Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Recognised on Travel + Leisure's It List 2021 & Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List 2021

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NISEKO, JAPAN – 12 May 2021 – Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is honored to be recognized on Travel + Leisure’s It List 2021 and Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2021. The two coveted awards are a true testament to the resort’s commitment and dedication to providing impeccable luxury, amenities, and service that only the Ritz-Carlton Reserve can offer.

Travel + Leisure: It List 2021
The editors’ picks of the Best New Hotels in the World, these new and revamped properties welcome guests and a taste of travel’s future. T+L’s guide to the essential openings of the past year took their editors and writers to 29 countries in pursuit of the unforgettable. T+L was committed to featuring properties that are the best at what they do while displaying a sense of innovation. The 73 properties on the It List 2021 include brand new builds, century-old architectural masterpieces and family-run boutiques. Read more here.

Condé Nast Traveler: The Hot List 2021
Condé Nast Traveler marked the 25th anniversary of the Hot List with the release of the year’s top hotel and industry openings in the world, with winners representing the best of the best. Each of the 69 picks on this year’s list was safely vetted by their international network of correspondents and they have also expanded the scope of hot to include restaurants, transportation, and destinations. Read more here.

“Being named in Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler’s esteemed awards programme is indeed a remarkable honour. Our team here at Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve continues to build on our reputation as a rare destination of authentic and affluent experiences unique to Niseko Village, interweaving with the highest level of personalised service and care throughout the seasons,” said Mahmoud Skaf, Area General Manager.

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, owned by YTL Hotels, is a rare sanctuary of bespoke luxury nestled in the premier powder snow destination of Niseko Village in Hokkaido, northern Japan. This is the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in Japan, and the fifth in the world.

Unfolding over a vast landscape with panoramic views of Mount Yotei and Mount Niseko Annupuri, the inspiration behind the ultra-luxury resort lies in the Japanese proverb “Kachou Fuugetsu” (Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon) that encourages reverence for the transient beauty of nature and wellbeing through self-discoveries. Expressions of heartfelt emotional connections, indigenous aesthetics, unique cuisine and sensory-rich journeys characterise every element of the guest experience.

The resort welcomes guests to explore and discover the area’s more than 2,100 acres of skiable terrain, groomed slopes and backcountry trails in the winter. In the summer, Niseko’s emerald green forests and lush landscapes invite golfers, cyclists, trekkers and other outdoor adventure seekers to come and play. With a design aesthetic inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings, the resort’s 50 rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. Guests will be pampered with the ultimate in luxury at the resort, which features a traditional Japanese onsen fed by the mineral-rich waters of Niseko’s natural underground thermal springs and wellness haven, Spa Chasi La Sothys. Dining at Higashiyama Niseko Village is elevated to another level, where highly skilled chefs interpret the exquisite culinary traditions of Japan with ingredients that reflect the changing seasons.

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For more information on Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and reservation enquiries, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/higashiyamanisekovillage or email [email protected].

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Bethesda, MD, part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 32 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.marriott.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com.