Part of the Hanazono resort in Niseko, Japan, in which Hong Kong’s Richard Li has invested US$930 million.

How a failing Japanese ski resort became Aspen of Asia as luxury hotels and wealthy Asians replaced backpackers and hostels

For the architects transforming Niseko in Hokkaido with the backing of investors including Hong Kong’s Richard Li, anything goes. They’ve gone from copying Europe and North America to taking inspiration from Japanese culture

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Part of the Hanazono resort in Niseko, Japan, in which Hong Kong’s Richard Li has invested US$930 million.
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