Setsu Niseko wins top prize at Asia-Pacific condominium awards
Setsu (Snow) Niseko, a large-scale condominium complex scheduled to pre-open this summer in the Hirafu district of the town of Kutchan in the Niseko region, has won the highest award in the condominium interior design category at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, the largest real-estate awards event in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the first time a property in the Niseko region has won the top award in its category, and it is expected to further increase the attention Niseko will receive from the real estate industry overseas.
The award is sponsored by PropertyGuru, a real estate website operator in Southeast Asia. The best properties and companies are selected from among the entries by region, including Southeast Asian countries, China, Hong Kong, Australia and the like, and the top prize in each category is decided. The Niseko region, with its growing reputation as an international resort area, has been included in the selection process since the 15th awards. The results of the 16th awards were announced in December last year.
Setsu Niseko, which is owned by major Singapore real-estate developer SC Global Developments, has a total of 190 rooms featuring Japanese-style interiors with shoji paper screens and tatami mats. At the awards, the interior design was recognized for its “space, light, texture and Japanese taste that harmonize emotions,” as well as the “décor that respects nature and culture,” winning the highest award over properties representing Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and the like.
In the regional awards, Setsu Niseko also won the architectural design category in the Niseko region. According to SC Global Developments, “Setsu Niseko is a passionate project that will build a new era. We are happy to be recognized for our unique design and our contribution to the changing landscape of Niseko.”
In the Niseko region of the awards, Panorama Niseko (Kutchan town) – a holiday-home area known for the scenic beauty of its location near the Shiribetsu River, and the use of Hokkaido-grown timber – and The Pavilions Niseko condominium and holiday-home area (also in Kutchan town) that is attracting attention for its relocated old houses – were also selected for the awards in the architectural design and complex facility categories.
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