Club Med lines up Japanese ski resort

Hokkaido, Japan. Image © Ian Lai / Unsplash
All-inclusive concept pioneer Club Med has revealed details of its forthcoming new ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan.

Due to open by the end of this year, Club Med Kiroro Grand will join the brand’s 20 mountain resorts throughout the Alps, Canada and Asia.

Enchanted forest concept

The resort is designed to attract families, active couples and avid skiiers, and features a distinctive enchanted forest theme.

The concept will be reflected from the reception to the 266 guestrooms depicting natural finishes and traditional Japanese influences throughout. 

Activity hub

Situated in an unspoiled ski domain with 23 courses for all levels and off-piste ski slopes across the Asari and Nagamine mountains, the resort will offer traditional skiing and snowboarding as well as a plethora of activities such as yoga, cardio training and digital darts.

The hotel will also cater to families and children with dedicated Children’s Clubs for kids ages 2-17.

Onsen first

The brand’s first traditional Japanese onsen will be housed at Club Med Kiroro Grand, featuring a dedicated wellness lounge with a sauna and a hot stone room.

Other amenities will include Japanese-inspired restaurants, the Club Med Spa, indoor swimming pool and all-day entertainment. Additionally, the site is a 3-minute gondola ride from its sister resort Club Med Kiroro Peak and will be the brand’s sole mountain destination in Asia.

Ambitious plans

As Club Med continues to move forward with its ambitious development plans worldwide, the brand plans to expand its portfolio with three to five openings or renovations per year, including a US mountain resort targeted to open in 2-3 years, as well as a new resort in the Caribbean in the near future.

Elsewhere in Asia, upcoming additions will include the 400-key Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, due to complete in Q4 2024; in the same quarter Club Med Joyview Shanwei will deliver 350 rooms to China’s Shandong province; and another project in the same province, Club Med Joyview Weihai, will add a further 200 keys to the system in Q4 2026.