AYA Niseko Now Open In Hirafu

The newest ski-in ski out hotel in Hirafu Niseko is now open and celebrated with an Opening Party on Tuesday night.

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Traditional kagami-wari to officially open the new AYA Niseko. From left: Ben Kerr, Managing Director of Niseko Real Estate; Satoshi Yoshida, President of Kutchan Tourism Association; Akihito Hashimoto, Director General of Shiribeshi General Sub Prefectural Bureau; Yasuaki Suzuki, Head of Kutchan Town Council; and Masahiko Hashizume, Head of Tokyu.

Niseko's newest ski-in ski-out luxury hotel, AYA Niseko, is now open for the winter 2016/17 season, and has celebrated its opening with an exclusive VIP Opening Night on Tuesday in Hirafu.

The who's who of Niseko was at the opening event, held on site at the spectacular new hotel building complex in Hirafu, located at the base of the Grand Hirafu ski slope, right in front of the Family Pair Lift.

Guests at the event were treated to a special sneak peek grand tour of the seven story hotel including its apartments and facilities. Guests were even allowed access to the exclusive penthouse spaces with incredible views of Grand Hirafu ski runs, beautifully lit up with the night skiing action now on in Niseko.

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The new AYA Niseko hotel lobby space where the opening party was held.

Official proceedings included speeches by Masahiko Hashizume, Head of Tokyu; Ben Kerr, Managing Director of Niseko Real Estate; Akihito Hashimoto, Director General of Shiribeshi General Sub Prefecture Bureau; and Yasuaki Suzuki, Head of Kutchan Town Council. Afterward, the party started with food and drinks presented by in-hotel restaurant, Utsuwa.

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A special shamisen performance to welcome the new AYA Niseko.

With a range of apartment types, including studio, 1.5, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, as well as luxurious and super spacious penthouses, there is a range of choices for guests staying at AYA Niseko. On top of this, there are the many facilities on offer to guests including, Aya Gym, Aya Onsen and Aya Spa for complete wellness and relaxation. Guests can also enjoy some retail therapy with the Ikeguchi shop hosting a range of great winter wear, with Japanese restaurant Utsuwa, also located on the first floor.

There's also a convenient ski valet, plus the Kiyoe Gallery Niseko, Powder Yogo studio, GoSnow Kids Center and Niseko Kids Club all available to AYA guests. Not to mention the breaktaking views of Mt Yotei and Grand Hirafu ski resort to create an ideal setting for travellers to Niseko.

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Spectacular views of Grand Hirafu night skiing from the penthouse.

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AYA Niseko contemporary interior design for luxurious winter vacations.

Want to see and know more about AYA Niseko? See our sneak peek first look photos.

To book, visit the AYA Niseko website.