Sheraton Opens First Ski Resort in Japan
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has opened its new Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, its first branded ski resort in Japan.
Offering “ski-in, ski-out luxury combined with all of the brand’s signature amenities and services,” the new resort features 140 guestrooms and suites, a Sheraton Club lounge with its complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments, and free Wi-Fi.
In addition, an all-day dining restaurant features an extensive range of Japanese and international buffet style dishes, while its Japanese restaurant serves sushi and grilled BBQ choices “using renowned Hokkaido ingredients for dinner.”
Guests can also “enjoy the Sheraton brand’s new signature lobby bar menu comprised of artisanal small plates and eclectic bar snacks served alongside suggested premium wines and local craft beers.”
Other facilities include the Jula Hall meeting room, which can accommodate up to 100 guests,” according to the company’s promotional statement.
The property has “easy access to the slopes at the Kiroro integrated mountain resort area, which is famous for its exceptional powder skiing, 21 well-groomed trails suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, mogul courses and a children’s snow park,” it said.
The resort is less than a 90-minute drive from New Chitose International Airport and a 40-minute drive via a free shuttle service from the port of Otaru.
Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands, is also connected to the main island of Honshu by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel. Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort is approximately a 90-minute drive from New Chitose International Airport.
The resort can also be reached in 40 minutes via a free shuttle service from Otaru.