Setsu Niseko: World's Best New Ski Hotel 2023

We are delighted to announce that Setsu Niseko has been awarded the prestigious title of the “World’s Best New Ski Hotel” at the World Ski Awards 2023. This remarkable achievement is a testament to our commitment to providing memorable holiday experiences all year round to our loyal guests.

The results announced by the World Ski Awards on 13 November 2023 recognises excellence in ski tourism. Endorsed globally by the ski industry and international media, World Ski Awards now in its 11th year, has become the most prestigious annual honours programme in the field of ski tourism. Each year, hundreds of thousands of ski industry professionals, tourists, and skiers from around the world participate by voting for their favourite venues and brands. Votes were cast online from 26 June through to 13 October 2023 for a range of categories, including best resorts, hotels, chalets, and tour operators.

Expressing his delight over the award, Simon Cheong, Founder and Chairman of SC Global Developments, the visionary behind the development of the property, remarked, “This tremendous achievement fills us with immense pride and was only made possible by the dedication of the SC Global family. A passion for excellence is ingrained in our DNA and to receive this global recognition is a testament to the hard work of the team. This award is wonderful news not just for the hotel, but for Niseko tourism at large, shining a spotlight on one of the finest ski destinations in the world.” Hotel Manager Michiko Tamoto added “We are all incredibly honoured to receive this prestigious award and we would like to thank the industry, our guests, and the local community for their recognition and support. Your vote is a fitting tribute to the team’s dedication to providing an outstanding experience for our guests and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to Setsu Niseko this winter season.”

This isn’t the first time Setsu Niseko has garnered attention in the awards circuit. In June this year, the hotel claimed the impressive position of top three finalist in the acclaimed ‘Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023’, solidifying its stature as a premier destination in Japan’s Beach and Upcountry Hotel category. More recently Setsu Niseko was conferred the IALD Award of Merit at the 40th IALD International Lighting Design Awards. In Japan, the development has been recognised with multiple design awards including Kukan Design Award 2023, Japan Interior Design (JID) Award 2023, and JIPA’s Interior Planning Award 2023.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to Setsu Niseko. Whether you’re an avid skier, a snowboard enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat in a captivating environment, Setsu Niseko has something to offer you. Let’s create unforgettable memories together in Niseko.

The official press release can be seen on the Setsu Niseko website.