Tokyo, September 10, 2018 - Rakuten LIFULL STAY, Inc., the Rakuten Group’s vacation rental service provider, today announced that its first condominium-type National Strategic Special Zone vacation rental facility, Rakuten STAYxShaMaison Osaka Dekijima Ekimae, will open on September 14. The condominium will be operated under the Rakuten STAY branding and operational support service for renting vacation properties and shared accommodation, and will begin accepting reservations from September 10.
- Rakuten LIFULL STAY, Inc.
Rakuten STAYxShaMaison Osaka Dekijima Ekimae Condominium-Style Vacation Rental to Open
Top left, exterior view; top right: Rakuten STAY concept room; bottom left, building entrance; bottom right, “Anshin Stay IoT” tablets
The facility is a four-story condominium-type National Strategic Special Zone vacation rental facility with 29 rooms. As the facility makes use of the City of Osaka’s National Strategic Special Zone Vacation Rental system*, reservations can be made from a minimum of two nights. All rooms in the condominium feature a spacious living room with a kitchen, along with a bedroom, bathroom, washroom, and internet connection and other facilities. For security, the condominium utilizes Rakuten Communications Corporation’s “Anshin Stay IoT” vacation rental operation support service, which uses IoT devices, such as tablets and smart locks, to support guests by verifying identities when checking in and managing keys.
The condominium was planned and constructed by Sekisui House, Ltd. with Rakuten LIFULL STAY overseeing the interior design and providing branding and operational support services. The design concept of the condominium incorporates the traditional Japanese artistic elements of “Sakura” (cherry blossoms), “seifumeigetsu” (beautiful nocturnal scenes under a full moon), and “setsugetsufuka” (beautiful scenery of the four seasons) which are unified in an interior decorated in the Japanese modern style. These elements can be found dotted throughout the interior, with displays of sakura motif panel art, interiors with calm colors and designs expressing “seifumeigetsu,” and “setsugetsufuka” that can be enjoyed on each floor with different seasonal settings in each room. The condominium also includes a Rakuten STAY concept room that uses the crimson red corporate color of Rakuten as an accent color in part of the interior.
Rakuten LIFULL STAY will continue to develop facilities to respond to diverse accommodation needs while leveraging the knowledge and expertise gained from developing and operating this facility from its opening.
*Accredited by the City of Osaka as a National Strategic Special Zone for accommodations for foreign nationals using a special system under the Inns and Hotels Act in accordance with the National Strategic Special Zones Law.
About Rakuten STAYxShaMaison Osaka Dekijima Ekimae
・Location: 1-12-14 Dekijima, Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka
・Access: About one minute walk from Dekijima Station on the Hanshin Namba Line
・Owner: Lea home Co., Ltd.
・Design and creative direction: Sekisui House, Ltd., GRIFFON, Inc., and ADDReC, Inc.
・Planning and construction: Sekisui House, Ltd.
・Branding (loaning of the brand): Rakuten, Inc.
・Operation agency: Rakuten LIFULL STAY, Inc.
・Type of operation: Special zone vacation rental
・Start of reservations: September 10, 2018
・Date open for business: September 14, 2018
・Room rate (per person per night): Starting from around 7,840 yen (accommodation tax, service charges, and consumption tax. included)
* Rates will vary depending on the type of room, season, and reservation site.
* Reservations can be made from a minimum of two nights and three days as the property is a Special Zone Vacation Rental facility.
・How to make a reservation: Reservations can be made on domestic and overseas accommodation reservation sites, such as Vacation STAY, etc.
・Site area: 773.43 ㎡
・Floorspace: 1,655.06 ㎡
・Construction: Heavy steel frame
・Floors: Four floors above ground
・Number of rooms: 29
・Key facilities and amenities:
- Entrance (smart locks, slippers, slipper box, emergency light)
- Living room (TV, desk, tissue paper, clothes hangers, vacuum cleaner, garbage boxes, Western-style room: sofa, Japanese-style room: legless chair)
- Kitchen (2-burner IH cooking heater, refrigerator, microwave oven, electric kettle, garbage box, tableware, cooking utensils)
- Bedroom (Western-style room: bed, pillow, cover, Japanese-style room: futon, pillow)
- Bathroom (shampoo, conditioner, body soap)
- Washroom (washing machine, laundry detergent, clothes hangers, tooth brush, hand soap, bath towels, hand towels, keisodo bath mat, hair dryer, bath detergent)
- Toilet (toilet brush, toilet tissue, sanitary box)
- Free Wi-Fi
Details of the seven types of guestrooms are shown below.
- Seasonal theme of each floor: 1st, winter; 2nd, summer; 3rd, autumn; 4th, spring
Top left, 4th floor spring; top right, 2nd floor summer; bottom left, 3rd floor autumn; bottom right, 1st floor winter
- Entrance (“Anshin Stay IoT” tablets)
- Fire-fighting equipment (fire extinguishers, automatic fire alarms, smoke detectors, heat sensors, emergency exit lights)
About Rakuten STAY
Rakuten STAY is a full-service operational support provider in which Rakuten loans the Rakuten STAY brand to prospective businesses and individuals who wish to operate vacation rentals and shared accommodations, and Rakuten LIFULL STAY oversees operations from initial consultations to construction and cleaning with the cooperation of a contracting company. Users staying at Rakuten STAY facilities are able to use facilities and toiletries, and receive extra services based on a uniform concept wherever they stay. Rakuten STAY aims to expand the accommodation and vacation rental market by creating an environment where customers who have never used vacation rentals can use them and shared accommodations with peace of mind.
Rakuten LIFULL STAY, Inc.
Address: Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube 3F, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Representative Director Munekatsu Ota
Details of business: Providing services related to vacation rental platform, etc.
Date of establishment: March 2017