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MUJI ventures into hotel business, first to open China and Japan

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Japanese retailer MUJI is set to open hotels in Shenzhen and Tokyo which will be styled with the minimalist brand’s furnishings and products.

 

The first MUJI Hotel will open in Shenzhen later this year, while the second has just broken ground in Tokyo’s Ginza district and is slated for completion in 2019.

 

The world’s first MUJI hotel will be located in Shenzhen’s Futian Central District as part of the Shenye Shangcheng project.  Creative studio Super Potato will design the 4-storey Muji property in Shenzhen that include a store, restaurant, and hotel. The hotel will be located on the top two floors and comprise of 79 rooms in five different layouts. It will feature recycled wood interiors outfitted with MUJI furniture and accessories. Hotel guests will also have access to the fitness room, conference room, and other hotel facilities on the third floor. Retail and restaurant space will be located on the lower two levels.  The designers will furnish the rooms in a clean and minimalist style with MUJI products from the toothbrushes to the bed sheets. The mini model below of a room in Muji Hotel Shenzhen offers a sneak peek of what to expect for both projects.

 

 

On the other hand, Japan property will be located in a multi-storey megastore with 70 rooms and a total floor space of 3,300m2. The hotel will take up the 7th to 10th floors of the building, with retail on the first six floors, according to a press release.The 70-key hotel is being jointly built by real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan and Japanese publishing house Yomiuri Shimbun. Muji Hotel will be designed and operated by Tokyo-based UDS Ltd. .Ryohin Keikaku, operator of the Muji chain, will supervise designs for the guest rooms and other areas to create a space “where customers can thoroughly experience Muji product lineups”. Hotel guests will be able to buy furniture, decor and other goods they see and like.

 


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