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Residential units at Capella Niseko Resort and Residences, Japan to be Launched for Sale in Singapore

Luxury resort and residential project designed by world-renowned Japanese architect, Tadao Ando


Singapore, 4 November 2009 – Residential units at the Capella Niseko Resort and Residences, located in Japan’s popular ski destination at the Annupuri-Niseko Mountain in Hokkaido will be launched for sale in Singapore from 6th November 2009. The 149-unit luxury residential development is part of Capella Niseko Resort and Residences, which is designed by world renowned architect, Tadao Ando. 

Tadao Ando is one of the world’s most respected architects. His work has been honored with nearly every major architecture award in the world including the Alvar Aalto Medal (Finland), Gold Medal of Architecture - Académie d’Architecture, Chevalier de l”Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur (France), the Praemium Imperiale (Japan); and the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects (USA) and Gold Medal of Union Internationale des Architectes. Despite never having received formal training in the field, Ando’s work has influenced a generation of architects, and has emphasized a creative use of natural light and forms that follow the natural contour of the landscape.

Capella Niseko Resorts and Residences is the first project in Japan by Annupuri Land, and will be managed by Capella Hotels and Resorts led by legendary hotelier Horst Schulze. It will feature a 67-room resort and another 149 residences, set on 32 acres of greenery and minutes away from the ski mountain.

Capella Niseko will offer a full-service all-suite hotel, a Village Center providing a wide variety of amenities including fine dining options, stylish bars, Auriga spa and various entertainment catered to children. Owners of the freehold Residences which comprise 94 Apartments (1,754 – 3,745 sq ft), 36 Houses (3,029 – 3,188 sq ft) and 19 Villas (5,538 – 5,766 sq ft) will enjoy all the amenities of a 6-star resort ranging from an in-home personal chef and a ski valet to a recreation concierge. In-house transportation will also be provided to and from the ski mountain.

As the Sole Marketing Agent for the residences, Jones Lang LaSalle will be holding the official launch of Capella Niseko Residences in Singapore from 6th to 7th November 2009 at Capella Singapore.  Prices for the Apartment units, Houses and Villas are expected to be in the range of approximately USD1 million to USD5 million. The entire development is expected to be completed in 2012.

Jacqueline Wong, Head of Residential at Jones Lang LaSalle says, “It is a rare opportunity for potential buyers looking at investing overseas. At Capella Niseko Residences, buyers will not only be able to appreciate first hand, the work of Master Architect Tadao Ando and enjoy the fine luxury provided by the Capella Group, but also take in the fineness of the Annupuri-Niseko Mountain and its surroundings.”

When asked to give an insight to his creative theme for Capella Niseko, Master Architect Tadao Ando maintains it is important to “respect the natural beauty of Niseko, and create a symbiotic and comfortable relationship with the environment.”

The Niseko region holds not only international acclaim for its world class ski experience with the finest ski powder, but is also renowned for its natural beauty and recreational activities which include golf, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and hiking. It is easily accessible by rail, road as well as direct international flights to Sapporo’s new Chitose Airport, located just 120km away.

Horst Schulze, CEO of West Paces Hotel Group, and founder of the Capella Hotels and Resorts brand says, “We know that Capella Niseko will perfectly embody the Capella philosophy – in which the guest determines the experience at all times. Here, guests may choose an atmosphere of serenity and renewal at one moment – or opt for the excitement of world-class outdoor recreation the next.”

General Partner of Annupuri Land, Ernest Tsang reiterates, “Our goal at Capella Niseko is to create a resort in which personalized service of the very highest level is delivered during every aspect of the guest’s stay or the residential owner’s experience. We know that in Tadao Ando Architects & Associates and Capella Hotels and Resorts, we have selected the very best in their fields.”

BenWood Studio Shanghai is Capella Niseko’s master planner, and Peter Silling & Associates is in charge of the interior design for the project.

About Capella Hotels and Resorts
Capella Hotels and Resorts illuminates the top-tier hospitality and residential resort industry. Capella is dedicated to customer choice, exquisite quality and heartfelt service. Each Capella property expertly combines the world-class design, individualized service and attention to detail of small hotels with the amenities and activities of larger hotels and resorts. Capella looks forward to welcoming you to these properties in gateway cities and beautiful resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel(Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Dunboy Castle (Castletownbere, Ireland); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); and Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico).

About Annupuri Land L.P.
Annupuri Land L.P, a Cayman Island limited partnership, is involved in property development and investment in Hokkaido, Japan. The partnership is led by general partners Ernest Tsang and Mae Loh. For enquiries, email info@annupuri.net.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of USD2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than USD37 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.

Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 17,200 employees operating in 79 offices in 13 countries across the region.