Swissôtel Nankai Osaka

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Swissôtel Nankai Osaka
Swissotel Nankai Osaka 20051210-001.jpg
Exterior of Swissôtel Nankai Osaka
Hotel chain Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
General information
Location Osaka, Japan
Address 5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Opening March 1990
Owner Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Management AccorHotels
Height 147 metres (482 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 36
Other information
Number of rooms 546
Number of suites 28
Number of restaurants 8
Parking 357
Website
www.swissotel.com/hotels/nankai-osaka

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka (スイスホテル南海大阪) is a hotel situated directly above Namba Station on the Nankai Railway lines in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The hotel is owned by Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd., and managed by the Switzerland-based hotel chain Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.

History[edit]

The hotel originally opened in March 1990, as Nankai South Tower Hotel Osaka (南海サウスタワーホテル大阪). The building stands 36 floors (with three more floors below ground), and 147 metres (482 ft) high.[1]

In 2003, Raffles Hotels and Resorts signed a deal with Nankai Electric Railway to operate the Nankai South Tower Hotel. As a result of this deal, the property's name was changed to Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, and it became the first Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts property in Japan.[2]

In 2016, AccorHotels acquired FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka become the upper and luxury tier property of AccorHotels in Japan.

Renovations[edit]

In early 2010, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka announced it would undergo extensive renovations beginning in summer 2010, with completion projected for the end of 2012. One of the most noticeable changes made to the hotel during this renovation was the update of many guest rooms. Followed in summer 2016, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka renovated 32F - 34F which include all their Swiss Executive Room and Suites. New room type such as Swiss Executive room Triple is offer for up to 3 beds in the same room. Renovation project in 2016 also include their biggest ballroom, Naniwa Ballroom.[3]

Namba Railway Station with Swissotel Nankai Osaka in the Background

The updates incorporated a blend of traditional Japanese elements and Swiss-themed décor.

Facilities[edit]

The Swissôtel Nankai Osaka has 546 guest rooms, including Suites and Swiss Executive Rooms. It offers eight restaurants and bars, and 19 banquet and meeting rooms.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swissôtel Nankai". Emporis. Emporis GMBH. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Raffles International Signs Deal With Nankai Electric Railway Co. To Operate Hotel In Osaka". Hsyndicate. Hospitality Net. 8 April 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Swissôtel Nankai Osaka to unveil new “Swiss Advantage Rooms” in March 2011". ETB Travel News. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Swissôtel Nankai Osaka – Spa and Sport". Swissôtel Nankai Osaka. Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

Coordinates: 34°39′50″N 135°30′04″E / 34.663989°N 135.501058°E / 34.663989; 135.501058