Osaka (Japan) – February 1, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has celebrated the launch of a brand new hotel in the heart of Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, commercial center and culinary capital. Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Osaka Kitahama is perfectly positioned in the city’s Chuo-ku ward, surrounded by many major business and leisure attractions. It is also just a one-minute walk from Kitahama Station, allowing guests to connect to the entire city and beyond via the Osaka Subway and Keihan Main Line.
This modern upper-midscale hotel becomes Best Western’s 19th property in Japan, underscoring the company’s deep commitment to providing world-class accommodation to domestic and international travelers all across this dynamic Asian country.
“We are delighted to welcome guests to Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Osaka Kitahama, an impressive new hotel located in the center of one of Asia’s most important cities” commented Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director of International Operations – Asia “As Japan’s second largest metropolis and the heart of the thriving Kansai region, Osaka is a key market for business travel and an enticing destination for leisure visitors. This smart and stylish property will serve all guests with a range of international facilities and Best Western’s famously warm and friendly service.”
“Best Western now operates almost 20 hotels in Japan, including four locations in Osaka alone. As visitor numbers to Japan continue to rise and the country prepares to host major global events such as the 2019 Rugby World Cup, 2020 Olympic Games and 2025 World Expo, we will continue to bring high-quality accommodation to guests in destinations across the country,” Olivier added.
Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Osaka Kitahama features 129 comfortable and contemporary rooms, all fully equipped with sleep-inducing beds, refreshing showers, work desks and cutting-edge technology, including high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Guests will be able to enjoy Japanese and international cuisine at the onsite restaurant or grab 24-hour snacks and drinks from a vending machine. A fitness center and laundry service are also available.
A major commercial and industrial hub, Osaka is home to multinational companies including Panasonic, Sharp and Daihatsu. It is also an exhilarating global city that captivates visitors with its vibrant nightlife and sensational street food. Travelers can explore cultural landmarks such as Osaka Castle or experience the bright lights of Dotonbori, the city’s famous entertainment area.
Located close to the Aji River, Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Osaka Kitahama is surrounded by key business and leisure attractions such as the Osaka Securities Exchange, Nakanoshima Park, Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Other major attractions including Osaka City Hall, Goryo Shrine and the Osaka Museum of History are within easy reach.
Japan is now home to 19 Best Western-branded properties, ranging from sleek urban hotels to idyllic beach resorts, convenient airport hotels and more. In Osaka, Best Western now operates four distinct hotels under three of its brands: Best Western, Best Western Plus® and SureStay Plus® Hotel by Best Western.
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About Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of over 4,200 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide*. Best Western offers 13 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Vīb®, GLō®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Sadie HotelSM, Aiden HotelSM, BW Premier Collection® by Best Western, and BW Signature Collection® by Best Western, as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay® Hotel by Best Western, SureStay Plus® Hotel by Best Western and SureStay Collection® by Best Western**. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 66 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2018, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands respectively for two consecutive years, and Fast Company honoring Best Western Hotels & Resorts with a spot in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality category. Best Western has also won 10 consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA/CAA’s nearly 60 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Best Western-branded hotels were top ranked in breakfast (food and beverage category) by J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study – ranking first for midscale; and second for upper midscale. Over 37 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western-branded hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Google® Street View provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels.
* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.
**All Best Western and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.
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