HAKUDEVELOPMENT

HakuDevelopment is a luxury lifestyle property developer whose heritage is rooted in understanding the dreams, desires, and needs of those discerning owners who already have everything. Their first project, Hakuchōzan, has been nominated for the 2016 World’s Best New Ski Chalet by World Ski Awards and for the 2017 Japan’s Best Ski Chalet. Hakuchōzan commands the highest rental rates in Niseko due to the exquisite level of service and design. Recently, CNN Travel Elite Escapes named Hakuchōzan one of the world’s 15 best luxury ski lodges.

The Founder of HakuDevelopment, Michael Chen, was formerly the President of International Marketing for one of the largest VIP hospitality businesses in the world. In that role, he and his team designed bespoke VIP experiences generating over US$1B in revenue each year.

From chauffeuring VIP guests via helicopter and landing on the first tee of one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world to having a butler bring hot coffee mid-slope to a VIP ski guest, nothing was too much trouble nor beyond the realm of possibilities. On one occasion, the team even arranged a tasting of rare Chateau Latour wines on a private jet hosted by none other than the CEO of Chateau Latour himself. The team was only constrained by its own ability to conceive of the next sensational service experience.

TAIGA PROJECTS

Launched in 2008, Taiga offers a comprehensive service in property sales, project management, luxury accommodation, property management, and development consulting. Taiga offers incisive feedback on real estate in Niseko to give clients a clear investment strategy, whether purchasing land, or designing an uber luxury chalet.

Committed to the long term success of both clients and projects, Taiga continues to assist clients well beyond completion. The focus on delivering exceptional service has resulted in over 50% of clients being referred from existing clients.

TAIGA PROJECTS

DAIDA DESIGN STUDIO

Focused on delivering ecologically sound projects, Tsukasa Daida places a lot of emphasis on passive solar gain, window positioning, and the natural movement of air through the building. Based in Sapporo, his works are designed to embrace this beautiful yet sometimes harsh Hokkaido climate.

Combined with an abundant use of natural materials, this focus on harmonizing our homes with the broader environment resonates with universal human feelings of comfort and happiness. Designs are contemporary in outlook, yet still warm and inviting.

DAIDA DESIGN

Dianna Wong Architecture + Interior Design

Dianna Wong Architecture + Interior Design is a world renown interdisciplinary architecture and design firm specializing in hospitality, casinos and culture.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in rural Montana and Los Angeles, Ms. Wong has a unique global view of the luxury lifestyle business. She launched her Los Angeles-based architecture firm, Dianna Wong Architecture + Interior Design, in 1998 and has worked on projects as diverse as the swanky W Hotel in Washington D.C., Caesars Golf Macau, and the megaresort, Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas. Dianna’s work at the Rosewood Baha Mar was recently featured by Architectural Digest and the property was name one of the Top 18 New Hotels of 2018.

DIANNA WONG