Understated luxury, those are two words which aptly describe the St Regis brand. Known as one of the few ultra luxury brand of hotels in the world, St Regis has built its name through exceptional service, impeccable surrounds and the brand’s signature concierge service where every room is assigned with a personal butler. And the spirit of this luxury exceeds expectations at the property in Osaka. Not only is there a Cantonese- speaking butler to specifically service Hong Kong tourists, a simple request to make restaurant reservations comes along with instructions of how to get there that includes notes about other attractions you might like to visit before or after you dine. This attention to detail is topped off with a taxi waiting to take you where you need to go that awaits for you when you reach the lobby. There’s no doubt you’ll be treated truly like royalty at the St Regis.
The rooms All the suites in the 160-room property are drenched in soothing tones of caramel and beige alongside Asian-inspired accents throughout the decor. WiFi and high-def TVs are a must at such an establishment but the marble bathroom with double vanity, rainforest shower and bathtub equipped with a built-in flat screen TV allows you to relax in style and convenience.
The facilities If you’re ever in need of anything outside of the previously mentioned 24-hour concierge service then there is also a fully equipped gym and four restaurants such as Rue D’Or and the beautiful St Regis Bar and Terrace where it overlooks a serene zen garden. Located at the very beginning of the Shinsaibashi shopping area and right above the Honmachi station exit, there isn’t a better location to stay in Osaka.
The bottom line Convenient location, service and fantastic rooms and restaurants, you’re hardpressed to find a better stay in Osaka for leisure or business. The only thing that will bring a frown on your face is the price tag, but if there’s a hotel where you get what you pay for – it’s the St Regis in Osaka.
St Regis Osaka 3-6- 12 Honmachi, Chuo-ku Osaka, Osaka 541-0053, Japan, +816 6258 3333; starwoodhotels.com. Rooms start from $4,500.