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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces plans for a new hotel in Osaka, Japan

After announcing plans for a new resort in Italy, Canadian luxury hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in collaboration with Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd, a developer of condominiums and office buildings, and Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), a Singapore-based real estate company, have announced plans for the One Dojima Project in Osaka, Japan, which will include a brand-new Four Seasons hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Osaka is being created through a collaboration of world-renowned designers. The hotel will consist of 175 guest rooms that will have sophisticated and a spacious atmosphere. It is slated to open in 2024.

Four Seasons Hotel Osaka is being designed by award-winning interior designer Gwenael Nicolas of Curiosity, as well as Shinichiro Ogata of SIMPLICITY, and Yasuhiro Koichi of Design Studio Spin. Nikken Sekkei, one of Japan’s leading architectural firms, has been appointed to design the entire building. Otani, the master architect of Nikken Sekkei, has created a graceful design that evokes the image of a sail. Takenaka Corporation, which used to be headquartered in this area, has been selected to construct the building.

The hotel is part of the One Dojima Project, which began construction on 1st August 2020, and is a large-scale redevelopment project in the Kinki region of Osaka. The building will be approximately 195 metres high (49 stories) with a total floor area of approximately 85,000 square metres (915,000 square feet), making it one of the largest in Osaka City.

John Davison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said:

We are honoured to expand our presence in Japan with our long-time partners at HPL and with our new collaborators at Tokyo Tatemono, whose vision for the One Dojima project will create a new luxury lifestyle destination in Osaka. We are proud to be part of the One Dojima project with the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel Osaka, where our guests will soon enjoy the beautiful atmosphere created by local Japanese designers, along with the legendary Four Seasons service that is renowned in Japan and around the world.

Ong Beng Seng, Managing Director, Hotel Properties Limited, said:

We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Tokyo Tatemono, one of Japan’s leading real estate companies, on our investment in the One Dojima Project. We look forward to combining the reputation, strength and network of Tokyo Tatemono and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a world-renowned hotel management company, to create an iconic complex development landmark in Osaka – a city that is attracting global attention.

Dojima is located near several of the waterways in Osaka City, which is also known as the water capital. The area has developed as a commercial centre since the opening of the Dojima Rice Exchange, the world’s first futures exchange and the origin of trading in Japan.

Four Seasons Hotel Osaka will complement the brand’s existing properties in Japan, including Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, and the upcoming Four Seasons Resort Okinawa.

Recently, Marriott celebrated the opening of W Osaka. Rosewood Hotels and Resorts have also announced plans to debut in Japan.

Featured image by Four Seasons

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