View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Features
February 27, 2017

Travel in Style to Niseko with Afini

By Olivia Cuccaro

A winter wonderland on Japan’s rural, northernmost island of Hokkaido, sophisticated Niseko is actually a collection of four distinct, world-class ski resorts on the southeast face of Mount Annupuri. International visitors feel exceptionally welcome here with English-speaking access on the slopes and in the charming villages. While Niseko’s legendary powder gets most of the attention, families will find enticements off the mountain, from scenic hiking trails and championship golf courses to traditional Japanese activities like onsen and geisha banquets.

Sleek Japanese design meets the most modern Western comforts at this rare ski-in and out property in Niseko Village which offers the luxury of flexibility, for your family to enjoy as a three-bedroom townhouse or six-bedroom villa. Some will especially appreciate the master suite’s Japanese cedar wood ofuro bathtub. For others, Apple TV in each bedroom will delight. Under-floor heating welcomes everyone home after a day on the slopes. Your dedicated Destination Concierge has our favorite shiatsu massage therapist and sushi chef on direct dial for you, or let the on-call driver bring you to Hirafu for Hokkaido seafood hotpot.

Niseko’s ultra-dry, light powder is legendary. At this wonderland for snowboarders and skiers of all levels, six complimentary passes give your family unrestricted access to 1,308-meter Niseko Annupuri Mountain. Ski straight out of your villa in the morning, swish down the slopes then leave your gear with the ski valet at nearby Greenleaf Hotel, stopping in for an onsen soak. Springtime sees blue skies meet the vibrant greens of world-class golf courses as Niseko’s famously delectable fruits ripen for harvest. Summer is all about family fun, on foot, horseback, mountain bike or river raft.

Afini, a luxury destination club, is committed to curating an all-around travel experience boasting unparalleled quality for their members through their diverse portfolio of top-tier private residences and iconic hotel partners. Their unique pay-as-you-go structure and signature “as needed, when needed” pricing means members are charged only for their exceptional Afini stays with no minimum number of nights. Member perks include exclusive access to Afini’s privately managed residences as well as a dedicated lifestyle consultant who will cultivate your distinctive club preferences before helping you fulfill the holiday you’ve always envisioned. The destination concierge will also be at your disposal from arrival to departure while in residence, with 24-hour assistance as well as insightful knowledge from a local expert.

For more information, please visit

Content from our partners
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Makes Five-star History
A New Era of Luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota Bay
Arizona Biltmore: Luxurious Charm Meets Natural Wonder

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network