3-60 Ōfukachō, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0011, Japan
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Osaka
InterContinental OsakaA luxury hotel befitting the massive Grand Front commercial complex, the Intercontinental Osaka has all the bells and whistles of a five-star property. Amply sized rooms include Bose speakers, soaking tubs with separate rain showers, and bath amenities from San Francisco aromatherapy company Agraria. The guest rooms and residential suites are located on floors 21-28 of the building and may have views of the Yodo River, Umeda Sky building, Umekita garden, or bright-red HEP Five ferris wheel. The spa level includes a Japanese bath, saunas, and an indoor lap pool. On the 20th floor, the hotel has French fine dining, an open-concept grill, a cocktail bar with “standing stools” overlooking the city, and a lounge for afternoon tea. Interconnected walkways and elevators take visitors to a dizzying array of shopping and dining options, and Osaka’s main station is a few minutes’ walk away.