Friday, April 19, 2024

HOTEL101-NISEKO GOES GREEN will be the first CASBEE-rated sustainable hotel in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

“We believe that sustainability is a core aspect of the Hotel101 brand which will enable it to thrive in a rapidly changing world. By integrating a sustainable mindset in the way that we build our hotels  as  well  as  sustainable  practices  in  our  day-to-day  hotel  operations,  we  protect  the environment, appeal to the new generation of eco-conscious guests, and reduce operational costs which helps ensure the long-term viability of Hotel101. In  extraordinary  environments  such  as  the  height  of  winter  in  Hokkaido,  it  is  not  an  easy endeavor to achieve a green rating and we are proud to announce that Hotel101-Niseko is set to be the first CASBEE-rated hotel in Niseko.” ~Hannah Yulo- Luccini, Hotel101 Global CEO
(In photo taken today, Kamita Sekkei Chief Executive Officer Hirokazu Bando, Technocrew Managing Director Akira Hiraoka, Hotel101 Global Chief Executive Officer Marriana Yulo- Luccini, and Iwata Chizaki Construction General Manager Makoto Miyoshi)

April 19, 2024, Hotel 101 Global Pte. Ltd. ("Hotel101 Global"), in collaboration with renowned engineering firms Kamita Sekkei and Technocrew, and the Hotel101-Niseko project contractor, Iwata Chizaki Inc., signs a commitment to the development of the environmentally friendly Hotel101-Niseko. This endeavor solidifies the partners' shared vision for a property that not only meets eco-friendly operational standards, but also serves as a regional benchmark for sustainability.

Hotel101-Niseko is set to become the first hotel in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan to receive a CASBEE rating.  The Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency, or CASBEE, is Japan's authoritative framework for assessing building environmental performance.

Kamita Sekkei and Technocrew bring extensive experience, having worked for Hokkaido University, the City of Sapporo, and the City of Obihiro, among other organizations. Hotel101- Niseko is poised to become a beacon of sustainable development thanks to the skilled construction of Iwata Chizaki Inc., which also built the iconic Chitose International Airport. This partnership is closely aligned with the values outlined in the recently signed agreement, which outlines a commitment to environmentally responsible practices and the integration of smart systems to improve efficiency. Hotel101-Niseko's structure is intended to promote sustainability through green-inspired architecture and the use of technology that allows for efficient and environmentally friendly operations.

"With  the  upcoming  Bullet  Train  to  go  straight  from  Tokyo  to  Niseko,  we  see  the  482  room Hotel101-Niseko project which is set to be one of the largest hotels in Niseko to soon become the top of mind hotel destination for both the local domestic Japanese and overseas tourists visiting Niseko, Hokkaido Japan. We see Hotel101 Global to be known globally as one of the most eco-friendly hotels globally." ~Edgar Injap Sia II, DoubleDragon Chairman

Achieving a CASBEE rating highlights Hotel101-Niseko's position as a leading example of green hospitality solutions, demonstrating its success in incorporating environmental considerations into all aspects of its architecture and operations. Hotel101-Niseko, located on a 1.17-hectare site in Niseko-Hirafu, Hokkaido Prefecture, is surrounded by natural scenery and was chosen for its commitment to environmental preservation. Hotel101 Global strives to provide an eco-friendly hospitality experience that is consistent with guests' environmental values and meets the rigorous sustainability standards established by the local community.

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