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Centara to debut in Japan with Centara Grand Hotel Osaka

Centara Grand Osaka Hotel will feature 515 contemporary rooms and suites.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is set to make its debut in Japan with the launch of Centara Grand Hotel Osaka, a gleaming 33-storey tower that will become a new landmark in this vibrant metropolis.

Scheduled to open its doors in July 2023, this contemporary five-star hotel is an architectural masterpiece that soars above the city near Namba, Osaka’s most vibrant entertainment and retail district. With its prime location, diverse dining venues, exceptional amenities and first-class event space, this will become the ultimate destination business and leisure travellers alike.

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka features 515 rooms and suites, ranging from 28-60 sqm and comprising Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe with Bunk Beds, and Suite options – perfect for every guest, from solo explorers to couples and families. Every room is adorned with sleek, modern décor, king or twin beds, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-room amenities such as Nespresso machines, Smart TVs, rain showers and high-speed Wi-Fi. Those staying on the executive floors (26-31) will receive exclusive services at the Club Lounge.

Osaka is Japan’s culinary capital and this new hotel will further enhance to the city’s gastronomic reputation with an eclectic collection of restaurants and bars. Kunsei Kitchen is a dramatic top floor smokehouse where innovative cuisine is paired with fine wines and panoramic views, while Whiskey Nova is a stylish 32nd floor steakhouse where prime meats can be accompanied with an extensive collection of whiskeys and wines. Embassy of Crab showcases succulent seafood, including its signature crab dishes, and Suan Bua reflects Centara’s proud Thai heritage with highly authentic Southeast Asian street food.

Light daytime bites and homemade pastries can be enjoyed at Platform 2 Café, Automata is a futuristic self-service cocktail bar on the 32nd floor where guests can create their own perfect drinks, and for truly unforgettable occasions, Crudo Deck is an alfresco rooftop venue where revellers can sip sunset cocktails and savour world-class cuisine as a resident DJ spins upbeat tunes. This 90 sqm rooftop venue doubles as a spectacular setting for uplifting events.

Corporate travellers and meeting planners can also take advantage of a glittering 351sqm Grand Ballroom, which can be flexibly divided into two smaller spaces, and three other meeting rooms ranging from 26 to 30 sqm. When guests are not working or exploring this compelling city, they can work out in the fitness centre or enjoy soothing therapies at the Thai-inspired SPA Cenvaree, which features four treatment rooms, a foot massage area and Thai massage room.

With Japan’s borders having fully reopened in late 2022, visitors can now rediscover the many wonders of the “Land of the Rising Sun”. In Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, an amazing array of attractions awaits, from historical landmarks like Osaka Castle and Shitennoji Temple to modern marvels such as Universal Studios and Osaka Aquarium. Namba, the downtown district that surrounds the hotel, is filled with retail malls, restaurants and bars.

“The launch of Centara Grand Hotel Osaka, our first hotel in Japan, represents an important milestone in Centara’s history. Japan is one of the world’s most attractive and evocative destinations, with a rich heritage and culture that attracts visitors from all around the world. As the world’s third biggest economy and a centre of industry, it is also one of the planet’s most important business travel destinations. A soaring, shining new landmark in the heart of Japan’s second biggest city, Centara Grand Hotel Osaka is set to attract discerning guests from all around the world,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.