Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, was a Filipino moment in Hokkaido Japan as the Mang Inasal Founder and DoubleDragon Corporation Chairman Edgar Injap Sia II and Jollibee Founder and DoubleDragon Corporation Co-Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong with Niseko Mayor Kenya Katayama and Kutchan Hokkaido Mayor Kazushi Monji groundbreaks the 1.17-hectare property of Hotel101 and start construction of the 482-room Hotel101-Niseko project in Hokkaido, Japan.
Hotel101 is the first ever Filipino homegrown hotel chain to expand in other countries outside the Philippines.
In the above photo are DoubleDragon Corporation and Hotel101 Global Pte Ltd team led by DoubleDragon Chairman Edgar Injap Sia II, DoubleDragon Co-Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong, Hotel101 Global Chief Executive Officer Hannah Yulo-Luccini with the team members of the project contractor Iwata Chizaki Inc, team members of the construction manager EGW Asset Management, and team members of the project master sales group H2 Christies.
The contractor of Hotel101-Niseko is Iwata Chizaki Inc, one of the largest contractors in Japan, and the same contractor who built the Chitose International Airport in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
(Actual photo of the 1.17-hectare prime land of Hotel101-Niseko Hokkaido, Japan)
(Perspective of H101-Niseko Hokkaido, Japan)
Niseko Hokkaido Japan– a world-class premier ski destination that remains popular year-round from its picturesque landscapes to its natural hot springs.
Hotel101–Niseko will be one of the largest value hotels in Niseko encompassing 482 signature HappyRooms offering comfort, convenience, and accessibility to all types of travelers.
The upcoming Hotel101-Niseko sits on a sprawling 1.17-hectare property in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, and is expected to be patronized by local domestic travelers in Japan, and foreign tourists from other countries.
The extension of the Shinkansen bullet train to Niseko and Sapporo will further improve access to the region which is also reportedly in the running to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.
Niseko is famous worldwide for its powder snow and Kutchan Town where the property is located is one of the foremost areas of heavy snowfall reaching 13 meters on average with some of the best quality snow in the world.
Because of its northern location, Niseko is internationally renowned for consistently delivering good falls of light powder snow and a long ski season that stretches from November until May.
Hokkaido is the northmost island of Japan.
During the summer Hokkaido stays cool with average temperatures of about 20 degrees Celsius and is also famous for its stunning nature scenes, hot springs, and panoramic flower fields during summer.