When Aman Tokyo opened on the top eight floors of Mizuho Financial Group’s 38-floor Otemachi Tower, December 2014, there were lots of firsts. This was the first Aman to have elevators, for example. It was also the first Aman in Japan.
Now, five years later, Aman Chairman Vladislav Doronin announces his fourth Aman in Japan, Aman Niseko in Hokkaido. The 187-hectare site, in Tokyo’s most famous ski area, will house 30 keys, with sensational views of Mount Yotei. Opening in 2023, there will also be a significant year-round wellness facility.
Aman Niseko will be designed, like the other three Amans in Japan, by Kerry Hill Architects, the company founded by the-late Kerry Hill, 1943-2018. Aman Niseko is owned, like Aman Kyoto, by The Chartered Group (when Aman Kyoto opened November 2019, by the way, it was full-house, from Day One, mainly with Japan’s Amanjunkies (brand loyalists).