Four Seasons expands footprint in Japan

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a new hotel in Osaka, Japan. 

The brand has partnered with Singapore-based real estate company Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and developer Tokyo Tatemono to open a hotel within One Dojima Project, a high-rise, mixed-use tower in the Kinki region of Osaka, which started construction last August. 

The 49-storey tower will also feature residences and a meeting hall for tourism and business. At approximately 195 metres tall, the building is expected to be one of the largest in Osaka City. 

Four Seasons Hotel Osaka will feature 175 guest rooms and is scheduled to open in 2024.

Located near several of the waterways in Osaka City, the area of Dojima has developed as a commercial centre since the opening of the Dojima Rice Exchange, the world's first futures exchange and the origin of trading in Japan. Today, the area has become the centre of business in Osaka.

Nearby Nakanoshima is also a thriving art district, with the Nakanoshima Art Museum Osaka scheduled to open in February 2022. 

Four Seasons Hotel Osaka joins the brand’s existing properties in Japan, including Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and the upcoming Four Seasons Resort Okinawa.

Four Seasons’ president and chief executive, John Davison, said: “We are honoured to expand our presence in Japan with our long-time partners at HPL and with our new collaborators at Tokyo Tatemono, whose vision for the One Dojima project will create a new luxury lifestyle destination in Osaka.

“We are proud to be part of the One Dojima project with the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel Osaka, where our guests will soon enjoy the beautiful atmosphere created by local Japanese designers, along with the legendary Four Seasons service that is renowned in Japan and around the world.”

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