InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has expanded its luxury stay footprint in Asia-Pacific with the opening of ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort in Japan.

The property marks the first luxury resort in Tohoku, Japan.

Appi Kogen is one of the largest ski resorts in the Tohoku region and is just over journey from Tokyo on the Shinkansen bullet train.

ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort becomes the third IHG property in the Appi Kogen precinct. It joins ANA Crowne Plaza Resort Appi Kogen and ANA Holiday Inn Resort Appi Kogen that were rebranded in December last year.

The property joins over 200 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts across the globe.

It also reinforces the venture between ANA and IHG in Japan, complementing other luxury stays including ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa and InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8.

ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort has 38 all-Club InterContinental rooms and suites, each offering views of the Appi ski slopes and landscape of Hachimantai.

The resort boasts 300m2 Presidential Suite featuring floor-to-ceiling corner window, specialty sake, kitchen and large flexible dining area.

Dining venues include signature restaurant, SHIRATSUYU, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with focus on specialty food from the Iwate and Tohoku region.

In addition, the Japanese bar MOCCO, which is located on the 3rd floor, also serves a wide selection of Japanese whisky and other Japanese spirits.

Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, two traditional Onsen Japanese baths, including the IWA and HINOKI on the 3rd floor.

Luxury spa, LAVILLA SPA APPI, offers traditional shiatsu massage and facial treatments with Elemis products.

In addition, the resort’s Club Lounge features a 400-year-old Japanese beech tree artwork display.