Sleeves Magazine July August 2017 - Page 58

Interior Design The interiors capture the essence of Alpine living and just the right touch of cosmopolitan flair with sot colors and textures, natural materials, and minimal, bespoke accessories. Made by Originals Nicolas Gontard Kimamaya Boutique Hotel by Odin is the product of Frenchman Nicolas Gontard's vision and passion. Ater selling an Asia-based international telecommunications business in 2006, he instinctively felt it was too early to retire to his vineyards in Burgundy. Together with Norwegian partners Bjorn and Chris Fjelddahl, he embarked on building a luxury brand of residential properties and hospitality products. One of them was Kimamaya Boutique Hotel and its associated dining venue, The Barn by Odin. Gontard's passion for Niseko and his involvement in the community mean he is oten seen sharing a beer and sushi with locals, jumping on a mountain bike to test-ride the surrounding trails, or sharing insider knowledge with his guests. Sleeves Magazine