News for the Hospitality Executive
Tokyo, Japan, 5 June 2013: InterContinental Osaka has now opened in the centre of Japan’s latest commercial development, Grand Front Osaka. The mixed-use development is a new landmark in the city which also includes office buildings, commercial outlets, a convention centre, academic and entertainment facilities and residences.
InterContinental Osaka offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the surrounding area of western Japan, starting from the hotel’s lobby which sits on the 20th floor. Every aspect of the hotel is designed to express the subtle beauty of Japan. The décor combines a motif of natural stones, wood and glass, providing a relaxing ambience away from the bustle of the busy city below.
The hotel has a total of 215 guest rooms, averaging more than 50sqm each, while the InterContinental Residences located in the same building has a further 57 serviced and fully-furnished residential suites. As well as one and two-bedroom suites, the InterContinental Residences also offer three-bedrooms suites, which are the largest available in the city.
The hotel offers a total of four meeting and event spaces, all featuring views of the water and greenery surrounding Grand Front Osaka, as well as a stunning, fully-equipped wedding chapel. The extensively-equipped health and fitness centre is available to all in-house guests 24 hours a day and includes a spa and an indoor pool.
The variety of food and beverage options at the hotel completes the guests’ luxury experience. Pierre is the hotel’s signature contemporary French restaurant, while the hotel’s brasserie, NOKA, offers guests all-day dining and international cuisine. Its bar lounge, adee, serves indulgent wines and elaborate cocktails. The hotel also offers lighter options at its lobby lounge and at its patisserie, which serves fresh pastries to eat-in or take-away.
Hafidh Al Busaidy, General Manager, InterContinental Osaka said: “At InterContinental Osaka, we aim to provide contemporary luxury to our guests. We have something to appeal to every guest, whether travelling for business or leisure, located in what is the city’s most exciting new development. Our team offers world-class service to both international and local guests alike and we hope to provide them with new and unexpected experiences when they stay, dine or hold an event with us.”
Osaka is Japan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population of nearly 20 million. Grand Front Osaka was officially launched in April and has already welcomed several million visitors in its first few weeks.
“Entering Osaka is an important milestone for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); it has great potential to be one of Asia’s major gateway cities,” said Jan Smits, Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG.
“We have a long and enviable history in Japan and, with fantastic hotels such as InterContinental Osaka in our portfolio, we trust that we will maintain our position for many years to come,” he added.
The seventh InterContinental hotel in Japan, InterContinental Osaka joins 170 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world. Each InterContinental hotel connects its well-traveled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing their insider knowledge, so guests can enjoy authentic experiences. IHG ANA is the largest international hotel operator in Japan with nearly 30 hotels across four brands.
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