After a memorable (pre-COVID) stay at the Palace Hotel Tokyo, we were keen to check out the new offering from Japan’s Palace Hotel Co. Ltd. The first property of their new hospitality brand, Zentis Osaka is a design-focused retreat that’s going straight to our wish list!
British designer Tara Bernerd has created inviting interiors of modern, functional elegance while Café Co. (the team behind Michelin-starred CRAFTALE in Tokyo) is overseeing the hotel’s restaurant, bar and lounge, with a Japanese/French focus.
A natural colour palette and organic, raw materials set a soothing scene in the 16-storey property. We’re talking exposed brickwork, timber beams and polished wood floors, and beautiful guest rooms which take inspiration from “the modular design and intuitive functionality of bento boxes”. Very cool.
An A-team of staff from Palace Hotel Tokyo (the first Japanese-brand hotel to achieve the Forbes Five-Star rating) will guide the standards of service while the Zentis Osaka has also been named as a member of the prestigious Design Hotels™group. Always a good sign!
“We are truly privileged to collaborate with Palace Hotel Management Company to bring Zentis to the Design Hotels™ community,” said Jinou Park, Vice President of Asia Pacific. “I am certain that our trend-forward and design-conscious travelers will be inspired by this sophisticated lifestyle addition to our portfolio – and our first for Osaka.”
Zentis Osaka is situated at the meeting point of scenic riverside area Dojimahama and the high-end business entertainment district of Kita-shinchi. Nakanoshima, an islet home to some of the city’s premium attractions – including the Osaka Science Museum and the National Museum of Art, Osaka – is a leisurely three-minute stroll away.
Booking are open from 15 July onwards. Find out more here