

PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, today announced the Winners and Highly Commended recipients of the 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko).

Elevating the Gold Standard of real estate within Japan, the Awards in Greater Niseko showcased outstanding hospitality and residential developments in the premier mountain resort destination to property seekers from Southeast Asia and beyond.

Blue Waves Group dominated the celebration with multiple wins for its resort housing project Andaru Collection Niseko. The project was named Best Completed Resort Housing Development, Best Resort Housing Architectural Design, and Best Resort Housing Interior Design.

The heritage-inspired resort project Shiguchi meanwhile yielded two wins—Best Resort Architectural Design and Best Resort Interior Design—for developer Kookan.

Nihon Harmony Resorts KK and PCPD jointly won the title of Best Integrated Resort Development for Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono and Hanazono Resort Niseko. A special award, the Special Recognition for Tourism Landmark Development, was also presented to the companies for Mountain Lights at Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, a light-based art installation by the artist Bruce Munro.

Other awardees this year include H2 Group for the project HakuVillas (Best Completed Luxury Hotel Condo Development); Niseko Village for Hinode Hills (Best Hotel Condo Development); Terraform Capital for Cassia Hirafu Niseko; and Zekkei for Intuition Niseko.

The Awards in Greater Niseko were presented in an exclusive luncheon on 9 December at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. This was held ahead of the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final where various country winners from the awards series competed for Best in Asia honours.

Andaru Collection Niseko went on to garner two wins at the Grand Final: Best Completed Housing/Landed Development (Asia) and Best Housing/Landed Interior Design (Asia). HakuVillas by H2 Group was hailed Best Completed Condo Development (Asia).

Hari V. Krishnan, CEO and managing director of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Our Awards in Greater Niseko continue to reach great heights with beautifully designed resorts, hotels, and second homes for wintersports enthusiasts, tourists, investors, and other property seekers interested in Japan’s premier skiing destination. Congratulations to all the awardees in Greater Niseko!”

The list of Winners and Highly Commended awardees was decided by an independent panel of judges consisting of Bill Barnett, chairperson of the Awards and founder and managing director, C9 Hotelworks; Acme Wu, marketing director, Niseko Tourism; Eddie Guillemette, CEO of Midori no Ki (MnK); Greg Hough, managing director, Niseko Portfolio and Explore Travel Group; Minoru Okubo, representative director, ResortPropertyJapan Co. Ltd; and Shigeru Uehara, director of Niseko Home Design, Ltd.

The entire selection process was made fair, transparent and credible under the supervision of Paul Ashburn, HLB International Real Estate Group.

Organised by PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), the 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko) programme is supported by official channel partner History; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; media partner Powderlife; supporting association Niseko Tourism; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

LIST OF WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES

2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko)

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Integrated Resort Development

WINNER: Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono and Hanazono Resort Niseko by Nihon Harmony Resorts KK and PCPD

Best Hotel Condo Development

WINNER: Hinode Hills by Niseko Village

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Intuition Niseko by Zekkei

Best Completed Luxury Hotel Condo Development

WINNER: HakuVillas by H2 Group

Best Completed Resort Housing Development

WINNER: Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Resort Architectural Design

WINNER: Shiguchi by Kookan

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cassia Hirafu Niseko by Terraform Capital

Best Resort Housing Architectural Design

WINNER: Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group

Best Resort Interior Design

WINNER: Shiguchi by Kookan

Best Resort Housing Interior Design

WINNER: Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group

 

SPECIAL AWARD

Special Recognition for Tourism Landmark Development

WINNER: Mountain Lights at Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono by Nihon Harmony Resorts KK and PCPD


Niseko Shootout - Winter 2022/2023

2022/23 Niseko Shootout is now Open!

The Niseko Shootout photography contest is back for the 2022/2023 winter season with incredible prizes!

To enter simply upload your best Niseko images to Instagram with the hashtag #nisekoshootout, taken in the Niseko area and between Dec 15, 2022 – March 1st, 2023, and you’ll be in the running for the Niseko Shootout Crown.

Photos are judged across three categories:

  • Ski
  • Snowboard
  • Open

Make sure to follow Niseko Shootout on Instagram to see the best entries so far!

