Best Western is set to expand its portfolio of
hotels in Japan with the 1 September opening of the Best Western
Nestled in downtown Osaka, the modern
new-build hotel is located just two minutes away from JR Tsukamoto
Station, which provides direct links to the Japanese cultural
capital Kyoto, and is only two stops away from Shin Osaka Station,
where guests can catch the Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo.
Best Western Osaka Tsukamoto features 105 rooms,
a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, a 24-hour
business center and laundry services.
The hotel is Best Western’s second property in
the city, following the Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi.
“We are delighted to open Best Western Osaka
Tsukamoto as we bolster our presence in Japan’s key gateway cities
and most popular destinations,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best
Western’s Managing Director of International Operations – Asia.
“As the second most populous city in Japan, a key business travel
hub, and the country’s culinary capital, Osaka is a glittering
Best Western Osaka Tsukamoto is one of three new
Japanese hotels signed by Best Western Hotels & Resorts earlier
this year. The other new properties are located in Sapporo and at
Yamagata Airport, and are due to launch in the coming months.
“With Japan preparing for a surge of
international visitor arrivals over the coming years, as it hosts
the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and Summer Olympics in 2020, Osaka
will play a major role in the country’s tourism development. Best
Western Osaka Tsukamoto will provide the city’s rising number of
visitors with a contemporary, convenient and well-connected
midscale hotel option in the heart of the city. We look forward to
welcoming the first guests to this exciting new property on 1
September and continuing along Osaka’s exciting journey in the
month and years ahead,” Olivier added.
Japan welcomed a record 24 million international
visitors last year, and the Japanese government is now targeting
40 million arrivals by 2020 - the year the country hosts the