Marriott to open Tadao Ando-designed W hotel in Osaka in 2021

Marriott to open Tadao Ando-designed W hotel in Osaka in 2021.
Scheduled to open in 2021, the property is owned by Sekisui House and will be the first-ever W-branded hotel in Japan. Photo credit: W Hotels Worldwide

In 2021, Marriott International will open and manage a new hotel in Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city. The property is owned by Sekisui House and will be the first-ever W-branded hotel in Japan. Designed by architect Tadao Ando, the 27-floor property will be operated by Marriott’s subsidiary W Hotels Worldwide.

The W Osaka will have 337 guestrooms, including 35 Suites, two WOW Suites and one EWOW Suite (the brand’s take on the Presidential Suite). The hotel will have multiple dining and craft cocktail concepts, including the WOO Bar and a second bar located on the WET Deck (pool).

W Osaka will also have a fitness center (called FIT) and an AWAY Spa.

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W Osaka will join the 50-strong portfolio of W Hotels around the world. In 2017, Marriott launched four new W hotels – W Shanghai The Bund, W Suzhou, W Bellevue and W Goa. The company is preparing three other launches: W Panama, W Amman and W Brisbane. Marriott plans to have 75 W Hotels in operation by the end of 2020.

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