W Hotels Worldwide apparently isn’t decreasing its growth as part of Marriott International. The brand just signing an agreement to open the W Osaka, slated to debut 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 feature W’s signature design elements in each of its 337 guestrooms and suites, new restaurants concepts and cocktail 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 for W Hotels. “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 façade designed by Osaka-based Tadao Ando, W Osaka is located amidst boutiques and restaurants of the city’s main thoroughfare on Mido-Suji Boulevard. Just an hour from Kansai International Airport, W Osaka will offer convenient access to the city and the local thrills of D?tonbori, Osaka’s popular nightlife and entertainment district. Travelers looking to explore one of Japan’s most beautiful destinations will be able to connect to Osaka’s neighborhoods via the Osaka Loop Line which offers 12 stops throughout the city. W Osaka’s 337 guestrooms will include 35 suites, two WOW Suites and one EWOW Suite (the brand’s take on the Presidential Suite). 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). The hotel will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, FIT, and the AWAY Spa where travelers can detox and refuel. Ultra-modern event facilities include 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.