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.
“In 2020, Japan will capture the global spotlight, welcoming nations from around the world to the country on a grand scale for the 2020 Olympic Games.
“This is a great build up to the launch of the first-ever W in Japan,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.
“W is always bringing its new/next vision and bold approach to new destinations, especially cities as vibrant and energetic as Osaka.
“We are confident W Osaka will add even more energy and excitement to this already action-packed year in Japan.”
With a building façade designed by Osaka-based Tadao Ando, W Osaka sits amid 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.
Travellers looking to explore one of Japan’s most intoxicatingly beautiful and eccentric destinations will be able to connect to fabulous neighbourhoods via the Osaka Loop Line which boasts 12 convenient stops throughout the city.
“We are excited to add yet another Marriott International property to our portfolio and even more thrilled to be introducing a brand as daring as W to the country,” said Isami Wada, chairman of Sekisui House.
“It will be an exciting year for Japan, and the W brand will surely offer limitless experiences to those visiting from all corners of the world.”