After inking an associated partnership arrangement with local property developer Niseko Alpine Developments in November of 2017, Japanese tourism firm Kamori Kanko Company Limited has now reportedly reaffirmed its interest in bringing an integrated casino hotel into the northern island of Hokkaido.
Rusutsu Resort proposal:
Based on a Thursday report from GGRAsia, the Sapporo-based entity explained that it needs to redevelop its existing Rusutsu Resort facility in southern Hokkaido at a price of approximately $500 million in hopes of winning one of the country ’s three coming incorporated casino hotel licenses.
Kamori reportedly detailed its strategy calls for the new-look ski hotel to include a 73,194 sq ft casino, which will account for approximately 2.9percent of the projected centre ’s complete footprint, alongside a 1,300-room hotel and 269,097 sq feet of conference and meeting facilities.
Hisatake Kamori, President for Kamori, advised GGRAsia his firm also plans to include restaurants, bars and lounges as well as spas and retail area to the development situated some 51 miles east of the port town of Tomakomai in hopes of finally chalking up annual revenues of ‘well over $1 billion.
Kamori into GGRAsia…
“An integrated hotel at Rusutsu Resort will allow for the evolution of core community-based assistance infrastructure. Besides casino gaming, which is only a small part in the overall strategy, our vision includes healthcare facilities, schools, retail and commercial precincts, multi-family houses and more tourism and entertainment places, all in a environmentally friendly method.
Ongoing bid preparation:
Kamori Kanko Company Limited is also accountable for the nearby The Vale Niseko ski hotel and reportedly proclaimed it had ‘obtained substantial attention from experienced gaming operators’ concerning the possibility of operating a casino inside a new-look Rusutsu Resort and has been now working ‘diligently’ onto its bid for one of the 3 permits.
Kamori into GGRAsia…
“Visitors come to Hokkaido for nature and the outdoors, ski, local cuisine, heritage and culture. A Hokkaido incorporated resort needs strong winter activities to encourage year-round tourism and to provide a unique experience for your guests. With no ski infrastructure, we do not feel an integrated hotel can be powerful through our cold winters.