Swissotel Nankai, Osaka is a landmark hotel in Osaka, Minami, known for its high end service. The renovation of the hotel’s guest rooms required focus on the Swissotel identity and Osaka’s unique flamboyance. Here, we developed a plan based on the three concepts of (1) high quality Swiss lifestyle, (2) ‘Vitality’ which is the main concept of the hotel, and (3) Continental design.
Upon entering the common area of the guest room floor a flower and tree branch themed carpet spreads out before you, providing an uplifting feeling of luxury. The entrance to each room is enveloped in wood and light, warmly welcoming the guests. The executive and suite rooms make extensive use of bent wood for counters and furniture which draw inspiration from the high level woodcraft technology of Switzerland.
The large stippled graphic on the wall brings the view of Osaka from the room into the space. The furniture, light fittings and artwork bring together an up tempo color scheme and contemporary design to provide guests with an uplifting travel experience and feeling of excitement. The top class imperial suite room delivers a higher level of elegance through choice of materials and fine detailing and provides two types of living areas – an impressive formal living area for receiving guests and a casual living area for relaxation.
Designed by Taiji Fujimoto, DESIGN STUDIO CROW
Photography by 329 Photo Studio