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Towering above the city’s dynamic Dojima district, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Osaka will introduce the city’s first modern ryokan experience in a major hotel. Ryokans are small Japanese inns dating back to the 8th century, and still popular today, particularly in regions with onsen (hot springs).

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The entire 28th floor of the property will house 21 guestrooms and suites decorated by SIMPLICITY designers as a contemporary interpretation of ryokan culture, including tatami mat flooring, sliding doors within each space, a platform bed (rather than the traditional roll on the floor), and a dining area that allows for traditional or standard seating.

“As our Four Seasons portfolio in Japan continues to grow and flourish, we are incredibly excited to introduce ourselves in the intriguing city of Osaka,” said Rami Sayess, President, Hotel Operations, Asia Pacific, Four Seasons. “Here, we are inspired by the blend of historic traditions and Japan’s fascinating modern culture as we define a new level of luxury hospitality in the city, all wrapped in the warmth and genuine care for which Four Seasons is globally renowned.”

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An additional 154 guestrooms and suites are spread through the 29th to 35th floors, for a total of 175 throughout the property. Designed by CURIOSITY of Japan in a light, airy style that welcomes sunlight in through large windows, most accommodations have a thoughtfully-placed window seat to enjoy the views of the city, rivers and waterways. The hotel’s guest accommodations and its public spaces will showcase a contemporary art collection curated by Fumio Nanjo, featuring local artists and artisans.

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In a city known as one of Asia’s culinary capitals  – there are currently 85 Michelin-starred restaurants in Osaka  – Four Seasons will present six dining and drinking options. Jiang Nan Chun will offer an authentic Cantonese dining experience in an interactive setting that includes multiple private and semi-private dining rooms. Also located on the 37th floor for a distinctly elevated dining experience is Sushi O, with a sleek wooden counter as well as a private dining room; and Bar Bota, with a dramatic circular bar surrounded by the city’s sparkling skyline.

On the building’s first floor, Jardin will be an all-day dining option featuring an international breakfast, exquisite afternoon tea and French bistro classics with al fresco seating amid lush landscaping. Rounding out the culinary offering, Farine will be an artisanal bakery perfect for picking up pastries and specialty coffees on the run, and CHA, a Japanese tea lounge.

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Designated as the wellness zone, the 36th floor of the Hotel will include a spa with five treatment rooms, and sauna. Both the 16 metre indoor pool and fully-equipped fitness centre will offer inspiring views to enhance one’s workout routines. A key part of the wellness offering will be a series of public and private ofuro (Japanese baths) in the ryokan tradition.

Conveniently located on the building’s second floor with direct access from the ground floor lobby, event spaces at the new Four Seasons including a 220 square metre ballroom that is divisible into three spaces, with an elegant foyer and adjacent inviting outdoor terrace. The flexible, fully-equipped spaces offer any number of options for conferences, weddings and other social events, all with the comfort of knowing every detail is executed to perfection by the expert team of Four Seasons event planners and caterers.

An additional Sky Salon on the 37th floor, where two signature restaurants and the bar are also located, offers a more intimate space at 73 square metres, with the added bonus of a private kitchen, making it a great choice for board meetings, product launches and small receptions.

The Japanese portfolio will also soon be joined by the upcoming Four Seasons Resort and Residences Okinawa.

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