InterContinental Opening in Osaka

  • A shot of the interior of one of 272 rooms at the IHG Osaka.

    A shot of the interior of one of 272 rooms at the IHG Osaka.

  • The lobby of the InterContinental Osaka.

    The lobby of the InterContinental Osaka.

  • The glassy pool at the InterContinental Osaka.

    The glassy pool at the InterContinental Osaka.

  • The glassy pool at the Intercontinental Jakarta.

    The glassy pool at the Intercontinental Jakarta.

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The latest InterContinental Hotel Group property opened this month in Osaka making it the seventh IHG property in Japan. Centrally located with amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, views of greenery and even a wedding chapel, the InterContinental Osaka is a multipurpose high-end hotel.

The 272-room hotel is a five-minute walk from JR Osaka Train Station, making it convenient for business travelers and visitors. Equipped with four meeting and event spaces, it will be a likely choice for company gatherings and speakers. The location also features 57 serviced residences.

The hotel rooms are designed by Bilkey Llinas Design, a firm specializing in luxury hospitality. Features include stylish sliding doors, genuine stone furniture and traditional Japanese-colored fabrics. Rooms will also have a cache of the latest electronic gadgets.

Insiders say for a view of the city, dine on the 20th floor at Pierre restaurant for contemporary French offerings.

 3-60, Ofuka-Cho Kita-Ku; 81-6/6374-5700; ihg.com; double rooms start at US$500

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