The hotel was made possible through close collaboration between Australian architecture group Architectus, who designed the overall structure, and interior design practice Wilson Associates, who were responsible for designing the interiors. From the outside, the building's rounded exterior fits in with the “sweeping winds” of the Niseko Valley, while on the inside, materials were chosen that exude understated elegance and a feel-good atmosphere.
As the area was originally known for its mineral-rich onsen baths, the design of the spa area was a particularly important element. For the interior walls of the three onsen baths at the Skye Niseko resort, a material had to be found that could withstand the humidity and heat of the baths, but still give the architects enough creative leeway for the atmospheric design of the rooms. The AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Indoor was ultimately chosen as the perfect solution for the interior walls of the onsen baths and the bathrooms.