One of Thailand’s leading hotel operators is making the move to Japan for the first time thanks to a landmark deal.
An agreement between Centara Hotels and Resorts and Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty and Development will bring an upper-upscale property with more than 500 rooms to Osaka’s Namba district.
Centara Grand Hotel Osaka brings 515 rooms to a 34-story tower in Osaka. The property will open in 2023.
“Extending the Centara footprint to Japan has been a long-term strategic objective for the company, and this is a major milestone for the Centara brand as we have successfully added the 14th country to our portfolio,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO, Centara.
The hotel will offer 360-degree views of the city, with the upper floors including a lounge with customizable spaces for meetings and events. In addition to luxurious rooms, event space and stunning views, the hotel will have Spa Cenvaree, a fully-equipped fitness centre and diverse dining options.
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