Check out the incredible prizes for this year:

Category First Place Second Place Third Place
Ski Niseko United Season Pass Iwanai Cat Tour Yama Plus Prize Pack
Snowboard Gentem Snowboard Rhythm Japan + Oyuki  prize pack K2 Prize Pack
Open 2-Bedroom NISADE Property Stay Alpenglow Lodges Stay NAC Adventure Park

*Please make sure you don’t tag @nisekoshootout – rather be sure to use the hashtag #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.

  • All images using #nisekoshootout taken and posted between Dec 15, 2022 – March 1st, 2023 in the Shiribeshi Iburi region are eligible.
  • Three winners will be selected from all entries by a panel of judges.
  • Judges will be asked to assess images based on the following criteria: Visual Impact, Creativity, Composition, Point of Interest, Lighting, & Originality.
  • The winner is the photographer. The poster and/or subject may be credited if different from the photographer, but the winner is the photographer.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Thanks to all of our event sponsors for making this contest possible!

Other Competitions

If you are in town in January, don’t forget to sign up for Niseko Shootout ProAM. Check out the excitement from 2022 press release.

Make sure to start editing and prepare to enter your film for Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival in March, 2023. Find out more HERE from the 2022 drive-in cinema press release.

Niseko ProAM Photography Contest is Back! ¥200,000 Cash Prize Pool thanks to Don Julio 1942®

The awards ceremony for this years Niseko Shootout ProAM photo contest went down at Rhythm Base and the winners have been announced! Huge congratulations to Aaron Jamieson and Dennis Ranalter for winning the Judges Choice prize and to Tomek Ustupski, Henry Johnson for winning the public vote prize! Thanks again to Don Julio 1942 and all our event sponsors for making this all possible! Keep on shooting because the main hashtag contest is still on, with winners announced on March 11 at this years Short Film Festival!

Judges Choice Winner. Aaron Jamieson, Dennis Ranalter. Title: The pursuit of perfect pillows
Public vote winner. Tomek Ustupski, Henry Johnson. Title: "Mi casa es su casa" Caption: "Proof of aloof on the roof"

Thanks so much to everyone who entered this years Niseko Shootout ProAM. With a record high of team registration, we ended up with 34 amazing shots that were all in the running for an incredible cash prize.

Check out all the incredible entries below!

Once again this year’s ProAM contest is completely free to enter, giving you the chance to win part of a ¥200,000 cash prize pool!

That is right – entry is FREE yet the CASH prizes remain as incredible as ever. The Judge’s Choice Winner will take home ¥120,000 and the Public Vote Winner ¥80,000.

Here is the gig:

Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 4-day window in January 2023.

Each team will submit just one shot which will be posted on Niseko Tourism Website-ProAM Voting Page.

There are two categories to win – Judges Choice  and Public Vote.

Each winner shares from a cash prize pool of ¥200,000! This incredible cash prize is thanks to this years sponsor Don Julio 1942®.

Once again our panel of judges are among the most respected riders, artists and photographers in the industry. Full list to come soon.

Contest Timeline:

  • Registration is open from now until January 4th, [email protected]:59pm
  • Contest will run from January 6th, 2023 @12:00am – January 9th, 2023 @11:59pm
  • Shots will be posted from January 14th, 2023(~10am) – January 17th, 2023 (11:59pm)
  • Contest winners will be announced on January 20th, 2023 at the Award Ceremony.

Prizes:

  • ProAM Judges’ Choice Winners: ¥120,000 
  • ProAM Public Vote Winners: ¥80,000

Make sure to claim your spot in the comp before time runs out! Registration ends January 4th, [email protected]:59pm.

A big thanks once again to this years event sponsor Don Julio 1942®!

Niseko Shootout ProAM FAQ's

From 12:00 am 2023 January 6th until 11:59 pm on January 9th, 2023.

There are two winners for the ProAm photo contest. The main winner will be selected by a panel of judges who are professional skiers, filmmakers, and photographers from around the world. Public vote winners are decided by the highest number of votes by members of the public.

The deadline is 2023 January 10th, 2023 at 11:59 am (Tuesday). Submissions won’t be accepted past the deadline under any circumstances

Images can be attached to an email and sent to [email protected] If the file size is too big for email, other methods such as Google Drive, WeTransfer, DropBox, Zenfolio, etc. are accepted.

Image files should be a jpeg with a minimum resolution of 1920 pixels. The file can be a higher resolution, but the maximum file size should not be higher than 10MB.

Please provide a caption of up to 25 words to explain the photo. Caption text can be either English or Japanese.

