A refined landmark in Osaka

241 Rooms / 4 Suites

Hotel Agora Regency Sakai catches your eye with its clean, modern high-rise that towers over the historical seaport of Sakai, just south of Japan’s second city, Osaka.

Conveniently located only a one-minute walk from the nearest train station (with connections to Kansai International Airport and the bustling Namba district in downtown Osaka), the hotel was built on the notion of elegance and refinement. And at the same time, it acts as a hub for both locals and visitors.

Upon entering the hotel lobby, which is adorned with a grand piano and cascading chandeliers, you are immersed in the understated, classic ambience — the simple layout and tasteful neutral color scheme create a warm, relaxing atmosphere. You’ll also experience the Agora Regency’s signature hospitality, known as omotenashi, for which Japan is known the world over. Directly adjacent to the hotel, the Regency Plaza shopping arcade serves the community with its range of shops and amenities, and its lively forecourt houses an ice rink in the winter and a beer garden in the summer.

The Rooms

With a wide selection of standard, superior or executive rooms to choose from, you should feel at ease whether traveling for business or for pleasure. Weary travelers will appreciate that the beds are large and dressed in fine linens and more than conducive to a good night sleep.

Facilities such as flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and free Wi-Fi come standard, and the timeless, simple décor makes it easy to wind down and relax. Those who need to get down to business can work without distraction at the neatly incorporated desk space.

The well-appointed bathrooms are clean and airy, with combined bathtubs and showers. We particularly like the large windows, with splendid views either out over Osaka Bay or inland toward the bright lights of the city and the rolling mountains beyond.

The Amenities

A full range of health and beauty services allow you to unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The bright and contemporary fitness club, decked out with huge floor-to-ceiling windows, which bathe the room with natural sunlight, has its own 82-foot swimming pool, large Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Indulge yourself with any number of extensive spa treatments, or get in to shape in the impressive gym, which is fully kitted out with a large array of cutting-edge machines and equipment — it even has its own running track.

With its extremely accessible location, the luxury hotel is a popular place for conventions and gatherings, and there are 17 elegant meeting/private rooms to choose from, all with the current AV equipment and stunning high-rise views to boot.

The bridal salon, complete with a chapel and adjoining flower garden, has a classic, sophisticated look.

The Food

Sakai City and the outlying Senshu region has always been well known for its abundant fresh produce, and the Agora Regency prides itself on using local ingredients in all seven of its bars and restaurants.

Indeed, when it comes to dining, the hotel has a plethora of options to suit many palates. The relaxed lounge atmosphere of The Loop is where you can dine from early breakfast until late into the evening. (Those in a hurry can indulge in the varied selection of pastries at the onsite bakery Fagot.)

High up on the 25th floor sits Naniwa, a Japanese restaurant serving traditional dishes with panoramic views of Osaka Bay and Awaji Island.

At the teppanyaki restaurant next door, feast on the views as an expert chef cooks Japanese steak to perfection tableside. For international fare, the always-popular Chinese restaurant Ryuho offers authentic cuisine from the middle kingdom, while La Prima is a swanky Italian spot with a refined menu and a well-stocked wine bar.

For a taste of nightlife, head to the Sakai hotel’s Main Bar Foresail for cocktails, or visit the Karaoke Room for some singing.

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