Accor opens a new Mercure hotel in Osaka

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Accor, the world’s leading hotel group with 5,300 properties and 10,000 restaurants in 110 countries, is launching its first dual-brand hotel in the bustling city of Osaka in Japan.

Key 288 Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba will open on December 1, 2022 in the shopping and entertainment district of the city.

Accor has partnered with Japanese real estate company Tokyu Resorts & Stays Co., Ltd. to offer a unique property that exploits the strengths of both groups; Accor with its global reach and international loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless, and the national brand recognition and network of Tokyu Stays, as well as its exceptional facilities for long-stay guests.

The hotel is conveniently located a 4-minute walk from Namba Station which offers a direct train line to Kansai International Airport, a gateway for international travelers, as well as easy access to local sites such as the Shinsaibashi shopping district. “America Town” is also located nearby, a destination for visitors who want to experience Osaka’s youthful culture and trends.

Garth Simmons, Managing Director, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea said, “We are delighted to introduce Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba, a unique and significant addition to our portfolio of midscale brands in Japan. This property provides the perfect setting for local and international visitors to explore the local scene, whether in town for business or leisure, and enjoy the warm hospitality that is unique to this region.

The design of the hotel emphasizes the culture, history and distinctive values ​​of the city of Osaka was built on dark, chic interiors reminiscent of firewood. The Nishi Shinsaibashi area was home to many warehouses for firewood wholesalers during the Edo period, which were later turned into galleries, shops, and a gathering place for local artists and creatives. The 288 contemporary guest rooms at Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba are ideal for both short- and long-term stays, with some of the rooms offering washer-dryers and kitchenettes, a feature of Tokyu Stay properties. The Duplex Suite and Premium Twin Rooms offer panoramic views of the Osaka and Namba cityscape, and all rooms are equipped with 50-inch TVs, rain showers, and Wi-Fi. High speed Wi-Fi.

Authentic Italian cuisine at CENTER M, an all-day dining restaurant specializing in fresh pasta, offers guests a place where they can escape the hustle and bustle of the Minami area to fully immerse themselves in a pleasant time of restoration. The buffet breakfast changes daily and offers over 40 different dishes prepared with local produce, including an energizing and healthy salad and pastries freshly baked in the show kitchen. The afternoon tea menu will feature seasonal fruits as well as freshly baked financiers which can also be purchased as souvenirs.

“Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba is Tokyu Stay’s first dual-brand hotel that combines the comfort expected for medium to long-term stays with the sophisticated design of the Mercure brand. The Osaka Namba and Shinsaibashi areas, where this hotel is located, are easily accessible by bus from Kansai International Airport and are popular dining and shopping spots for foreign guests, especially those from Asian countries. It will continue to attract attention as a Kansai tourist base in the future. With the theme of “a hotel that cuts through daily life”, Tokyu Stay offers an extension of daily life within easy reach and on foot. We anticipate that guests will experience a new charm of Osaka Namba at this sophisticated dual-brand hotel,” said Toshihiro Awatsuji, President and CEO of Tokyu Resorts & Stays, Co., Ltd.

Customers can benefit from the Accor ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program, a daily life companion. ALL leverages and enhances the brands, services and partnerships offered within the Accor ecosystem, delivering meaningful experiences and rewards to its most engaged guests while enabling them to work live and be entertained well beyond their stay, at home and around the world.

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