It was a Filipino moment in Hokkaido, Japan last Aug. 26 as Mang Inasal founder and DoubleDragon Corp. chairman Edgar Injap Sia II and Jollibee founder and DoubleDragon Corp. co-chairman Tony Tan Caktiong with Niseko Mayor Kenya Katayama and Kutchan, Hokkaido Mayor Kazushi Monji led the groundbreaking of the 1.17-hectare property of Hotel101 and start the construction of the 482-room Hotel101-Niseko project in Hokkaido, Japan. Hotel101 is the first-ever Filipino homegrown hotel chain to expand in other countries outside the Philippines.
The contractor of Hotel101-Niseko is Iwata Chizaki Inc., one of the largest contractors in Japan, and the same contractor which built the Chitose International Airport in Saporro, Hokkaido, Japan.
Niseko is a world-class premier ski destination which remains popular year-round from its picturesque landscapes to its natural hot springs. Hotel101-Niseko will be one of the largest value hotels in Niseko encompassing 482 signature HappyRooms offering comfort, convenience, and accessibility to all types of travelers. The upcoming Hotel101-Niseko is expected to be patronized by local domestic travelers in Japan, and foreign tourists from other countries. The extension of the Shinkansen bullet train to Niseko and Sapporo will further improve access to the region which is also reported to be in the running to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.