CAPELLA, the world’s only six-star hotel and resort chain, will begin construction on its Niseko resort in May 2010 for completion in 2011.
Set on 32 wooded acres at Annupuri, Capella Niseko will be a luxury boutique resort, comprised of 70 suites and a mix of 149 apartments, houses and villas.
Developer Harry Pang said deposits had already been received on about 40 Capella Niseko residences, and he attributed much of the momentum to the involvement of renowned chief architect, Tadao Ando.
The multi-award-winning Japanese designer – billed as ‘one of the world’s greatest living architects’ – has designed some of Japan’s most iconic buildings, as well as homes for the likes of U2 front man, Bono.
Pang said they wanted Ando to design the resort to ensure it had a true Japanese feel, and to this end Ando has incorporated traditional Japanese architectural design principles into the project.
A model of Capella Niseko is in Niseko Property’s showroom on Hirafu-Zaka Street, opposite the Park Hotel, and inquiries at the new office in Alpen Ridge.