The much-anticipated The Rocks Strata has finally received approval, which means that the hotel can now be sold to investors.
The Rocks is undoubtedly this winter’s most talked about development in Niseko. And with good reason. The hotel will have the area’s premier ski-in ski-out location and will be built in place of The Scot Hotel, making it the first resort of its kind in a Japanese national park.
The Rocks comprises of two developments – Edge and Strata. The Rocks Edge is already on sale and is located in the middle Hirafu bluff, and The Rocks Strata (the second phase of The Rocks development) has just received approval to be the first resort of its kind built within a national park. Strata is also the first resort to be fully integrated into the village, engaging with the soon to be refurbished Hirafuzaka main street.
“The Rocks Strata is the first hotel-condominium development within the boundaries of the Hokkaido Quasi-National Park. A lot of work has been undertaken with the local and national authorities to ensure there are no restrictions on freehold ownership at The Rocks, despite the unique national park setting. Located on the site of the existing Scot Hotel, this setting offers 360º views of the area as well as ski-in/ski-out access to six lifts and the gondola.” Says Lucas Fuller of Summitt Properties – the company behind the project.
A price list for The Rocks Strata has also been released. These prime residences range from small suites to 3-bedroom penthouses. The prices range from ¥26,900,000 to ¥191,800,000. See here for a full price list.
Images courtesy of Riccardo Tossani Architecture.