• Jo Lodder

We are excited to announce that Vacation Niseko will be our new lettings partner at SnowDog Village!


I am pleased & excited to introduce you to our new lettings partner, Vacation Niseko, who have a proven track record with both domestic & international tourism in Niseko. We will be working closely as partners to reach our goal of achieving all-year-round occupancy for our boutique ski-in aparthotel - SnowDog Village, Niseko by co-ordinating jointly two marketing efforts to supplement & support each other. Read here to find out how this happened!

Rena Okina our dedicated owners representative and branding & marketing coordinator will work closely with Vacation Niseko to ensure on the owner's behalf that this is achieved.


Our customers can book via Vacation Niseko booking portal or our SnowDog Village website and they will be then handled by a single coherent guest services team of VN on the ground.


Vacation Niseko believe fully in the potential of our unique dog-friendly, Higashiyama (Niseko Village) property SnowDog Village, and are ready to embrace it in driving domestic sales even during this pandemic.


So who are Vacation Niseko (VN) - some background information

  • Operated in Niseko since 2006 - one of the most experienced and respected hotel operators in the Niseko area.

  • Manage over 100 properties with an all-year-round team of strong bilingual Japanese professionals.

  • Company profile https://vacationniseko.com/en/company

  • Dedicated to running SnowDog Village with its unique concept and setting in Higashiyama with bilingual Japanese staff on-site throughout the year.

  • Keita Sekine, bilingual Japanese General Manager at Vacation Niseko, brings with him over 20 years of branded hotel and management experience including the Dusit Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Marriott International. Having also worked in Niseko in a pre-opening role for Sansui Niseko, he has an excellent understanding of the local environment and the challenges we face. With a deep understanding of the domestic market, he will oversee the marketing efforts for our Property from the start and navigate this tough period.

  • Vacation Niseko has a strong international presence for when the pandemic subsides

  • Landmark View one of their existing properties is always full in the summer with a mix of long & short stays.

We could not be more thrilled to be engaging their team to drive all-year-round occupancy for our Property.


The partnership means that unlike before we will have a far better grasp on what is required to fill our apartments. This summer we have seen first hand that there are appetite and potential from the domestic Japanese and if we can build on this until international tourism commences again then we will have the best of both worlds with SnowDog Village our boutique apartment hotel with year-round occupancy which has always been our goal. 


Together we can achieve this!


My name is Jo Lodder Managing Partner at JNW Properties in Hong Kong, marketing & selling our developments in Niseko which include SnowDog Village, SnowDog Chalets and the famous Raku Ichi Residences. I have a passion for exploring, and love to hike the mountains of Hokkaido in the summer, and to ski the Niseko famed fluffy champagne snow in the winter.


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