The Ritz-Carlton Hotel company and YTL Hotels have partnered to develop two new luxury hotels in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui hotel will be built in Thailand, while the Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be constructed in Niseko Village at the base of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, Japan.
Scheduled for completion in 2020, the ski-in and ski-out Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be the first of its kind in Japan, and will feature 50 rooms.
During the summer, it will offer a wide range of outdoor activities such as trekking, horse riding and golf.
The Ritz-Carlton president and chief operating officer Herve Humler said: "Ritz-Carlton Reserves feature signature, one-of-a-kind boutique resorts positioned in unique settings, each with a distinctive personality and sense of place reflecting its history and culture.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui hotel will feature 187 luxurious rooms and pool villas, and a collection of dining, wellness and recreational hubs.
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YTL Hotel executive director Dato’ Mark Yeoh said: "We have had a long standing relationship with Marriott International since 1995.
"This expansion into Thailand and Japan is a continuation of our shared success over the years."
Image: The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/ The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.