Riding avalanche barriers is not allowed, and images submitted will be disqualified.

Riders and photographers are encouraged to be creative, however please ensure your photo is respecting all cultural and community values.

Entrants in the ProAm contest are made up of a team of two, rider and photographer. An entrant may enter multiple teams so long as the same two members of the team are not the same.

If there are extenuating circumstances that require a change of teams, please contact us and will do our best to keep you in the contest.

Sequences and video frame-grabs are both permitted, however, the final submission must be only a single image file.

Votes for the public vote prize can be made on this page during the voting period.

No. Entries must be a photo taken between 2023 January 6th and 2023 January 9th.

Yes, but the submitted image must be a digital file.

Yes, the judges will be announced on Niseko Shootout channels and the Niseko Tourism website.

Yes, as long as it is before the deadline.

If the same image wins the judge’s choice and the public choice, the team will win the judge’s choice prize, and the image with second-most amount of public votes will win the public vote prize.

You can enter the same photo, however, if you win in the ProAm, the same image cannot win a prize in the main hashtag contest.

Voting will be open on January 14th, 2023 (~10AM) until January 17th, 2023 at 23:59 JST SHARP!

Terms & Conditions

Entrants may be sponsored by a company. The sponsoring company will be given credit along with photographer and athlete names.

The titles “photographer” and “athlete” are interchangeable amongst the team of two.

Shots may be taken at any time of day in the given window in Shiribeshi area.

Paid votes are not allowed. Niseko Tourism reserves the right to disqualify and remove entries at their own discretion regarding the suspicion of paid votes.

Contest winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony. If winners are not present in the Niseko area for cash prize pick-up at Niseko Tourism, winnings can be awarded via bank transfer. 

Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Submitted photos must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.

All entrants grant the Niseko Shootout presenters & Niseko Tourism permission to reuse shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs.

The Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival Returns in 2023!

The Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival is the biggest event of the winter season and will showcase the best short films created by incredibly talented filmmakers, shot and filmed right here in Niseko!

Films have a maximum length of 5 minutes and can feature winter or summer! Summer films also are welcomed – surfing, mountain bike, hiking, trekking, SUPing; show us as all.

Filmmaker registration is completely free.

For inspiration check out last year’s entries HERE.

The Niseko Shootout Film Festival is the grand finale to this year’s Niseko Shootout series.

Finalists’ films will be shown on a big screen on Saturday, March 11th. MORE DETAILS to come.

Winners will be judged and awarded on the night, along with the winners of the #NisekoShootout Instagram Contest. There is a huge cash prize pool of JPY350,000 for the top three winners of this years Short Film Festival.

Registration is free and simple Just submit the registration form HERE; open from now until February 28, 2023.

Check out the recap video from last year!!

Prizes

  • First Prize: ¥180,000 cash prize
  • Second Prize: ¥100,000 cash prize
  • Third Prize: ¥70,000 cash prize

The Niseko Shootoout is partnering with the European – based Mountain Film Awards. Winning films will be featured on their website alongside other great films from Morzine, Tigner and Verbier.

FAQ's

  • First Prize: ¥180,000 cash prize
  • Second Prize: ¥100,000 cash prize
  • Third Prize: ¥70,000 cash prize

Entrants will be judged by the below 5 criteria:

  • Niseko soul
  • Story telling
  • Innovation
  • Cinematography
  • Production & Editing

*The Niseko Shootout jury will select the winning films and no discussion into the final decision will be entered into.

It is free to enter a film into the Niseko Short Film Festival.

Entrants must fill out the Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest Entry Form.

Films must be submitted by February 28, 2023.

Entries can be of any duration with a maximum run time of 5 minutes.

Films can showcase year-round scenery, not just winter.

Films can be in any language, however, they must be accompanied by an English translation or have English and Japanese subtitles.

If the films contain words, captions are strongly recommended considering the native languages of the judges’ panel (English & Japanese).

Films must contain footage filmed in and/or around the Shiribeshi region.

Films must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.

Entrants are responsible for ensuring films have all music (festival rights) and talent permissions required for public display. Please submit relevant documentation with your film entry.

Films entered will remain the property of the filmmakers. By entering the Niseko Short Film Festival your film will be published online on the Niseko Tourism website, YouTube, and other SNS.

