Hyatt Hotels announced that a subsidiary of Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with NTT Urban Development Corporation to Hyatt Centric Sapporo.
Scheduled to open in 2024, the 216-room hotel will mark the third Hyatt Centric property in Japan, following Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo and Hyatt Centric Kanazawa. The hotel will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Hokkaido, northern Japan, and means Hyatt is focused on growing its portfolio of lifestyle brands in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hyatt Centric Sapporo will be the ideal starting point for savvy and modern explorers thanks to its prime location in the heart of the city. The hotel will be adjacent to one of Hokkaido’s most famous landmarks, the historic Akarenga-chosha, formerly the Hokkaido government office, and located near Odori Park, the city’s famous green oasis which is popular with local residents and hosts major events such as Sapporo Snow Festival. The hotel will be a short walk from Odori Subway Station via an underground walkway and a 10-minute walk from JR Sapporo Central Station.
Known for its many attractions, Sapporo is a popular destination for adventurous Japanese and international travelers. Every winter, the city hosts the famous Sapporo Snow Festival, attracting visitors from around the world with its mesmerizing transformation of snow sculptures and ice facilities, ice rinks, snow-capped hills, specialty dining options in Hokkaido And much more. Sapporo is also the urban gateway to the island’s fantastic ski resorts, relaxing onsens (hot springs), as well as beautiful national parks and mountains.
The hotel will be part of a new 26-story building complex currently under construction. Hyatt Centric Sapporo will occupy the upper floors of the resort, offering modern rooms with panoramic views, two restaurants and multifunctional spaces for banquets and events.
“We are honored to collaborate with NTT Urban Development Corporation on the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Hokkaido, one of Japan’s most fascinating destinations,” said Sam Sakamura, Vice President of Hyatt – Japan and Micronesia.
“As the third Hyatt Centric hotel in Japan, we continue to expand the presence of the Hyatt lifestyle brand to better meet the diverse needs of the market and travelers, and we look forward to welcoming guests to experience the culture dynamic Sapporo, the thriving food scene and spectacular scenery of Hokkaido. .”
Hiroshi Tsujigami, President and CEO of NTT Urban Development Corporation said, “We are delighted to bring a Hyatt Centric hotel to Sapporo, especially in such a prime central location close to the city’s historic core and major attractions. Hokkaido is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan and Sapporo is the heart of Hokkaido, so we are delighted to work with Hyatt to bring Hyatt Centric Sapporo to life and expect it to bring new energy to the city, while being the preferred choice for today’s modern traveler.