The height of luxury in uptown Osaka

292 Rooms / 54 Suites

Located in Osaka’s plush Nishi-Umeda district, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka exudes luxury and sophistication from the moment you step through its doors.

From the outside, the hotel blends in seamlessly with the other modern and sleek high-rise buildings in this fashionable shopping and business area. But once inside, you will be wowed strolling through the wood-paneled corridors adorned with antiques and fine art, before entering the spellbinding lobby based on the living room of an 18th-century Georgian manor house. This classic, noble English aesthetic runs through every facet of the hotel, from the stylish ground-floor boutiques and lobby lounge up to the guest rooms and club-level suites.

The hotel lacks none of the modern conveniences however; it has every facility of a high-end luxury hotel, but with masses of timeless charm, elegance and attention to detail, all conveniently located within easy walking distance of Osaka station.

The Rooms

The 292 guest rooms and 50 suites all offer spectacular views of the city and a great sense of comfort and refinement. The Italian marble bathrooms have double sinks, separate baths and showers and a spacious design. The rooms continue with the tasteful Georgian-themed décor, and come with all of the luxuries a modern traveler needs, including flat-screen TVs, a DVD player, an iPod speaker and a bedside panel to adjust the drapes and lighting.

Sixty-two guest rooms, including 10 suites, make up the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Level on the 33rd to 35th floors. The accommodations here are on an even grander scale, with TVs in the bathrooms and luxury toiletries provided by Asprey. The Club Level also offers a private lounge, a dedicated concierge and a complimentary meal service from breakfast to afternoon tea to after-dinner cocktails.

The Amenities

You can easily escape the hustle and bustle of the city within the quiet confines of the hotel. The Ritz-Carlton Boutique has a variety of goods, sundries and souvenirs on offer, while the Ritz-Carlton Gourmet Shop sells delicious breads and pastries, and an assortment of chocolates, teas, fine wine and biscuits.

If fitness is more your thing, there is a state-of-the-art gym, separate men and women’s steam and sauna rooms, a large indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a secluded sundeck with gardens and an outdoor rooftop Jacuzzi. The massage rooms offer a range of services, including facials, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments by ESPA.

The Osaka hotel also has a host of wedding facilities for celebrating the big day, with a chapel, beauty salon and photo studio all onsite. For conferences and events, there are 10 banquet rooms located over three floors.

The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka is the first hotel in the city to house a vintage antique and art collection for the benefit of guests and visitors alike. With a special focus on 18th-century landscapes and portraits, there are more than 450 pieces of work on display throughout the hotel’s public areas, and informative art tours take place every week.

The Food

The hotel’s six restaurants and bars are all overseen by head chef Conrado Tromp, and each one provides unique tastes. Dine at French restaurant La Baie, where elegant and classical dishes are complemented by a great wine list. Hanagatami specializes in Japanese cuisine, offering a choice of sushi, tempura, teppanyaki and charcoal-infused sumibiyaki, all served in the evocative surroundings of a traditional Japanese garden.

Cantonese-style dishes and dim sum platters delight the taste buds at Xiang Tao, while Splendido does authentic Italian dining with a contemporary twist. The warm ambience of The Bar makes it the perfect place to unwind with a whiskey or martini, whereas The Lobby Lounge turns out lighter fare throughout the day, including traditional afternoon teas.

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