A new addition to the MGallery hotel collection
(IN SHORT) Hotel Sosei Sapporo, the latest addition to Accor Group’s MGallery Collection, has opened its doors in the historic Sosei East neighborhood of Sapporo, Japan. The hotel, situated on the island of Hokkaido, offers guests an immersive experience that celebrates Japanese tradition while incorporating modern elements. Nestled between mountains and the sea, Sapporo boasts a rich cultural heritage, and Hotel Sosei Sapporo invites visitors to explore this heritage through its unique design, including a three-dimensional sculpture by a local artist, references to historic breweries, and rooms adorned with colorful flowers and Japanese paintings. The hotel also features a gastronomic restaurant inspired by old German breweries and offers a range of local culinary delights, making it an ideal base for exploring the magical beauty of Hokkaido.
(PRESS RELEASE) Paris, France, 2024-Feb-4 — /Travel PR News/ — On the island of Hokkaido, Japan’s fifth largest city will welcome the latest addition to the Accor Group’s MGallery Collection as of January 2024. Set in the Sosei East neighborhood, where the cultural heritage is as present as ever, Hotel Sosei Sapporo exalts Japanese tradition while integrating discreet touches of modernity and character. An eclectic mix for a destination that offers a complete getaway sensation.
Discovery of Japanese treasures
Nestled between mountains and sea, historic Sapporo claims second prize for snowiest city in the world. In fact, this is one of the reasons why the Winter Olympic Games were held here in 1972. Daily life follows the rhythm of the four seasons. The architecture is widely inspired by the West. As for the natural heritage, it largely contributes to the renown of this prefectural capital. In winter, locals enjoy many activities (including the essential ice sculpture contest). When sunny days arrive, the population flocks to the many downtown parks to admire the trees in blossom.
“Hotel Sosei Sapporo – MGallery Collection invites you to discover the city’s rich cultural heritage. Welcome to your new home in downtown Sapporo, the perfect base to explore the magical beauty of the island of Hokkaido.” — TADASHI KITAHARA, HOTEL MANAGER
A reinvented private townhouse
Established in a private residence from the pioneer district, Hotel Sosei Sapporo pays tribute to Japanese traditions, right from the entrance. This is where the hotel’s iconic object is given pride of place: a threedimensional sculpture by local artist Rie Kawakami, symbolizing wild hop (a flowering perennial plant). Here and there, the symbol of hamanasu (a Japanese rose used in perfumery) accentuates the artisanal savoir-faire. But the site particularly showcases historic breweries. In the bar, the fireplace is inspired by the curves of ancient copper beer kilns. Guests can enjoy Sapporo beer, as well as Hokkaido wines and locally brewed sake. Creating a warm ambience, the signature color palette embellishes the space with peaceful green or deep violet.
Flowers in every room
Hotel Sosei Sapporo features 118 rooms. The lighting is soft and the atmosphere blossoms with large bouquets of colorful flowers. Here, the surrounding nature can be found on the walls, with Japanese paintings that recreate the history of the location. Traditional elements are balanced by pieces inspired by furniture imported to Hokkaido in the 19th century. In the bathroom, bath salts made from hop (also called “sleeping grass”) diffuse a deliciously crisp scent. Ideal to sink into the unparalleled delight of a bubble bath before slipping between the sheets.
A culinary immersion
Sapporo, the birthplace of Japanese beer, continues this legacy today. While references to this tradition can be found throughout the hotel, it is in the restaurant that you can truly explore this universe. In this gastronomic eatery, the decoration is inspired by old German breweries. On the menu? Local culinary dishes, such as ramen, mushroom and onion soup, or jingisukan, a grilled lamb dish. But also a wide selection of fish, purchased at the fish auctions at the sprawling city market – an age-old practice still appreciated today.
A horse-drawn carriage ride to discover the Sosei East neighborhood, including a private tasting at the famous Beer Museum.
- THE ICONIC OBJECT: Wild Hops, by local artist Rie Kawakami. A monumental sculpture showcased in the entrance, mimicking the curves of wild hop.
- THE PERSONALIZED SUITE: The Hamanasu Suite and its soothing fabric and wood decoration.
- THE SHADE: Parma violet. The color of the rattan sofas in the lobby, but also the long curtains that cloak the space.
- THE SCENT: Hop, rising from a freshly drawn bath in the tub.
- THE TEMPO: In two steps. Energetic at first, paced by local activities. Then, soothing, as soon
as you step foot in the hotel.
- THE SIGNATURE COCKTAIL: Sosei Polaris, a blend of haskap wine (a nod to Hokkaido), hopflavored sparkling water, grenadine syrup and gin. Wonderfully fresh.
ABOUT MGALLERY HOTEL COLLECTION
The MGallery Hotel Collection brand thoughtfully selects and curates unique properties around the world, forming a storied collection of boutique hotels with true soul where captivating stories are lived and shared. These more than 120 boutique hotels all around the world enjoy a unique history, inspired by the remarkable past of the building or destination that welcomes it allowing the guests to live memorable moments.
The MGallery Collection establishments are hotels in which guests live the most beautiful experiences, marked by exceptional interiors, an art of the mixology that awakens all the senses, and a well-being focused on balance in everyday life. MGallery Collection customers leave with an unconditional desire to discover the other jewels of the brand to live a new unique experience.
The most renowned hotels in this collection include the Hotel Molitor in Paris, the Municipal Liverpool in the UK, the Santa Teresa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Manly Pacific in Sydney in Australia, the Athens Capital in Greece or the Saigon Arts Hotel in Vietnam. MGallery Collection is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,400 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL -Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.
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