Once again The Vale Niseko enjoyed the international limelight at the prestigious World Ski Awards! NISADE representatives accepted the honour of Japan’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel, and were then surprised and thrilled to be awarded The World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel.
In a competition that is voted on by ski industry professionals in addition to hundreds of thousands of public voters we know we owe our victory to you, our network of guests and supporters. We offer our sincere gratitude, not only for securing our place on the world stage but also for considering us worthy of your vote. This one’s on you, and you have our heartfelt appreciation.
Jonathan Martin comments;
We thank the many people involved who created this opportunity and the attention to detail of our builders Nakayama Gumi in providing a world class building. Thanks also to our designers, Kal Bragg and Neridah Bawtree who worked over every detail. And then of course our passionate staff and their dedication, which propelled us forward to win this award.
The World Ski Awards is an internationally acclaimed event that recognises excellence in ski tourism. Niseko truly is a leading lady when it comes to exceptional ski destinations, a fact that becomes clear as we take our place in the gallery of World Ski Award winners alongside huge names in the industry from the four corners of the globe.
It is an overwhelming honour to be considered among the best in the world, when award winners included the big names below:
Val Thorens, France: World’s Best Ski Resort
Stein Eriksen Lodge, USA: World’s Best Ski Hotel
Bighorn Revelstoke, Canada: World’s Best Ski Chalet
Crystal Ski, UK: World’s Best Ski Tour Operator
Sponsors include Audi, Swarovski, iSki, and Pinroth, and we are delighted that Niseko was represented so outstandingly at such a high profile event. With Niseko United, The Hilton Niseko Village, and Sekka Kan making a clean sweep of the Japanese awards in conjunction with The Vale Niseko, and Hokkaido native Akio Shinya in attendance to accept the Highest Award for Contribution to the Ski Industry Asia Award, making surely the name of our little ski town will be on the lips of the world.
NISADE prides itself on offering the ultimate in alpine luxury combined with superb levels of customer service that create lasting memories in the minds and hearts of our guests. As The World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel, we will continue to aspire to this goal in a constant effort to be deserving of our title.
Finally a note from our Chairman Jonathan Martin:
To our staff, each and every one of you, past and present: stand proud. You deserve it.
To Niseko: this is your time to shine bright. Let it snow…