By entering filmmakers give permission to the organizers of the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival to screen this film in public as well as use short clips and stills of this film for promotion and publicity purposes.

The copyright and ownership of the film will remain with the filmmakers and entrants.

Entrants are required to supply promotional materials: 3x still images and a 10-15 second teaser clip for the purpose of promoting the film and film fest.

*The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these guidelines, and questions arising from them, will be decided at the sole discretion of Niseko Shootout organizers.

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners only. Each winner can come from any category. For Example, All winners can come from 1 category.

Technical Requirements:

Entrants are required to provide an HD high-resolution version of the film.

Means of submission will be discussed via email upon the entrant’s registration.


Chalet Ivy – 2022/2023 Winter Season Staff

Chalet Ivy Hirafu is a small luxury hotel located just three minutes away from the Grand Hirafu ski area.
How about putting your international skills to good use here in Niseko, one of the most international work environments in Japan?
After joining, senior staff will provide in-depth training so that you feel comfortable even in areas of work that are unfamiliar to you.

◆◆◆Extensive Benefits◆◆◆

☆ Ski rental discounts, half-price subsidies for lift passes including the all-mountain pass

☆ 20-minute walk from the staff dormitory to the hotel

☆ Private vehicle commute possible (transportation allowance provided for commutes 2 km or more)

☆ Social insurance

☆ Uniforms provided

Please ask for details at the interview.

[Position/Employment Status]

Seasonal staff (part-time)

*Possibility of full-time employment after the season ends

*Please request full-time or year-round employment at the interview.

[Working Period]

December 1, 2022 to the end of March 2023 (extension after April is also possible)

*Employment starting date negotiable (Please make your request at the interview.)

[Working Hours]

Work is shifts from about 3 days a week, 4 to 8 hours a day

*Full-time work is highly welcome!

[Job Openings]

1. Front desk agent (including Night shift)

Job description: Hotel front deskduties (check in and check out duties, bell duties), arranging various guest services, hotel room reservation duties, etc.

Qualifications: Can interact with guests in English, candidates with experience preferred, candidates who can work night shifts highly welcome

Other: You may be requested to work some night shifts. (Requests for only daytime work negotiable)

2. Housekeeper

Job description: Cleaning guest rooms and facilities (i.e., common areas, public bath), replenishing amenities, etc.

Qualifications: Education and English language skills irrelevant, candidates with no experience highly welcome

Other: Free transportation available to and from Kutchan/Kyogoku areas

3. Cook/Kitchen staff

Job description: Cooking assistant duties and other kitchen duties at the hotel restaurant

Qualifications: Preferential treatment for candidates with cooking experience, English language skill irrelevant

Other: Duties will be determined based on experience and skills (from cooking assistant to cooking lunch/dinner, etc.)

4. Front of House

Job description: Restaurant hall duties, such as taking orders, serving dishes, and clearing plates

Qualifications: Preferential treatment for candidates who can interact with guests in English and with experience (Candidates without experience are welcome as long as you have motivation!)

Other: Greater possibility of increased wages depending on language skills

5. Shuttle driver/Snow removal staff

Job description: Driving shuttle buses to and from the hotel and ski area, snow removal around the hotel

Qualifications: Driver’s license, candidates comfortable driving on snowy roads, candidates with confidence in physical capacity, preferential treatment for candidates who can interact with guests in English

Other: The vehicle will be the Hiace Wagon Grand Cabin.

*In addition to the above positions, we are also looking for winter seasonal staff for the following positions.
– Night Auditor = Night shift front desk agent (Night shifts: 21:00 – 06:00)
– Night Housekeeper (Night shifts: 17:00 – 23:00)
– Ski Concierge

[Salary]

Hourly wage from 1,200 yen (based on experience and skills)

*A wage increase program with a repeater bonus is available for repeating staff!

*Hourly wages can be increased depending on language skills for the front desk, restaurant hall, and drivers.

[Work Location]

Hotel Chalet Ivy
6-32, Niseko Hirafu 1-jo 3-chome, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 044-0080

[Other]

Documents required for applying: Resume / CV with a photo attached
*A valid Japanese working holiday visa or work permit is required!
→ If you need assistance with obtaining a visa to work in Japan, please let us know at the interview.

We look forward to receiving your application below.

[email protected]

For job inquiries, please contact Ikumi Okada or Aya Nobuta at +81 (0)136-22-1125.

www.chaletivy.com