W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of brands, has lifted the curtains on W Osaka and revealed its F&B venues.

Japan’s first W hotel makes its debut along the Midosuji Boulevard with a design concept expressed as a minimalist exterior by renowned architect Tadao Ando.

Interior Design has been conceptualised by concrete, the Amsterdam-based design studio behind W London and W Verbier. The design narrative shines a spotlight on the contrast between Japanese minimalism and urban life, illuminated by Osaka’s bright neon lights.

The 337-key property comprises two bars and four restaurants, encompassing global flavours and Japanese cuisine.

Living Room is at the heart of W Osaka and serves up creative cocktails and the brand’s own private-label champagne

At the heart of W Osaka is the Living Room, which features a lineup of colorful cocktails and W Osaka’s own private-label champagne.

Bistro-diner Oh.Lala… meanwhile, brings together Chef Yusuke Takada, one of the top chefs recognised in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings, and W Osaka’s creative culinary team to serve up French speciality dishes.

International specialties are served up at the new bistro-dining experience created in collaboration with with Michelin-starred chef Yusuke Takada

Teppanyaki Mydo offers its spin on local soul food in addition to Japanese Kuroge and Akaushi Wagyu beef. Designed by Japanese interior designer Yasumichi Morita and Osaka-born artist Seitaro Kuroda, the restaurant integrates Osaka’s eccentricities in culture, history and customs, and combines it with the boldness and playfulness of the W brand.

For pastries, coffee, tea and cocktails, guests can head to MIXup, which combines art, natural lighting and a contemporary colour palette, while at the end of a zigzag curtain-lined corridor, is a omakase-style restaurant Sushi Ukiyo, with interiors reflecting the concept of ‘Ukiyoe’, or a floating world, as a metaphor for Osaka, a city of waterways.

Wet Bar Incorporates many natural elements with its wood panels layering the sides of the bar and blue tiles, to create a feeling of the ocean

Finally, the hotel’s WET swimming pool is home to the Wet Bar featuring an eclectic list of creative cocktails.

“The energy and eclecticism of Japan, particularly Osaka, make it the perfect backdrop for a W hotel,” comments Jennie Toh, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “From unforgettable dining experiences and live music sets to the thoughtful design rooted in the history and culture of the city, W Osaka is a destination within a destination where international jetsetters and local tastemakers meet and make magic.”