These rooms span 100-120 square meters and feature large lounge sofas, a spacious balcony, and all other hallmark amenities of Ao no Za, including two private baths.
The penthouse-level offering at Ao no Za in terms of standard suite options, the Suite Sky Resort rooms are located on the highest floors, enabling the best views of Lake Shikotsu. These suites also measure 100-120 square meters and can accommodate up to three guests.
With a larger size of 120-140 square meters and all the same amenities and features as the two Suite Resort room types, these villas have space for up to three or four guests. They may also be combined to accommodate up to seven.
The marquee room type on offer at Ao no Za, Executive Suite Villas are an expansive 210-270 square meters and have the capacity for up to five guests. These private villas are extremely spacious – so much so, in fact, that they have enough room for two separate living areas.
The hotel’s in-house fitness center is the ideal place for guests to work up a cardio-forward sweat with a treadmill, free weights, or even yoga session before returning to their room’s private Onsen hot spring-fed baths.
The Ao no Za’s in-house spa facility is the ideal place to seek an even higher level of tranquility and relaxation than afforded by the hotel’s private Onsen baths. Treatment options, carried out by highly trained professionals in private rooms looking out upon the serene waters of the lake, include green tea facials, Moroccan oil scalp treatments, oriental and Ayurveda-style massages, a full-facial hydration regimen, and many more.
The Ao no Za’s lobby lounge and bar areas are ideal for guests looking to unwind or cool off with a cocktail and a snack. Sake is the local drink of choice, but a range of other top-shelf liquors, craft beers, and fine wines are also on-hand.
Color, flavor, and the desire to tell a story prevail in the regionally inspired offerings prepared by Ao no Za chefs. Each dish is considered a poetic expression of locally sourced ingredients, and meals are served in traditional multi-course Japanese fashion.
Grilled delights, including Hokkaido’s famed wagyu-style beef, are the norm at this bar-style countertop eatery. The traditional iron griddle is also commonly used to sear ingredients like shrimp, rice, eggs, and finely chopped vegetables.