Aman is a name symbolic to the sounds of peace, calm and holistic wellness. Evident in their properties, be in exotic hideaways or even buzzing metropolitan cities – a trend they have set off late. The latest offering from this luxury hotel company is a perfect haven in the snow-carpeted peaks of Japan’s Niseko region, situated in Hokkaido.
Using the five elements as a base, Aman will once again blend into the local flora and fauna with a taste of Japanese living, by “paying a tribute to ryokan – traditional inn”. The property, expected to open in 2023, will span 460 acres and feature 30 rooms. IT is slated to be the first full spa and wellness resort in Japan, adding leverage to its already marvellous facilities and amenities. Additionally, 31 Aman branded residences will also be up for sale for those who would like to wake up to this view every day.
The resort will offer expansive views of Mt Yotei and Mt Moiwa, from the comfort of cosy lounges that will feature fireplaces, wooden interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows. A special two-floor clubhouse will offer entertainment for children, with various activities to keep them engaged. The spa will feature single and doubt treatment suites, pre-treatment lounges, relaxation pods, and thermal spa areas like Watsu treatment chamber, Finnish saunas, hammam, etc – A truly global offering, it appears. Needless to say, there will be plenty to relish in the various cuisines the hotel plans, with goals to become a culinary destination in the area as well.
The resort is designed by the same name that has worked on the three other properties in Japan – Australian company Kerry Hill Architects. The resort, perched on a sloping forested hillside, is expected to be a new “benchmark destination in Japan”.