This deluxe hotel sits above Nankai Railway’s Namba Station offering direct train access to Kansai International Airport and all major tourist attractions such as Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. The 36-storey tower has 548 well-appointed guestrooms, including 42 Executive floor rooms and 28 suites with upgraded amenities including Swiss Executive Club Lounge access. Bask in an unrivalled experience with the ultimate in amenities and in-room technology. Pürovel Spa & Sports offers a selection of spa treatments, fully equipped gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and indoor swimming pool.
Insider Tip: Dine at the hotel's 6 restaurants and bars; its signature restaurant Tavola 36 Italian Restaurant and Sky Bar, its specialty restaurant Empress Room Chinese Restaurant, the Minami Teppanyaki Restaurant, Hana-Goyomi Japanese Restaurant, or SH'UN Wine and Dine.
At first glance, Osaka seems to stand in the shadow of Tokyo. But this city of almost three million has its own spirited character that provides rich dividends for the traveller who takes the time to discover it. Nicknamed the “nation’s kitchen” during the Edo period as it was the centre of the rice trade, Osaka’s culinary landscape is so rich that its citizens have coined the expression kuidaore: to eat oneself bankrupt. It’s no surprise then that the city is home to 137 Michelin-star restaurants, offering everything from exquisite kaiseki (traditional Japanese multi-course meal) to divine yakitori (grilled meats and vegetables on skewers). But as locals will tell you, some of the best food experiences can be found at food stalls and family-owned diners, which serve up hearty, Osakan favourites like kushikatsu (deep-fried meat skewers). And just like its no-frills food, Osaka’s citizens are refreshingly down-to-earth and colourful. So whether you’re enjoying one of the city’s many festivals, museums or pretty parks – or simply asking for directions – chances are you’ll be doing it while sharing a laugh with one of Osaka’s friendly locals.