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Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced it has added two new properties from YTL Hotels: MUSE St Tropez in France and the Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse in Japan.
MUSE Saint Tropez – Ramatuelle: France
MUSE Saint Tropez - Ramatuelle is a chic retreat in the heart of an award-winning ecological and self-sustainable garden designed by Sophie Agata Ambroise. Its fourteen suites are each dedicated to famous muses and individual in décor and ambience, opening onto private gardens or wooden terraces and plunge pools in selected suites. The main pool is a water salon surrounded by a bar, cabanas and loungers. The "M" restaurant serves locally sourced produce from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coastline. Spa treatments based on the hydrolat technique, where microscopic essential oil droplets are suspended in water, can be experienced in each suite. Other amenities include dedicated concierge services, conveniences for mobile devices, complimentary shuttle services to town or the beach and custom-made bicycles.
Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse: Hokkaido, Japan
At the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri, Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse sits in the heart of Niseko Village, within the Niseko United ski area. The ski area's inter-linked ski resorts have a combined 2,191 acres of skiable terrain, an international snow school, award-winning hotels with spa and onsen facilities, luxury residences, a dining and retail village hub, an outdoor nature park and two world-class golf courses with future development phases in the works. Additionally, an extension of the bullet train service to Hokkaido is set to commence March 26.
The eight townhouses are designed as an ode to Japan’s heritage townhouses that were inhabited by craftsmen and wealthy merchants from the Edo period. Each three-bedroom townhouse accommodates up to six adults with a flexible dining area that can be converted into an additional bedroom for two children, and comes complete with a personal residence concierge. Priority privileges include a complimentary one-hour guided Niseko Village mountain orientation for advanced to expert level skiers and a welcome by instructors at guests' doorsteps for any private ski or snowboard lessons booked during winter. During summer, golfers or families can take advantage of either complimentary rounds of golf at two courses or enjoy Super Passport tickets at Pure, an activity and adventure park within Niseko Village.
YTL Hotels currently within the SLH collection include Pangkor Laut Resort, Cameron Highlands Resort, The Majestic Malacca and Tanjong Jara Resort in Malaysia, Gaya Island Resort in Borneo and the Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali in Indonesia.