More than two decades after the colorful, upscale design-focused W hotels first entered the scene, the first W in Japan opened its doors — and not in Tokyo, either. W Osaka is as vibrant and glamorous as you’d expect it to be, though its riotous interiors are concealed inside a 2001-like black monolith of a building by architect Tadao Ando. Rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows framing impressive views, and the high-end comforts are livened by confident modern design and more than a little bit of that signature W purple. The restaurants and bars, meanwhile, are a focal point not just for the hotel but for the whole of Osaka.
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