The 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko) open doors of the ski resort market to millions of Southeast Asian investors

The world-famous powder snow destination’s real estate will stand shoulder to shoulder with the best in Asia

  • Categories to honour various kinds of residential and commercial developments, as well as achievements in architecture and design
  • Entry submissions are open until 23 September 2022
  • Awards will be presented at an exclusive black-tie gala celebration set on 9 December in Bangkok, Thailand alongside the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

NISEKO, Japan — 18 July 2022

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, the prestigious real estate awards programme that recognises the finest real estate in the region, launched the latest edition for Greater Niseko as Japan reopened its borders to international business travelers and tour groups.

Since lifting many border restrictions in June, Japan has gradually renewed enthusiasm among international travelers and property investors for its world-famous attractions, including the ski resorts of Greater Niseko, which comprises the villages of Hirafu and Hanazono and surrounding areas.

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko) programme returns bigger and better than ever for its 2022 edition, with open categories for eligible development companies and projects in the popular resort and holiday home destination.

This year’s programme is chaired by Bill Barnett, the foremost expert on the region’s hospitality industry and founder of C9 Hotelworks.

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With the return of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko), the programme will showcase the alpine community’s finest developers and outstanding, best-designed developments to its wide network of property seekers across Southeast Asia and surrounding countries. Investors from Southeast Asia are expected to become a new driving force behind the Niseko market’s growth. The organiser PropertyGuru Group (PGRU: NYSE) is the largest proptech company in the region and the preferred destination for more than 38 million property seekers per month.

In addition, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko) programme could reintroduce the destination’s many luxurious real estate offerings to the domestic market. “Japanese buyers and long-stay guests have been rediscovering Niseko, buoyed by the combination of remote working opportunities, world-class amenities and the natural environment,” Eddie Guillemette, CEO of property management company Midori no Ki and a member of the independent judging panel of the Awards, told PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine.

The Awards are set to represent and accolade Greater Niseko’s exemplary developers and projects across a variety of categories, including Best Developer and Best Hospitality Developer. Honours are also at stake for hotel condo developments, resort housing projects, resort developments, mixed-use developments, tourism attractions, restaurants, and eco-friendly developments. Other categories are poised to honour various achievements in architectural design, interior design, and landscape architectural design.

The Awards will be presented in an exclusive, black-tie gala dinner and ceremony alongside the 17th edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final at The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok on Friday, 9 December 2022, together with other winners from key property markets including Australia, India, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Southeast Asia.

Key dates for the 2022 edition:

  • 23 September 2022 – Entries Close
  • 10-11 October 2022 – Site Inspections
  • 12 October 2022 – Final Judging
  • 9 December 2022 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand

Entries from eligible developers are being accepted here:

Professional, fair, and transparent judging

The Awards are determined by a professionally run and fully transparent judging system, establishing a reputation for fairness and integrity. Eligible entries are rigorously selected and shortlisted by an independent panel of judges, comprising experts in real estate consultancy, architecture and design, green building, and sustainable development. The selection process is supervised by HLB, the global network of independent advisory and accounting firms.

This year’s edition is supported by media partner Powderlife, the authoritative magazine about Niseko run by managing editor Kristian Lund, as well as Niseko Tourism’s promotional board, which represents more than 400 real estate and business leaders in the Niseko area, to bring added credibility and reach to the programme.

In 2021, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko) were presented as a virtual gala celebration on digital platforms that included, as well as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Highlights of the show aired on the History Channel, the official cable TV partner of the awards.

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SC Global Developments Pte Ltd was revealed as Best Developer, earning the top accolade of the year. It also garnered four titles for its luxury development Setsu Niseko, which include the coveted title of Best Hotel Condo Development (Greater Niseko). Setsu Niseko went on to win the Best Condo Interior Design (Asia) award at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final.

Main winners of the Awards in Greater Niseko will be eligible to advance to the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final where they will compete with peers across Asia for international honours.

The 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Greater Niseko) programme is supported by official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partner Powderlife; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; supporting association Niseko Tourism; and official supervisor HLB.

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