Photo courtesy of Osaka Miyako Marriott Hotel, Osaka
Osaka Miyako Marriott Hotel, Osaka
Occupying a big chunk of the mixed-use, 60-story, César Pelli–designed Abeno Harukas tower, Japan’s tallest building, the Marriott comes with spectacular views. It opened in March 2014, in concert with the building opening, using the theme of contemporary Japanese luxury as its design mantra. The hotel splits its realm between the open-planned lobby and some dining on the 19th and 20th floors, and rooms, restaurants, and other facilities that occupy floors 38–55 and floor 57. Accommodations average 410 square feet, mix influences and design schemes, and may even offer views of Awajishima Island in the distance to the southwest; the Imperial Suite, on the 55th floor, has floor-to-ceiling windows and gives guests the sensation of floating in the sky.