PARK HYATT NISEKO HANAZONO
Art & Modern Design Lead The Way At This Ski-In Ski-Out Hotel
The award-winning Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono is certainly a delight for contemporary art and design lovers in any season. Find artworks by Anish Kapoor, to bronze sculptures by Romain Langlois and a stunning carpet and fabric installation by mina perhonen. However, it’s Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono’s direct positioning next to the neighbouring mountain slopes that is unmatched, allowing for ski-in/ski-out access and providing breathtaking views across the Annupuri ranges and Mount Yotei. Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono General Manager Paul Wright runs a tight ship — with 100 guest rooms and 28 suites (9 with private hot spring baths) the stunning hotel features an interior designed by Melbourne-based studio BAR, who imbued modern, warm and soft tones throughout spaces and furnishings. Take a dip in their 25-metre swimming pool, 24-hour fitness gym, or notable own onsen hot spring bath sourced from the region.
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono’s in-house restaurants include Mitsukawa Sushi, Molière Montagne, Teppan, Olivio, China Kitchen there is an undeniably expansive offering of stellar dining on the hotel premises led by executive chef Steffen Gube. The hotel’s expansive Lounge & Bar area alongside the Deli, serving Pierre Hermé’s handcrafted divine morsels of sweet luxury, cakes and freshly baked pastries and breads. Head pâtissier Adrien Nanus trained at Pierre Hermé Paris in the French capital, before returning to Niseko to lead the hotel’s pastry division, with an incomparable expertise that further includes his amalgamation of seasonal local produce. Park Hyatt Niseko’s afternoon tea titled Pierre Hermé Hokkaido Treasure Afternoon Tea is one of the most considered, stellar and delicious slow-dining experiences led by Gube and Nanus. Find Hokkaido corn, Hokkaido haskap berry, summer farm vegetables and scallops from the neighbouring fishing ports. Stand-out dishes included the savoury crepe (Charcuterie Akashi Jambon, Niseko Cheese Factory Cheese, Hirafu Free Range Egg) and Chef Steffen’s Herbal Garden Tea. To finish — a tiered selection of macarons, Yamanaka Milk Panna Cotta with Muscat, Warm Hokkaido Cheese Tart with Hokkaido Haskap Jam, and a stand-out “soft cream for adults” featuring Nikko Whiskey and Hokkaido melon.
One of Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono’s stand-out areas is their main lounge and bar area simply titled The Lounge & Bar — a sophisticated hotel offering amongst a backdrop of the green landscape and outside forestry. Mt Yotei, Niseko’s highest mountain and Japan’s second highest following Mt Fuji is stunningly visible in the distance. Here, the large glass window panels at Park Hyatt Niseko offer a panoramic view of the gorgeous seasons of the region. By the bar, enjoy Hokkaido’s local whiskey and gin, such as Akeshi Whiskey to Hokkaido Shakotan Gin from their newly-opened distillery in the Shakotan Peninsula in Hokkaido’s North West, a location so abundant they can source their unique botanicals from their own site and botanical garden.
PARK HYATT NISEKO HANAZONO
328-47 Iwaobetsu, Kutchan,
Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0082
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Text: Editor-in-Chief Joanna Kawecki
Images: As credited, Champ Creative & Park Hyatt ©