InterContinental hotels comes west
Umeda, Osaka — A massive 24-hectare hotel is currently under construction in Umeda, and when it opens next year, it will be the first InterContinental Hotel in western Japan. The luxury chain currently has hotels and resorts in Okinawa, Yokohama and Tokyo.
Comprising 17 levels, the InterContinental Osaka will offer 215 guestrooms, 57 serviced residences and four food and beverage outlets. Facilities will include four banquet and meeting rooms, a wedding chapel, a spa, and a fitness centre with an indoor pool. Expect the decor to suggest contemporary luxury, matching modern interior design sensibilities with natural materials hinting at Japanese influences. Works by young stars in the Japanese art scene will also be on display.
“Osaka is developing rapidly—there is now better connectivity between East and West Japan, and with the strengthening of Kansai International Airport as an aviation hub, the InterContinental Osaka will stand out in what is one of InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) most important markets globally,” said Clarence Tan, CEO, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan.