PUBLIC AREA -MERCURE TOKYU STAY OSAKA NAMBA-
The Nishi-Shinsaibashi area (formerly Sumiyacho) was called “Sumiyacho” in the old days, as charcoal was collected from Osaka Bay through the Dotonbori River.
As the years progressed to the 1970s, the quiet warehouse district was transformed into cafes, boutiques, live houses, and studios by local creators, and today it has evolved into a district of street culture that leads the most vibrant youth culture in the Kansai region. Namely “Shinbura”, this region is well known both in Japan and abroad.
MERCURE TOKYU STAY OSAKA NAMBA, a new double-branded hotel of “Mercure” and “Tokyu Stay,” will become an “Atelier Hub” through the interactions rooted in the local community. The interior is designed based on the region’s unique culture of the creative mindset of fashion, music, and art, whilst aiming to become a new “Launching Pad for youth culture” where highly conscious guests and local creators can meet and exchange various information.
Centered around the objet d’art-like check-in table, the hotel lobby is composed of a terrace, bar counter, and “SHOP M” that functions as a “grab & go”.
A dynamic “Green Pod Wall” which acts as the face of the lobby, extends into the atrium as it overwhelms and heightens the guests’ sense of excitement for the trip.
In front, a terrace lounge surrounded by lush green creates a synergy with the “Green Pod Wall”, offering the entire lobby a pleasant feeling like a courtyard filled with light and greenery. The green pods are each equipped with LEDs, and at night they transform into a moody bar-like ambience with the effect of the lights.
Towards the grand staircase, a co-working lounge is facilitated on the mezzanine floor and a play lounge on the second floor. A social hub is created where work and play can coexist as it seamlessly connects the entire common area.