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Groundbreaking12 May 2020

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka

Ground-Breaking Ceremony and Sake Dedication for Centara Grand Hotel Osaka

Scheduled for Mid 2023 – 515 Rooms

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Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, together with Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty & Development, completed the official ground-breaking ceremony and sake dedication, known as "jichinsai", to mark the beginning of construction of the 34-storey Centara Grand Hotel Osaka. The ceremony took place recently at the Safety Prayer Festival at Namba Shrine near the Centara Grand Hotel Osaka site.

According to Japanese tradition, before any new construction can begin, a jichinsai ceremony must be held to purify the ground and seek the blessing of the local gods. Shinto priests lead the ceremony, and sake is used as one the main elements that will be sprinkled across the ground where the new construction is planned. Special sake bottles for each of the three partner companies were specially produced for the ceremony.

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka is Centara's first property in Japan and is scheduled to open in mid-2023. The newly built hotel is an upper upscale property with 515 keys that will occupy a gleaming 34-storey tower on a prime site in Osaka's Namba district, the centre of leisure tourism for the city and the wider Kansai region.

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The Centara Grand hotels and resorts are in the five-star category, with landmark properties in prime resort and beachfront locations, and key city areas. The Centara Grand appeal is a broad one, catering to the needs of independent travellers, couples and honeymooners, families, avid shoppers, conference groups, and to those with a longing for absolute relaxation.
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Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel group, with 46 deluxe and first-class properties across Thailand, as well as 24 hotels and resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Laos, Oman, Turkey and China.
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