Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, will make its Japan debut with the launch of Centara Grand Hotel Osaka. Based on what we know so far and our previous reports, Centara’s first property in Japan looks to be a grand and promising foothold.
Set to open in July, this contemporary hotel aspires to be an architectural masterpiece with five-star service. It soars into the sky at 33 storeys, featuring various accommodation types, seven diverse dining venues and event spaces. The gleaming tower overlooks Namba, Osaka’s most vibrant entertainment and retail district, making it a prime location for business or leisure travellers.
Deluxe Family Premium on the 3rd floor.
Solo visitors, couples and families are all welcome as there will be 515 rooms and suites, ranging from 28-60m² in size, and they come in various categories namely Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe with Bunk Beds and Suite. Every room has floor-to-ceiling windows, Nespresso machines, Smart TVs, rain showers and high-speed Wi-Fi. Those staying on the executive floors from the 26th to the 31st will also have access to the Club Lounge.
Corner Club Room.
Osaka is Japan’s culinary capital and Centara Osaka will further add to this reputation with seven 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 steakhouse where prime meats are accompanied by an extensive collection of whiskeys and wines on the 32nd floor.
Embassy Of Crab showcases succulent Osaka’s seafood, including its signature crab dishes, and Suan Bua reflects Centara’s proud Thai heritage with Southeast Asian fare. Light bites and homemade pastries can be had at Platform 2 Café. Automata is a futuristic self-service cocktail bar on the 32nd floor where guests can create their own concoctions.
Embassy Of Crab.
Last but not least is Crudo Deck where guests can sip sunset cocktails and savour world-class cuisine as a resident DJ spins upbeat tunes. This 90m² rooftop venue doubles as a spectacular setting for events.
Speaking of events, a lavish affair can be arranged at the 351m² Grand Ballroom, which can be divided into two smaller spaces, while three other meeting rooms, ranging from 26-30m², are for intimate functions. Guests 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 a Thai massage room.
Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city, is home to an amazing array of attractions 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.
To celebrate its upcoming launch, early guests can take advantage of the “Osaka Opening Offer” with 25% off standard room rates, a free room upgrade, late 2pm check-out, exclusive dining privileges and a Centara branded giveaway. This offer stands until the end of June, for stays between July 1 and Dec 21. Rates start from B7,800++. More info at centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cgoj.
Fly TG and get perks!
Wit Kitchathorn, Director of Sales of Thai Airways, and Tom Thrussell, Vice President – Brand, Marketing & Digital of Centara Hotels & Resorts, stand in the centre.
Centara also recently announced a new partnership with Thai Airways (TG) to coincide with the hotel’s launch. TG passengers not only get the exclusive introductory rate but also other perks by simply filling out ticket numbers at centarahotelsresorts.com/cgoj-tg-2023 when booking. They will be entitled to early check-in (subject to availability) at 1pm, 25% off food at selected restaurants in the hotel, reward points and more. The offer is valid until the end of June and is valid for stays between July 1 and Dec 20.
This partnership is part of Centara’s expanding airline partnership network, which includes Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Vietjet, Go First, Myanmar Airways International and Vistara Airways.