W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, is set to expand its portfolio into Japan with the debut of W Osaka.
The latest signing marks the entry of the W brand in Japan, with the 27-storey newbuild slated to open in 2021.
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).
“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.”
W Osaka will be designed by Tadao Ando, and will sit 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.
“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.”