Serenity is not a word that necessarily springs to mind when you decide to plan a trip to a city as vivacious as Osaka. The crowds, the energy and the flashing lights are part of the city-break experience, but Osaka’s St. Regis Hotel offers travellers that chance to retreat from the bustle and bunker down in elegant serenity.
The St. Regis is situated right in the heart of Midosuji, the focal point of urban Osaka. Many compare the avenues that surround the St. Regis to the famous Champs Elysees and when you see the high-class shops, designer spots and exclusive bars and restaurants you’ll find it hard to disagree. The St. Regis is minutes away from historical sites such as Osaka Castle and cultural sites such as the museum of national art, whilst urban adventure also awaits only 15 minutes away in Nanba; the city’s lively entertainment hotspot.
There are over a hundred deluxe and grand deluxe rooms on offer in the St. Regis and each boast elegant cream and gold colour palettes, sumptuous Egyptian cotton bedding, marble bathrooms and rainforest showers. If you want to take comfort to the next level however, then reserve the Matsu or the Royal suite. 1,529 square feet and 2,121 square feet respectively, these suites boast residential style living, 24-hour private butler services, double rainforest showers and dining and living areas that can seat eight to ten people. Though the pristine décor and contemporary Japanese style will impress, your floor-to-ceiling window provides sweeping views of a magnificent skyline that will capture your attention as well as your imagination.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This is refined elegance that doesn’t need to brag; the proof is in the service, the facilities and the subtle and classy design. From the plethora of spacious and immaculately decorated rooms on offer, to the selection of suites that are fit for royal residence; from the zen garden terrace on the 12th floor to the sweeping cityscape views on offer on the 27th; this hotel impresses through and through. It’s not often that you can find tranquillity in the midst of a restless metropolis but the St. Regis manages to offer this in abundance (and not just at its on-site Spa). If you’re searching for subtlety and excellence in the beating heart of Osaka, then look no further.