UK’s IHG plans luxury hotel in Kutchan to open in 2024

It has been revealed that the UK hotel chain, IHG Hotels & Resorts, which develops the ‘InterContinetal’ brand in Japan, is planning a luxury brand hotel ‘Six Senses Hotel Resort and Spa’ in the town of Kutchan in the Niseko region. It is hoped the hotel will open in 2024 or ’25. As the tourism industry is being impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, luxury brand hotels continue to be developed in the Niseko region in anticipation of when the pandemic is brought under control.

 The hotel development is being handled by the Tokyo real estate agent Wealth Management Inc., which completed the hotel management consignment agreement with IHG last December.

 The site for the construction is approximately 700 m southeast of the largest ski area in the Niseko region, ‘Niseko Grand Hirafu’. A special purpose company financed by Wealth Management and IHG acquired the rights to the 11,000 m2 plot of land on which the hotel will be built.


Niseko Grand Hirafu