A new hotel brand opens in Osaka: Hotel Oriental Express


Hotel Oriental Express is the name of a new hotel brand set to entering limited service category from existing portfolio of Oriental hotel brands.

This was announced today by Hotel Management Japan K.K.

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The first hotel in the new brand, Hotel Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi, will be opening in April, 2018.

The 124-room Hotel Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi is located at the heart of Osaka, just steps away from the City’s central shopping district, Shinsaibashi, where guests can shop at upscale brands and local Japanese boutiques along 1.5 km the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. The most renowned Dotonbori Street, is also just minutes away, where travellers can enjoy feasting at local restaurants and enjoying a range of entertainment activities, nightlife and shopping.

Hotel Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi is a 40-minute train, limousine bus ride from Kansai International Airport (KIX) and guests can easily travel to Osaka’s major attractions including the Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan, and the Tenhouzann Aquarium from the Shinsaibashi subway station nearby.

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