Yoichi-gun, Japan – This winter, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opened the Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, owned by Kiroro Resort Holdings Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Property Perfect PLC. Following extensive renovations, the hotel has opened as the brand’s first ski resort in Japan.
Situated right in the center of the action at Kiroro Resort west of Sapporo, Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort offers ski-in, ski-out convenience in a Sheraton-branded property.
“We are thrilled to have Sheraton re-enter the region with the introduction of the brand’s first ski resort in Japan,” said Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Tribute Portfolio. “As Starwood’s most global brand, our presence in Hokkaido builds on the brand’s first mover advantage, as we continue to provide guests access to some of the most sought after destinations in the world.”
Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort features 140 fully renovated guestrooms and suites, overlooking scenic mountain views. Guests can stay connected in comfort in the Sheraton Club lounge with its complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments and free Wi-Fi. The all-day dining restaurant, Rivierouge, features an extensive range of Japanese and international buffet style dishes, while Hoki Japanese restaurant serves sushi and grilled BBQ choices using local Hokkaido ingredients for dinner. Additionally, guests can enjoy the Sheraton brand’s new signature lobby bar menu Paired, comprised of artisanal small plates and eclectic bar snacks served alongside premium wines and local craft beers. Other facilities include the Jula Hall meeting room, which can accommodate up to 100 guests.
“Along with our partner Kiroro Resort Holdings, we are thrilled to officially open Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort,” said Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President, Operations and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “The opening marks a significant moment for the Sheraton brand as it returns to Hokkaido, reflecting Starwood’s commitment to accelerating growth in Japan, as well as elevating the hospitality landscape of this celebrated resort area.”
The property, located in one of Japan’s premier ski destinations, boasts easy access to the slopes at the Kiroro mountain resort area, which is famous for its exceptional powder skiing, 21 well-groomed trails suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, eight lifts, mogul runs and a children’s snow park. The resort is less than a 90-minute drive from New Chitose International Airport near Sapporo and a 40-minute drive from the port of Otaru via a free shuttle service. Hokkaido is also connected to the island of Honshu by the underwater Seikan railway tunnel.