Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has unveiled The Ginto Residences, the first phase of which features a collection of villas in Niseko, the mountain destination on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
Sited in pinewood forests at Ginto Hirafu, with access to ski lifts and slopes, The Ginto Residences is a US$100 million development comprising 31 private villas, with no single plot measuring less than 1,000 sqm. The project breaks ground in October 2017 with a completion date in 2019. 50% of phase one plots have already been sold for between USD800-USD1,500 per square metre.
Pavilions Hotels & Resorts founder and CEO Gordon Oldham, said: “It is an exciting time for The Pavilions and we look forward to utilising the brand equity and the loyalty we have gained over 15 years of operating hotels and resorts to introduce an unprecedented residential offering. We are fully capitalised and have a strong development pipeline that embraces our core values of style, quality and active living – a combination we feel is particularly well suited to entrepreneurs and investors in Asia.”
The Pavilions Niseko is being developed next to The Ginto Residences and is scheduled to open in 2019. The resort features 40 suites and will offer a spa, indoor/outdoor onsen, gym, yoga studio, and restaurant. Owners of the residences will enjoy access to all the hotel’s facilities, and will be well placed to visit Ginto Village, the destination’s boutique shopping and entertainment centre.
Sapporo New Chitose International Airport – the main gateway to Niseko – provides direct flights from Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul and Bangkok. Japan’s iconic Shinkansen bullet train network was also recently extended to Hokkaido, connecting the northern island to Tokyo via an undersea tunnel.