Sekisui House brings the W brand to Japan

World January 11, 2018 15:50

By The Nation

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W Hotels Worldwide is about to rise in the Land of the Rising Sun with the signing of a deal for the W Osaka that is 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, newly-build hotel will boast provocative and bold W design, sparking imagination in each of its guestrooms, 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 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 stunning facade designed by Osaka-based Tadao Ando, W Osaka sits amidst the indie boutiques and restaurants of the main thoroughfare on Mido-Suji Boulevard, giving guests immediate access to luxury shopping and insider experiences along the Gingko tree-lined street.

Just an hour from Kansai International Airport, the hotel will offer convenient access to this stunning urban oasis and the local thrills of Dotonbori, Osaka’s popular nightlife and entertainment district.

Travellers looking to explore one of Japan’s most beautiful and eccentric destinations will be able to connect to neighbourhoods via the Osaka Loop Line which has 12 convenient stops throughout the city.

The hotel will offer 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 culinary scene will be complemented with the Woo Bar and a second bar located on the expansive Wet Deck by the pool.

 Guests can also keep up with their personal fitness and wellness routines with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, the Fit and the Away Spa where travellers can detox and refuel. Ultra-modern event facilities will make any meeting or social gathering a part of the action with a 400-square-metre Great Room and three meeting rooms, all featuring design centred around natural light.

“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.”

Find out more at www.WHotels.com.