Osaka invites individuals to enjoy a brand new experience bringing together a combination of the port city’s famous culinary heritage and its sleek interior design. Hotel Zentis’s prime location welcomes guests to explore the local department stores, shops, and nearby attractions, which are all within walking distance. Alongside the endless list of activities, you can find an array of delectable cuisine in the Kita-Shinchi District (also a short distance from the hotel). Osaka is famed for the number of premium delights on offer in the district including the hotel’s own restaurant UPSTAIRZ, and with a tantalising nightlife to match. What more could one ask for?
The 16-story new build features 212 guestrooms that have been meticulously designed by Tara Bernard and renowned architect and interior designer Philippe Starck. The design-driven hotel has created a fresh idea of the term ‘boutique hotel’ finished with an industrial, almost brutalist edge. Tara Bernard pays tribute to Japanese modular design, most recently looking towards the idea of bento boxes for inspiration. Flow, Functionality, and utilization of space are key design elements. From the guestrooms playful joinery around the bathrooms to the display case which doubles up as a space divider in the UPSTAIRZ. The divider splits the seating area & the open kitchen providing optimum usage of space.
Elsewhere in public areas, a minimalistic yet inviting interior welcomes with splashes of gem tones such as mustard & emerald. This combined with base tone of greys and beiges creates the perfect amalgamation of warmth and industrialism.
There are many attractions around the district offering a cultural outing for guests during days of relaxation including the National Museum of Art and the Osaka Science Museum. One of the main attractions in Osaka is UPSTAIRZ, Zentis’ own 116-seat all-day dining area which also gives individuals the opportunity to mix with locals and other guests alongside sublime French & Japanese cuisine. This combined with the buzzing nightlife creates a highly cultured and educated stay.
Words by Adam Peter Hicks for Client Voyage