Konnichiwa, Osaka: Best Western continues Japanese expansion

Best Western Plus Osaka Kitahama
Osaka, Japan

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to expand its Japanese portfolio in the heart of Osaka, Japan’s second largest city.

Set to open in Japan’s second largest city, a commercial centre and culinary capital, Best Western Plus Osaka Kitahama will be a newly-constructed property in the city’s Chuo-ku ward, a one-minute walk from Kitahama Station. The hotel will connect guests to the city via the Osaka Subway and Keihan Main Line.

Aside from being an ideal hub for travellers, Best Western Plus Osaka Kitahama is also close to the Aji River and surrounded by key business and leisure attractions such as the Osaka Securities Exchange, Nakanoshima Park, Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

Other major attractions include Osaka City Hall, Goryo Shrine, Osaka Castle and the Osaka Museum of History.

“Osaka has a huge amount of potential”

Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ managing director of international operations for Asia, commented: “Japan is one of the largest and most important Asian markets for Best Western, so we are delighted to secure yet another impressive property in this dynamic country.

“As Japan’s second largest city, a commercial hub and the heart of the Kansai region, Osaka has a huge amount of potential for international travel, as well as the thriving domestic market. By offering a collection of globally-recognised hotels in strategic locations across the city, Best Western is perfectly placed to meet this demand.”

Best Western Plus Osaka Kitahama
Best Western Plus Osaka Kitahama

The new upper-midscale hotel will feature 80 guestrooms that are fully equipped with international standard services and facilities such as high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, refrigerators, toiletries, hairdryers and work desks.

“New era of upper-midscale hospitality”

Berrivin added: “Best Western Plus Osaka Kitahama will harness our company’s timeless values of world-class hospitality, service, connectivity and value-for-money, allowing guests to stay in comfort and style. I look forward to introducing this new era of upper-midscale hospitality to guests in Osaka when the hotel opens early next year.”

This new property will become the third Best Western hotel in Osaka, following Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi and Best Western Osaka Tsukamoto. It will also mark the debut of the upper-midscale Best Western Plus brand in the city.

Best Western Plus Osaka Kitahama is expected to open in the first quarter of 2019.

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