InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has officially opened the Holiday Inn Osaka Namba in Japan. This is the fifth Holiday Inn hotel in the brand family in Japan, joining others in Sapporo, Sendai, Kanazawa and Miyazaki.
The 314-room Holiday Inn Osaka Namba is located in the heart of Osaka, just steps away from the city’s renowned Dotonbori Street where travellers can enjoy feasting at local restaurants and a range of entertainment activities, nightlife and shopping along the Dotonbori River. Osaka’s central shopping district, Shinsaibashi, is also just minutes away, where guests can shop at upscale brands and other Japanese boutiques. The nearby Kuromon Market is a favorite amongst the locals who refer to it as “Osaka’s Kitchen”, a lively market packed with approximately 150 shops of fresh produce, meats and seafood.
Holiday Inn Osaka Namba is a 40-minute train, car or 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 Namba train station nearby.
Hans Heijligers, Head of Japan, IHG said: “We are delighted to strengthen our brand portfolio in one of Japan’s major cities, Osaka and the opening of Holiday Inn Osaka Namba will bring more choice for our valued guests and nearly 99 million IHG Rewards Club members all over the world. With a tourism boom in Japan, and especially in Osaka, over the last few years, we have also seen a shift in the travelling patterns of international travellers who are now more interested in local experiences than just visiting world famous places or shopping. Travellers can find a variety of local experiences, such as sampling local delicacies and exploring the back streets that are unique to Japan, right here in Osaka.”