First W in Japan slated to open in Osaka in 2021
Osaka, Japan – 10 January 2018 –
W is about to rise up in the Land of the Rising Sun. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announced the signing of W Osaka, slated to open in 2021. Owned by Sekisui House, a long-standing partner of Marriott International, this opening will be the first-ever W in Japan. The 27-floor, new-build hotel will boast provocative and bold W design, sparking imagination in each of its 337 guestrooms and suites, electrifying restaurants and cocktail-centric bars.
With a stunning building façade designed by Osaka-based Tadao Ando, W Osaka sits amidst the indie boutiques and restaurants of the city’s main thoroughfare on Mido-Suji Boulevard, allowing guests immediate access to luxury shopping and insider experiences along the Gingko tree-lined street. Just an hour from Kansai International Airport, W Osaka will offer convenient access to this stunning urban oasis and the local thrills of Dōtonbori, Osaka’s popular nightlife and entertainment district. Travelers looking to explore one of Japan’s most intoxicatingly beautiful and eccentric destinations will be able to connect to fabulous neighborhoods via the Osaka Loop Line which boasts 12 convenient stops throughout the city.
W Osaka will bring 337 striking guestrooms, including 35 Suites, two WOW Suites and one EWOW Suite (the brand’s take on the Presidential Suite) to the bustling city. The hotel will feature multiple dining and craft cocktail concepts including the WOO Bar and a second bar located on the expansive WET Deck (pool). W Osaka will also welcome guests to keep up with their personal fitness and wellness routines with a state-of-the-art fitness center, FIT, and the AWAY Spa where travelers can detox and refuel. Ultra-modern event facilities will make any meeting or social gathering a part of the action with a 400-square-meter Great Room and three meeting rooms, all featuring design centered around natural light.
W Osaka is set to join more than 50 W Hotels now open globally, including the recently opened W Shanghai – The Bund, W Suzhou, W Bellevue and W Goa, as well as the soon-to-open W Panama, W Amman and W Brisbane. W Hotels is on track to reach 75 hotels by the end of 2020.