During a spring ski trip to Niseko, I had the privilege of enjoying the first two nights at the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, a luxurious mountain resort situated in Hokkaido, Japan.
The hotel, which recently opened its doors in January 2020, is renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views spanning the Annupuri ranges and Mount Yotei.
Indeed, my anticipation for this stay was particularly high, especially as I’d planned this trip alongside friends and fellow travel creators: Jarvis from The Luxury Traveller, Albert from JetAlbert, and Manny from Flight Hacks.
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono – Booking
As a luxury hotel in a resort area, rates at the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono lean towards the higher end. Given its prime location and status as one of the few luxury accommodations in the area, this resort certainly comes with prices to match.
A standard room at the hotel begins at around ¥45,000 ($310 USD, $420 CAD), and the rates go up from there, easily doubling those figures during the peak winter ski season.
If you dabble in the World of Hyatt loyalty program, this may be a good spot to use your points, depending on the going cash rates.
The Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono is a Category 8 property, which means that a standard room redemption costs 35,000, 40,000 or 45,000 World of Hyatt points per night, for off-peak, standard, and peak pricing, respectively. I managed to secure the off-peak rate of 35,000 World of Hyatt points for my stay.
If you’re booking a cash rate at the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, be sure to get in touch with a travel advisor with access to Hyatt Privé, Hyatt’s preferred partner program.
You’ll pay the same as the publicly available refundable rate, but you’ll get extra perks such as free breakfast, a $100 (USD) property credit, a room upgrade, and more.