The development has benefitted from an extensive multi-year planning process that began in 2010. The goal has always been to produce a product that is stunning to look at, fabulous to live with, complete in its offering selection but always without compromising practicality. Multiple international architectural firms invited to provide design concepts generated a proposal from one of Australia’s pre-eminent architectural and design firms, Architectus, comprised of two interlocking ‘L’ shaped buildings connected underground providing for extensive grounds but also ensuring that all living rooms and bedrooms have external views of the mountains and ski slopes.
Using the topography of the land and incorporating a private elevator for residents’ exclusive use allowed for the creation of an optimally located ski valet which ensures ski-in/ski-out access unmatched anywhere else in Hirafu. Within individual units, all living rooms are orientated to optimize the views for which Niseko is so famed, and all bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Many units further benefit from either a two key or even three key configuration to ensure maximum flexibility in room rental thus increasing yields to owners.
The public spaces, lobby, restaurant, spa, gym, onsen, retail, café have likewise been designed with matching care and attention to ensure that all residents’ needs are met. This has been achieved by marrying first class architecture with a similar quality of interior design handled by two world class interior design firms: Pike Withers, a renowned Sydney, Australia based hospitality and residential interior design firm has handled all residential units excluding the penthouses; and Wilson Associates a US firm based in Dallas, Texas, known for some of the most iconic hotels worldwide has handled the interior design for the public spaces and the penthouses. The results are truly spectacular.
Comprising extensive separate his and hers onsens with cold plunge pools, saunas and three private family onsens available on a pre-booked basis, all fed with Skye Niseko’s own dedicated onsen water, sourced from its well extending hundreds of meters beneath the mountain.
Providing safekeeping of skis, snowboards and boots on heated racks, with generous benches and boot changing area thus eliminating all inconveniences of managing skis and boards. Storage provided for your day shoes.
Located within the ski valet allowing guests and residents the convenience of onsite rental and overnight ski and board tuning.
Residents only ski elevators
No stairs to climb or descend carrying your skis or board at Skye Niseko. Leave the valet, enter the elevator, push the button and exit on the slope to ski to the lift; truly ski-in/ski out.
Multiple treatments available including floatation tank, and that massage after a long day on the golf course, on the slopes or out mountain biking.
Food and beverage
Hirafu’s largest restaurant and bar, as well as a separate delicatessen and cafe adjoining the Lobby, provide options day and night. The delicatessen will stock supplies for when guests choose to prepare food using the well appointed kitchen in their apartment.
Adjoining the Wellness Spa is a 90 square metre space set up a both a gym and a yoga space, with dedicated toilet facilities.
Kids club/other facilities
A multi-purpose space with variable functionality during the year in accordance with demand. Likely providing kids club in winter and a conference, business meeting facility in summer.
Provided on a regular basis but can be available as frequently as desired.
Front desk concierge
All services that you would wish from a full service hotel, restaurant reservations, ski lift tickets and airport transfers, tours, welcome food and goodies package to await your arrival, taxi services, assistance with translation and much more.
To assist with local area travel.