This project was initiated by a team of expert hoteliers with extensive experience around the globe and was meant to bring an international flavor and create the quintessential all-season resort in Niseko for its wealthy clientele, with all the luxury, including a genuine onsen, a spa, a conference center, two bars and views of Mt Yotei through the surrounding forest.
Due to the forest development restrictions, requirement of development approval, onsen development and diversified project team, this project was one of the most complex in Niseko.
Above & Beyond Resort project was Franck Giral’s first project in Niseko. The project’s size and complexity is what started Franck’s still ongoing journey to learning and mastering the Japanese architecture, construction, land development and onsen regulations.
The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 put an end to this project that was meant at the time to become Niseko’s new benchmark of international developments.