Hotel Indigo Karuizawa has opened on 17 January 2022. It is the region’s globally-branded lifestyle boutique hotel and the second Hotel Indigo brand property in Japan. It is just 2.6km from Karuiazawa station.
Karuizawa, a resort town near Nagano, Japan is known for mild summers. Visitors can cycle and trek the forests. Winter is perfect for skiing and hot springs.
This 155-room hotel sits across three design buildings. It is inspired by the town’s sophisticated sensibility and abundance of nature. It captures the spirit of its neighbourhood through its design, amenities, restaurants and bars, and service style, where East meets West. A check at IHG.com reveals three 32 sqm Single and Double bedroom types – Standard Garden View, Standard River View and Standard Private Garden. The Standard Garden View and Standard River rooms have a private balcony while the Standard Private Garden comes with access to a private garden. There is also a 64sqm suite category which features jetted open-air bath in a private garden as well as a separate living room.
F&B outlets in the hotel include a wood-fired Italian Restaurant KAGARIBI, an all-day dining restaurant that serves dishes that incorporates local ingredients and take inspiration from the flavours, textures and nuances from the surroundings. The Spa by HARNN offers three treatment rooms and fitness facilities. There are also meeting facilities for business events.
“Despite the current circumstance of Covid-19, we are pleased that the hotel will be able to open earlier than originally planned. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the town of Karuizawa and local government for their understanding and support. I would like to thank everyone involved in the construction, including Kitano Construction Co and IHG for its global hotel management know-how. In the development of this hotel, the common area buildings, such as the lobby and restaurants, were constructed using Nagano-grown karamatsu pine, and efforts were made to reduce CO2 emissions and promote a business that contributes to the local economy. In the management of this hotel, we would like to contribute to the further development of the Karuizawa area by creating jobs and using fresh local ingredients in the restaurant. We hope to continue our corporate efforts to satisfy the local residents of Karuizawa, hotel employees, and hotel guests.”Yoichiro Nakai, Executive Vice President, Century Tokyo Corporation