Nestled amidst one of the main city centers in Osaka, buzzing with an attitude that does not always follow the rules, the 288-room Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda officially opens its doors today. As Marriott International’s bold experiential brand, the new hotel features fun, playful and stylish experiences, designed to give guests everything they want and nothing they don’t.

Conveniently located in the Umeda district, one of the main city centers of Osaka, Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda is just a five-minute walk from Fukushima Station. Accessibility is key, and this makes it ideal for travelers visiting for play or work. Tourist attractions and shopping districts in Osaka are just around the corner and surrounding prefectures including Kyoto and Nara not far beyond that.

“We are thrilled to be opening Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda, which marks the 3rd Moxy branded hotel to open in Japan,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “This opening is a testament to Marriott International’s commitment to continue expanding its footprint across Japan and Asia Pacific with the experiential lifestyle portfolio catering to the next generation of travelers.”

Creating an environment that appeals to today’s modern traveller as well as locals, Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda’s chic design pays homage to the vibrant city of Osaka. The aesthetics of the hotel are inspired by a combination of the fashionable art of Umeda and the unique expressions of local Fukushima, known as the “mechanical arcade” that once supported the development of Japan’s electronic industry. The 288 guestrooms are cleverly designed to maximize space and allow guests the flexibility to adapt the room to their needs. Each room is equipped with the latest technology featuring a 55-inch flat screen television with screen casting ability, furiously fast and free Wi-fi, abundant USB ports, motion activated LED guidelight and backlighted glass panels to add ambience. The hotel also features several of the Moxy brand’s cheeky lifestyle touches. The signature Bar Moxy doubles as the hotel’s check-in counter, where guests are greeted upon arrival with a complimentary ‘Got Moxy’ cocktail. Buzzing with high-energy is The Terrace, an outdoor area where ‘Fun Hunters’ can eat, drink and socialize. The Lounge calls its charms through its graffiti art walls, modern furniture and ambient lighting, ideal for gatherings, special events or crafted cocktails, while Grab and Go allows guests to satisfy their cravings day or night. Guests can plug in and tune out in the Library or re-energize using the pink Moxy punching bag in the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center that also features gymnastic equipment, spinning bikes and a full-circuit gym.

“Different from anything else in Umeda district, Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda’s locally inspired design and prime location in one of the main hubs of Osaka City will bring the ambience of local Fukushima to life through its well-designed spaces alongside the latest technology, allowing travellers to blend work and play – all at an affordable price point,” said Thomas Vidal, General Manager, Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda.