Accor has partnered with Japanese real estate company Tokyu Resorts & Stays to open its first dual branded hotel in Osaka, Japan.

The new property, Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba, is slated to open on 1 December this year.

Located in the city’s entertainment and shopping district, Shinsaibashi, the property is four-minute walk away from the Namba station that offers direct train connectivity to the Kansai International Airport.

Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea CEO Garth Simmons said: “We are thrilled to introduce Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba, a unique and significant addition to our midscale brand portfolio in Japan.

“This property offers the perfect setting for local and international visitors to explore the local scene whether they are in town for business or leisure and enjoy the warm hospitality that is unique to this region.”

The 288-key hotel will allow guests to choose from ‘Duplex Suite’ and ‘Premium Twin’ rooms.

All the rooms in the hotel will feature 50-inch television, high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and rain showers in the bathrooms.

The midscale brand hotel, according to Accor, will be suitable for both short- and long-stay guests, as the hotel’s guestrooms feature kitchenettes and washer-dryers, a signature facility by Tokyu brand.

The property will have an all-day dining restaurant, called CENTRE M, serving Italian cuisines. This restaurant’s breakfast buffet will change every day, offering more than 40 different items for guests.

Tokyu Resorts & Stays CEO and president Toshihiro Awatsuji said: “Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba is Tokyu Stay’s first dual-brand hotel that combines the comfort expected for medium to long-term stays with the sophisticated design of the Mercure brand.”