Public Relations Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
2-5-25 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Phone: 81- 6-6343-7000
Fax: 81-6-6343-7001 firstname.lastname@example.org
【The 20th Anniversary of The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka】
OSAKA, May 1st, 2017 – The Ritz Carlton Osaka’s fully-renovated Club Lounge will be opening on May 1st, 2017, coinciding with the hotel’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. “I am proud to announce the opening of the newly-renovated Club Lounge on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka. Our Anniversary marks the beginning of a new chapter in our mission to provide the finest hospitality experiences in Japan to our loyal and new guests alike. The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka are sincerely looking forward to your visit.” said Christopher Clark, General Manager.
The all-new Club Lounge has been designed with the concept of an urban residence, while at the same time taking inspiration from the private retreats of the British aristocracy. In addition, the Club Lounge’s space has been expanded by approximate 20%, incorporating a new food presentation area to provide outstanding culinary experiences to Club Lounge guests.
The Club Lounge consists of five areas: the entrance, the living room area, the bar, the dining area and the food presentation area. Each area has been designed to have a distinct feel that sets it apart from the other spaces, while at the same time a consistent sense of harmony is maintained throughout the residence-style lounge. The atmosphere created allows guests to choose a different space to suit their mood each time they visit.
The Club Lounge has been redesigned to maximize the use of natural light and natural tones, featuring a color scheme of light-taupe, orange and green to create a color scheme that is reminiscent of an English garden. The natural atmosphere is further enhanced by botanical pattern curtains, linen sofas and leather chairs. Beautiful furnishings, antique prints, English manor landscape paintings and candle stands, collected and arranged as though they were the personal collection of the Lord of the house; complete the residential space.
◆ The Club Lounge’s Five Areas to enjoy:
Concierge staff will welcome arriving Ladies and Gentlemen to the Club Lounge in an impressive entrance featuring a checkered marble floor, classic glass window panes and a library.
Living Room Area
Guests are invited to spend a leisurely time enjoying tea and conversation in this relaxing area complete with low-set furniture.
Designed in the image of an aristocrat’s home bar, a wooden counter and checkered marble flooring give this bar a rich, warm atmosphere. Our bartender is present every evening from 5pm to 7 pm, making exclusive Club Lounge cocktails for guests.
A spacious dining area, perfect for enjoying breakfast or other culinary creations.
Food Presentation Area
A newly-established area in the expanded club space where drinks and light refreshments are presented five times a day.
◆ Prominent culinary experience
The newly-established Food Presentation Area
5 presentations per day - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres, cordials and desserts – are presented for guests to enjoy. Taking advantage of the Club Lounge renovation, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka has designed a new menu with a greater variety of unique and delicious dishes than before, including smoothies at breakfast, classic Osaka-style “oshi” zushi at lunch and rotating evening special dishes courtesy of the chefs from Hanagatami, Xiang Tao and Splendido. Furthermore, a European wine dispenser has been added to ensure wine is always served at the appropriate temperature and quality. A new line of induction tops as well as new tableware completes the new space.
Traditional Afternoon tea
The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka’s renowned Traditional English Afternoon Tea has been enhanced to include five kinds of savories, five varieties of desserts, two kinds of scones and nine blends of tea to choose from. Guests are welcome to indulge in this leisurely afternoon tea each afternoon or when checking in to the club.
Original “GARI 34” Cocktail for the 20th Anniversary
This rum based original cocktail featuring pickled gari (ginger), sparkling ginger ale, fresh mint, and the delicately sweet taste of honey has been designed to celebrate the reopening of the Club Lounge. A non-alcohol version is also available.
The Club Lounge is an exclusive, private retreat on the 34th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, available only for hotel guests staying on the Club Level. The lounge is a space that combines personal hospitality from dedicated concierge staff with relaxation and inspiration. The Club Lounge offers majestic views of Mount Ikomayama during the day time, and illuminated cityscapes of Osaka at night. The following services are available for guests staying as a Ritz-Carlton Club guest:
Club Lounge Access (including five food and beverage presentations per day)
A welcome drink
One-way car service from the hotel and within the local neighbourhood. Available daily from 9am to 10pm based on availability.
Afternoon tea check-in / in-room check-in
Express check-out at the Club Lounge
Special departure gift
In-room tea / coffee service
Pressing service (up to 5 items per day)
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi service
Shoe polish service
Personal concierge service
Arrangements for special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, proposals etc.)
Between January and June 2017, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka’s Club Lounge and 291 guest rooms underwent renovations to the cost of 1.2 billion yen (approximate US$10.9 million). In addition to the renovation of the Club Lounge, renovation of the Japanese Suites will be completed in May 2017, and renovation of The Ritz-Carlton Suite - the finest suite room in The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka - will be completed in June 2017.