Occupying the upper levels of the most northerly of three towers of the Grand Front Osaka complex, the five-star hotel has quickly won a reputation for being among the most luxurious in the city – and for having the most spacious guestrooms – and works closely with other business event facilities in the adjoining buildings.
Before the InterContinental opened its doors in June 2013, Osaka suffered from a dearth of luxury hotels. New developments are slowly righting that wrong, but the InterContinental Osaka has emerged as a favourite for being conveniently close to Osaka Station as well as retail, dining, entertainment, meeting and conference facilities.
The hotel has a total of 270 guestrooms, ranging from 49m2 up to 166m2 three-bedroom residential suites, complete with kitchen facilities.
Notably, the larger guestrooms in the hotel have been designed to incorporate areas that can be used for small meetings. One of the residential suites is in demand with local companies every summer because of its expansive outdoor deck overlooking the Yodo River – which hosts the city’s largest fireworks festival.
The hotel has its own selection of banquet and meeting rooms, but also works closely with other facilities in the adjoining Grand Front Osaka “Knowledge Capital” for larger events.
The hotel’s large ballroom, Hinoki, covers 400m2 and can accommodate 200 people for a banquet and 250 for cocktails, although that expands significantly when the spacious lobby area is incorporated. The area can also be partitioned into smaller spaces.
The Sakura room is 193m2 and comfortably seats 90 for a banquet and 100 for a cocktail reception, while the Amber meeting space is suitable for board meetings.
The Capital Congres Convention Center in the same block offers a range of meeting and conference facilities, with the largest space available covering 1,700m2.
The Noka Roast & Grill provides all-day dining options, while the hotel’s signature restaurant, Pierre, boasts a Michelin star and an impressive selection of over 400 wines.
The neighbouring Adee offers fantastic evening views across the city and makes for a great space for after-work drinks.
The hotel also features fitness equipment, a 20m indoor pool, a Japanese-style bath and a spa.
Tel: (81) 6 6374 5700