Patina Osaka: The First Urban Patina Hotels & Resorts’ Property in Japan

Article published at: Oct 18, 2022 Article tag: openings
Patina Osaka: The First Urban Patina Hotels & Resorts’ Property in Japan
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Patina Osaka honours the land with its unique design concept based on
the memories of Japan’s City of Water. Patina alike connects to water,
the most elemental entity, the flow of life that connects and carries
people and planet.
Set to open in 2025, Patina Osaka is the first urban property of Patina
Hotels & Resorts, an elevated lifestyle brand by Capella Hotel Group.
The approximately-220-room hotel is located opposite Osaka Castle,
one of Japan’s most prominent historic sites, and next to the
noteworthy Naniwanomiya-Ato Park.
Built in homage to Osaka’s effortless beauty and vibrancy, the modern
20-storey building is a collaboration between two award-winning
Japanese architects and designers: Jun Mitsui & Associates for exterior
and Strickland for the interiors. They have woven together a narrative
rich in sense of place, while creating an urban sanctuary that inspires
shared consciousness between humans.

Patina’s perpetual journey, a seamless flow of energy, is reflected
throughout Patina Osaka’s design concept. It all begins when guests step
foot inside Roots, the signature plant-based restaurant, and are greeted
with an inviting warmth from its earthy hues. Guests will explore what is
conscious eating through locally-sourced produce with bold and exciting
flavours – including ingredients from the edible garden and outdoor nursery.
Heading up to the rooftop (at level 20) where Fusion, the beating heart of
Patina is perched – guests will then check-in. The social spot encourages
interactions between guests and locals alike. It features a cocktail bar and
listening station run by a DJ and equipped with an extensive vinyl collection
– at Patina, music has the power to spark social bonds, fuel the collective
energy and invite expression.
Following the gravity flow of energy, guests may proceed to the spiral stairs
which leads to the hotel’s brasserie and Tea Lounge on the next storey
down. These intimate spaces reveal the layers of nature – allowing visitors
to tune into the environment.

Centred around a memories-of-the-land aesthetic philosophy, the hotel’s
interiors marry a shared love for natural and regional materials with custom
art by local artists and artisans. Inspiration was taken from the history of
Osaka Castle and Mother Earth, where each level is individually designed to
reflect a contemporary take – featuring elements like copper, wood, earth
and water.
Each room and suite incorporate a balance between modern and natural
aesthetics, showcasing an uninterrupted view of Osaka Castle. Guests can
also expect versatile spaces within the room that speak to the convergence
of quiet downtime and vibrant activities. Every living area is dynamic,
morphing into a fitness ground, a tea appreciation lounge or even a
mediation retreat and playpen with the tatami mat - offering seamless
transitions between work, play, exercise and wellbeing.

Developed by NTT Urban Development Corporation, a comprehensive real
estate company within the NTT Group, Patina Osaka brings desired,
unexpected, sophisticated and fresh experiences together.

“We can’t wait to launch the first Patina Hotel in Japan, together
with our partner, Patina Hotels and Resorts, the lifestyle brand of
Capella Hotel Group. Built across the Osaka Castle, Patina Osaka
will bring an unexpected fresh experience and raise a new bar of
sustainability standards for Osaka.” - Hiroshi Tsujigami,
Representative Member of The Board President of NTT Urban
Development Corporation.
“This is Patina’s first foray into Japan and we are looking forward to
partner with NTT Group to help establish theirs and our vision in
Japan’s City of Water. This is a great opportunity for us to continue
our growth, bringing Patina’s lifestyle as we establish our presence
in Japan.” – Cristiano Rinaldi, President of Capella Hotel Group