Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group has signed a management agreement with Hong Kong-based investment firm Metropoly Holdings to open its first hotel in Japan, Amari Niseko.
Scheduled to open in 2024, Amari Niseko will form a central part of the Aruku-zaka Street mixed-use development, which will be home to a selection of lifestyle, retail and F&B offerings, residential apartments and the all-new Amari resort.
Located in central Hirafu, in the Kutchan town of Abuta-gun district just off Route 343, Amari Niseko and Aruku-zaka Street will be easily reached via a two-hour drive or train journey from New Chitose Airport in Sapporo.
A year-round resort and a base for skiing in winter, and hiking and biking in the greener months, the 126-key Amari Niseko will offer a variety of studio, one-bedroom suite and two-bedroom suite configurations.
The resort will also offer a concept restaurant that transitions from an all-day restaurant to a destination cocktail bar come nightfall.
Onyx says that the last three years have been significant for the regional expansion of Amari, with the brand being launched in multiple new locations, including Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China and Laos.