ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort has been selected as Japan’s first Michelin Key Hotel

UPDATE: 2024.07.21

On July 4, 2024, the Michelin Guide announced that ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort has been selected as a 1 Michelin Key Hotel in the selection of Japan’s first Michelin Key Hotels.
It has been two years and four months since it opened as Tohoku’s first luxury resort, and it is the only one to be selected in the Tohoku region.

■ Selection of Michelin Key Hotels

From among the more than 6,000 hotels listed in the Michelin Guide, this is awarded to accommodations that meet five evaluation criteria and provide a particularly excellent experience, similar to the stars awarded to restaurants, receive this prestigious recognition. 6 Three-Michelin Key Hotels, 17 Two-Michelin Key Hotels, and 85 One-Michelin Key Hotels were selected from all over Japan.

□ 1 Michelin Key…A special stay

A destination with its own unique personality and charm.
Unconventional and offering a unique experience.
The service is always one step ahead and offers much more than accommodations in the same price range.

We have prepared a commemorative plan for being selected as a Michelin key hotel.

【Michelin Key Hotel Selection Commemoration】Special Plan – A special dinner course of Japanese or Western cuisine that enjoys Mutsu’s special ingredients and Sanriku seafood, with paired wine or sake.
Accommodation period: July 21st (Sunday) to August 31st (Saturday), 2024
Accommodation in premium twin room (2 queens with premium terrace)

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■ ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort

ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort is a slow luxury resort where you can escape from your daily life, enjoy the rich nature of Appi Kogen and the various expressions of the four seasons with all your senses, and soothe your soul.
By fusing the refinement of InterContinental, cultivated over more than 75 years of history, with the charm unique to Appi Kogen, we offer a high-quality luxury resort experience where you can relax in nature and enjoy the calm of Appi time.
All 38 rooms overlook the silvery snow slopes in winter and the green mountains shining in the sun in summer. There are 7 types of rooms with luxurious interiors that make use of warm wood grain. Five of the types have a cypress bath facing the slopes. Other luxurious facilities include a lounge where you can spend blissful time, a rooftop view terrace overlooking the mountains (open during the green season), a large hot spring bath with two types of baths, a rock bath and a cypress bath, a sauna, a dining and bar that offers the ultimate personalized gourmet experience, and a gym that is open 24 hours a day.
Among the extra services that have been particularly well-received by our guests are the “Afternoon Tea” and “Apero Time,” Created using seasonal local ingredients that have been served in the lounge since the hotel’s opening. Many guests come back again and again in anticipation of this extra service. This is a service unique to ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort that allows you to enjoy a luxurious hotel stay.
It is a great honor and we are very happy and honored to be selected as the first Michelin Key Hotel in Japan from among the many attractive hotels nationwide.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our customers who have patronized our hotel, as this achievement would not have been possible without their support. We will continue to pursue high-quality service with hospitality and strive to deliver the highest level of luxury resort experience to people all over the world.
Appi Kogen Resort is an all-season resort surrounded by abundant nature where you can feel and enjoy the changing of the seasons. At this time of year, guests can witness the enchanting light dance of three types of fireflies- Himebotaru, Genjibotaru, and Heikebotaru, live in the stream adjacent to ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort, creating a magical night-time experience.
Please come to ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort this summer to experience the best resort space and the best hotel service.

ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort
General Manager Chihiro Shingu