Think of an edgy and vibrant hotel, and it would immediately conjure up images of a W Hotel. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, was launched in 1998 in New York. It then became an instant hit and started the W revolution, leading to the development of more than a dozen new properties in colourful destinations such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and Seoul.
The hotel chain’s next move? A debut in Japan, with the announcement of the signing of W Osaka, located in Japan’s second largest metropolis. Slated to open in 2021, the hotel will spread across 27 floors, boasting the signature W design. The hotel is owned by Sekisui House, a long-standing partner of Marriott International.
W Hotels’ Japanese debut in Osaka only seems natural, as the electric city offers a buzzing nightlife scene paired with a youthful energy. The hotel is located just an hour from Kansai International Airport, amidst the indie boutiques and restaurants of the city’s main thoroughfare on Mido-Suji Boulevard, which accurately reflects the brand’s identity.