Starwood Opens The Kiroro in Hokkaido


JAPAN – Starwood has officially opened the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Asia Pacific, The Kiroro, Hokkaido, a 282-room hotel located in one of the world’s best powder skiing destinations.

Owned by Kiroro Resort Holdings. the hotel will undergo expansive renovation of its public spaces and guest rooms at the end of the current ski season, with target completion of refurbishment by September of next year.

“We are delighted to unveil The Kiroro, Hokkaido as the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Asia Pacific,” said Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader for Tribute Portfolio and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.

Marr stressed that the Kiroro exemplifies the Tribute Portfolio brand’s independent spirit. The hotel is situated at the base of The Kiroro Resort.

The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido features 282 guest rooms and suites, as well as prime access to the ski resort mountain. The hotel also boasts over 15,000 square feet of function space, including a grand ballroom and four meeting rooms.

“We are thrilled to be the first property in Asia Pacific to fly the Tribute Portfolio flag,” said Chainid Adhyanasakul, CEO of Kiroro Resort Holdings.

Adhyanasakul pointed out that the hotel perfectly captures the unique essence of this resort area, delivering intimate and unexpected experiences that guests have come to enjoy at independent hotels. –