With 337 rooms and suites, W Osaka has six food and beverage outlets, a fitness centre, a spa, an indoor swimming pool, and four meeting and conference rooms. The trendy hotel is situated in the heart of Osaka’s pulsating Shinsaibashi district.
W Osaka is the first W Hotel to open in Japan. And it is the trend-setting brand’s nearly 60th hotel to open around the world.
W Hotels Worldwide is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 distinct brands,
In fact, many people consider it the hotel grou[‘s trendiest hotel brand.
Osaka is the third-largest city in Japan. In fact, Osaka part of the country’s second-largest metropolitan area. To clarify, only Metropolitan Tokyo has more people.
As the capital of Osaka prefecture, Osaka is located in the Kansai region of Honshu island.
In fact, two airports serve the Osaka metropolitan area. For example, Kansai International Airport connects the region with international travel destinations.
And Osaka International Airport, a.k.a. Itami Airport, offers flights to and from domestic and regional travel destinations.
Hotel guests enter the W Osaka, through an illuminated tunnel inspired by origami and kirigami. For example, there are images of nature and seasons reflected on the walls.
The hotel lobby is located on the third floor. In fact, it is more like a social hub than a lobby. Therefore, it is called the Living Room.
The colourful space feature a playful interior design, which features whimsical Kawaii Kokeshi wooden dolls. And the dolls reflect the diversity of the hotel’s guests, which hail from around the world.
The hotel has 337 guestrooms and suites. In fact, they feature a bold interior design with neon lights.
Moreover, all rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping city views.
In addition, their bathrooms feature both rain showers and deep-soak bathtubs.
Food and Beverage
Oh, lala …
The hotel has two bars and four restaurants. And each one has a different vibe, serving a different menu.
Oh, lala … – a brasserie, it serves international specialties. As an all-day dining eatery, it opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Living Room – serves original cocktails, the hotel’s private label champagne, and light meals. A DJ spins the discs. And sometimes there are stand-up comedians. Opens for breakfast and lunch.
Teppanyaki Mydo – serves local specialties including branded wagyu beef and mouthwatering teppanyaki dishes. As an all-day dining restaurant, it opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Sushi Ukiyo – serves edo-mae sushi made with the finest sashimi. Opens for breakfast and dinner.
Wet Bar – serves creative cocktails next to the hotel’s indoor, 20-meter long swimming pool.
Mixup – serve pastries and bar snacks along with original coffee, tea, and original label champagne. Opens for breakfast and lunch.
The hotel has a fitness centre with the latest in fitness equipment. And there is a yoga room with a view.
In addition, the hotel has an indoor pool swimming pool. What is most amazing is the LED ceiling, which illuminates the space.
Moreover, there is a spa with five private treatment rooms.
Finally, the hotel has fully four event and meeting spaces, which can accommodate meetings, conferences, and weddings.
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Here is what top hotel executives have to say about the new W Osaka hotel:
Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International
“Osaka’s mix of culture and bold, high-energy lifestyle makes it the ideal setting for the debut of W Hotels in Japan,” Rajeev says.
“We are excited to once again be partnering with Sekisui House to welcome W Osaka to the luxury hospitality landscape here, and know international travelers and locals alike will be drawn to the hotel and its playground of possibilities.”
Jennie Toh, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Marriott International
“The energy and eclecticism of Japan, particularly Osaka, make it the perfect backdrop for a W hotel,” Jennie says.
“From unforgettable dining experiences and live music sets to the thoughtful design rooted in the history and culture of the city, W Osaka is a destination within a destination where international jetsetters and local tastemakers meet and make magic.”
W Osaka – 4-1-3 Minami Semba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan,