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Sunday, November 19 2017 - 08:00
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Kamori Kanko and NISADE Partnership Launches Groundbreaking Hokkaido Development The Vale Rusutsu
RUSUTSU, Japan, Nov. 19/Medianet International-AsiaNet/--

Kamori Kanko, Hokkaido's leading private tourism company and once the USA's 
largest ski resort operator, has partnered with award-winning developers Niseko 
Alpine Developments [NISADE] of The Vale Niseko fame for the strategic 
development of flagship Rusutsu Resort. 

The first phase of development is valued at circa USD 200 million and includes 
luxury hotel The Vale Rusutsu and a bespoke onsen and spa facility. Additional 
phases scheduled for release in 2018 will include new retail and entertainment 
developments and further hotel facilities, estimated at circa USD 500 million.

Kamori Kanko President Kimihito Kamori said Rusutsu Resort's unique operation 
necessitated long-term planning for redevelopment. 

"Unlike the structure of other Hokkaido resorts, we own Rusutsu in its 
entirety, including the resort, ski lifts, golf courses and theme park," said 
Mr. Kamori.

"Subsequently, Rusutsu's redevelopment requires a highly strategic approach and 
we found the perfect partner in NISADE, who have been instrumental in 
identifying the path to executing Rusutsu's long-term growth plan." 
 
NISADE Chairman Jonathan Martin said the plans for the future of Rusutsu Resort 
include groundbreaking tourism developments on a regional and national level. 

"The plan includes a strong bid platform for one of the upcoming Integrated 
Resort Licenses for Japan – possibly one of the first casinos in the country," 
said Mr. Martin.
 
"We're also excited to offer private ownership within Rusutsu Resort; a new way 
for property owners to partner directly with the resort operator." 

Master planned 30 years ago, Rusutsu Resort remains Hokkaido's largest all 
season resort, comprised of four golf courses, a theme park and extensive ski 
areas. 

Supported by Hokkaido's growing popularity as a travel destination and Prime 
Minister Abe’s focus on inbound tourism, Rusutsu represents a significant 
year-round opportunity in the Japanese leisure industry. 

The combined ski resorts of Niseko, Kiroro and the new-look Rusutsu are set to 
become the most desirable ski region in Asia, rivalling the multi-resort 
destinations of North America.   

Kamori Kanko and NISADE's announcement coincided with the 2017 World Ski 
Awards, where Rusutsu was crowned Japan's Best Ski Resort and The Vale Niseko 
retained its title of Japan's Best Boutique Ski Hotel.
 
The partners' acclaimed credentials ensure that Rusutsu's future provides a 
robust and sustainable environment for guests and investors. 

For further information contact:
Jonathan Martin, Yi-Mei Lee or Hisatake Kamori 	
Email: enquiries@thevalerusutsu.com
Phone: +81-136-23-1724
www.thevalerusutsu.com

SOURCE:  Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE] and Kamori Kanko 

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