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Hilton announces the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle

Hilton has announced the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka, in a management agreement with Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle will be approximately 50 kilometers from Kansai International Airport and conveniently located within a 10-minute drive from Osaka Station, offering easy access to nearby cities including Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.

Guy Phillips, Senior Vice President, Development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton, said:

We are delighted to partner with Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. to bring the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel to Osaka, a top tourist destination in Japan. With its strategic location and signature Hilton hospitality, DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle will be ideally suited to serve business and leisure demand in the market. When Osaka hosts the World Expo which will see the city welcome delegates and participants from some 150 countries, I am confident the hotel will be top of mind for both domestic and business travelers.

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The hotel will be situated to the northwest of the almost 450-year-old Osaka Castle, one of the most visually spectacular creations in Japan, and within walking distance of the castle. Famed General Toyotomi Hideyoshi began construction of Osaka Castle in 1583, which was to be the center of a unified Japan under the rule of the Toyotomi clan. Presently amid the historical Osaka Castle Park, with an abundance of cherry, apricot and plum trees, the area’s diverse flora promises beautiful landscapes in both spring and fall.

Temmabashi Station will be a five-minute walk from the hotel where they can get quick access to Umeda and Namba for retail and various local dining options in the city. The hotel will also provide business travelers with convenient access to Osaka’s commercial and prime business zones.

Alexandra Jaritz, Senior Vice President, Brand Management, Asia-Pacific, Hilton, said:

Since its launch more than 50 years ago, DoubleTree by Hilton has become one of our fastest-growing brands across the globe. Today, the brand is a symbol of comfort for both business and leisure guests alike. We look forward to bringing DoubleTree by Hilton’s brand of hospitality to Osaka where guests will enjoy our renowned levels of hospitality in comfortable, contemporary accommodation and the convenient access to the cultural, dining and retail scenes in the city.

Occupying 15 levels of a newly-constructed building complex when it opens, DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle will offer 377 modern and well-appointed rooms and guest facilities including an indoor pool, a fitness center, meeting facilities and an executive lounge. Guests will have a selection of dining options from the hotel’s all-day dining Grab & Go where they can grab a midday snack and a lobby lounge and bar.

Standard guest room. Photo: Hilton

Keisuke Shimonishi, Director and Managing Executive Officer, Head of Commercial Construction Business Division, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., said:

We are pleased to sign our first agreement with Hilton. We look forward to a strong partnership with Hilton and working together to further develop the travel and tourism industry. I have high expectations for DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle and I am confident that it will deliver great value and excellent customer satisfaction, while contributing to the invigoration of the Osaka Castle area.

DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle will mark the debut of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand and the third Hilton-managed hotel in Osaka, joining Hilton Osaka and Conrad Osaka in the city.

Four Seasons recently announced the signing of Four Seasons Hotel Osaka while Marriott opened the first W hotel in Japan, W Osaka.

Meanwhile, Hilton recently signed its 4 resort in the Maldives, Hilton Maldives Amangiri, bringing its flagship brand to the dreamy island paradise. The hospitality giant also recently opened its first DoubleTree property in Germany, first Tapestry Collection property in Europe and Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District. The hospitality chain will open its largest hotel in Asia-Pacific in Singapore in January 2022.

Featured image by Hilton

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