ARTIST in resident Emi Shiratori’s hand-painted murals line the entrance of the Green Leaf and are a stylised depiction of what Emi naturally contemplates when she thinks of Hokkaido – her home state. Her graphics are on everything from guestroom doors and ski lockers to disposable laundry bags.
The hotel’s lead designer Anthony Champalimaud based the hotel’s redesign on two generations of Japanese artists. The lobby and lounge is named after the late Soichiro Tomioka (1922–1994); YTL Hotels inherited genuine Tomioka prints and used these as a way to link the history of the hotel to its new direction. Unique to the paintings is Tomioka’s own blend of white – ‘Tomioka White’ – the hotel lobby and signature cocktail’s namesake.
Tomioka-inspired wallpaper lines the hallway as you walk through to the guest rooms. The rooms have not structurally changed, however, the décor is remarkably different
and fuses the art of Tomioka and Shiratori.
The Green Leaf spa is the perfect retreat for guests and visitors to the hotel. The spa menu offers everything from pedicures and manicures to 15-minute head and shoulder massages. After finishing up on the slopes you could literally ski into a spa treatment and onsen.
Upstairs at the Green Leaf is Niseko’s first rooftop bar – Altitude. The bar will serve food and drinks during the day and is the ideal spot for après cocktails. Connected via footbridge to the bar, the 230-seater restaurant Goshiki will offer an a-la-carte menu for lunch and a comprehensive dinner buffet.
Your appetite for life’s little luxuries is sure to be satisfied at the Green Leaf, with every service coming with a bonus ski-in ski-out offering. For those that visit, take the time to notice the artwork strewn throughout the hotel. It’s these details that make this hotel a special place to stay for a winter holiday.
Contact T. 0136-44-3311 (Japan) T. +81-(0)136-44-3311 (outside Japan)