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OSAKA, JAPAN, December 26, 2016: The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka is the first hotel in the city to showcase an extensive collection of art and antiques for the appreciation of in-residence guests, restaurant and retail patrons, as well as stroll-in visitors.  The hotel’s interior design, reminiscent of a nobleman’s 18th century Georgian-style home, is enhanced by the display of approximately 450 works of art and numerous antiques throughout the hotel.

The paintings in our collection focus on 18th and 19th century European artists, such as  Henry John Yeend King, Peter McNab and William Ashford from Britain, and Belgium’s Francois Verheyden. The many 18th century landscapes and portraits create a tranquil atmosphere.  Notable works include The Surprise Guest by German artist Hermann Koch from the early 1900s, which hangs behind Reception, and A Portrait of a Lady by Dutch artist Paulus Moreelse, who was active in the early 1600s, which hangs in The Lobby Lounge.

Walking through the lobby, guests can admire the elegance of the gorgeous traditional Persian rugs, Czech crystal chandeliers, and imported Italian marble floors.  The Italian marble fireplace, surrounded by bookshelves laden with antique Wedgewood  Indian Tree  ceramics, lends the reception area a warm, homely atmosphere.  The millwork throughout the hotel imported from the United States requires special antique coating.  The walls are made of cherry wood, mahogany and knotty pine with an antique finish.  The floors of the public ladies’ powder rooms are laid with rare Norwegian pink marble.  Our Chinese restaurant Xiang Tao is home to a Tang Dynasty-era horseman statue, Ching Dynasty embroidery and rare snuff bottles.

We specialize in art from the 18th and 19th centuries thanks to the enduring, timeless themes that exemplify a level of quality and attention to detail that expresses The Ritz-Carlton Philosophy, which helps us to deliver an unparalled level of service and satisfaction to each and every guest who stays with us.  To allow our guests to enjoy the art of The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka to the fullest, we organize a one-hour art tour on the premises every Wednesday evening commencing at 17:00.  Guests staying at the hotel are invited to join freely without reservation, simply by coming to the  concierge desk at the allocated time.