Elite Havens is thrilled to announce it has expanded its luxury villa portfolio by acquiring the 17 beautiful properties of Niseko Boutiques, located in the picturesque wintery wonderland of Japan’s most famous ski resort. A firm favourite with the international skiing/snowboarding community, Niseko is renowned for its spectacular scenery, scenic ski runs with guaranteed fresh snow, and après skiing.
Elite Havens has built a sterling reputation for its 200+ rental villas in exotic tropical beach destinations from Bali to Phuket, Koh Samui, Lombok, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Niseko makes a dream holiday destination of a different kind, a veritable paradise for powder skiing.
Known as the powder capital of Japan, winds blowing down from Siberia blend with moisture rising from the Sea of Japan to create a fresh blanket of snow nearly every day of the ski season (December to April.), Niseko lures snow riders of all levels, including extreme adventurers lured to exhilarating tree runs and off trail heli-skiing. It’s four interlinking resorts also cater well to international families, with plenty of fun activities for all ages, including ski lessons.
Elite Havens will be managing, maintaining and marketing all villas in the newly acquired Niseko portfolio which includes luxury lodges, traditional ski chalets and chic modern apartments. All come with a renowned concierge service and are perfectly situated to enjoy the enchanting scenery and magnificent views over picturesque Mount Yotei.
All properties are set in the buzzing village of Hirafu, renowned for its cosy cafes, gourmet restaurants and vibrant nightlife. The acquisition also includes Niseko Gourmet which means private chefs on call providing fabulous in-villa meals. To make your dream holiday escape as smooth as possible Elite Havens Concierge Service can arrange everything you need from ski lessons, to restaurant bookings, in-villa gourmet dining and direct transfers from New Chitose Airport, a trip of around 2 hours.
“We are delighted to add Niseko Boutiques to our luxury villa portfolio, and to offer a new range of exceptional experiences and activities for our guests. From white powdery sand beaches of south east Asia, to the outstanding fresh powdery snow of northern Japan, it is our aim to provide the best private luxury accommodation across the region,” says Jon Stonham, CEO of Elite Havens.
While perfect skiing conditions are the major draw card, visitors can also immerse themselves in traditional Japanese culture with dozens of onsen – volcanic hot water springs found in the region. Not a skier? No problem, Niseko’s luxury lodgings and stunning mountain scenery can be enjoyed year-round. Blazing autumnal colours create a mesmerising backdrop for hiking and horse riding, while summer adventures include kayaking along the rugged coastline, white water rafting on the scenic Shiribetsu River and canoeing on the vast expanse of Lake Toya.
“As customers in the past, we had seen first-hand what it meant to holiday with Elite Havens. It is an ideal fit to see the expansion of Elite Havens into Japan with such strong similarities and values across both companies. We are extremely confident that both our existing clientele and current owners will see a seamless transition and continued growth in future years,” says John Toland, General Manager at Niseko Boutiques.
About Niseko Boutiques
Niseko Boutiques, established in 2008, has maintained a small, hand-selected portfolio in the heart of Niseko to meet the needs of its discerning clientele. With a focus on personal yet discreet service, the fully staffed bi-lingual team have managed the expectations of its clientele whilst continuing to increase the levels of service required in the ever-expanding landscape. Offering management, marketing and rental booking of chalets and apartments, Niseko Boutiques is boutique in every sense of the word.