Sleeves Magazine July August 2017 - Page 56

Travel Insight Even as the snowflakes start to fall, adding sot powder to the slopes outside, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel remains toasty-warm. Kimamaya is the Japanese word for “be yourself” and here, you can do just that. Kimamaya Boutique Hotel, a nine-room mountain lodge in Niseko, one of Japan's most popular ski resorts, has year-round appeal. During summer and fall, pristine trails and mountain-biking tracks snake through the surrounding pine forests. Ater a rigorous day of sport, stop by The Barn restaurant, inspired by traditional Hokkaido farm architecture, where fresh produce is served with French flair and warm hospitality. Aterwards, retire to the homey Living Lounge, where all that's let to worry about is which wine you'll sip as you laze by the fireplace. Kimamaya Boutique Hotel proudly bears the Odin brand. Created by Nicolas Gontard and his Norwegian partners Bjorn and Chris Fjelddahl, the brand is dedicated to developing real estate and creating hospitality experiences that encompass "intelligent luxury." Sleeves Magazine