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MUJI’s New Hotel Is What Minimalist Dreams Are Made Of

MUJI’s New Hotel Is What Minimalist Dreams Are Made Of

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Jess Ng
on April 4th 2019
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.
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As the globally-renowned epitome of Japanese minimalism, MUJI has made a name for itself as the go-to for simple yet stylish homeware. From Marie Kondo-approved storage to wood accented accessories and desk decor, the brand’s offering is quite simply what minimalist dreams are made of. Now, with the opening of a brand new hotel in Ginza Tokyo, MUJI delights with the ultimate lesson in pared-back design. Keep scrolling for your exclusive sneak peek.

MUJI Hotel Ginza: Reception with gray flagstone statement wall and wood accents | NONAGON.style

MUJI Hotel Ginza

Following the success of its Shenzhen and Beijing hotel branches, MUJI’s first Japanese site will open in the upmarket Ginza district of Tokyo this month. Described as ‘anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap’, MUJI Hotel will strive to offer its guests ‘great sleep at the right price’. At the same time, MUJI aims to help visitors ‘enjoy a deeper taste of Ginza’.

MUJI Hotel Ginza: Open plan suite with minimalist wood accents and clutter-free aesthetic | NONAGON.style
MUJI Hotel Ginza: Double suite with minimalist bedding and wood accents | NONAGON.style

Japanese Minimalism

The 79-room hotel features nine different suite types. These range from twin spaces with family bunk beds, to larger open-plan rooms complete with reading nook and a wooden bathtub.

 

Aesthetics-wise, the interiors embody the best of Japanese minimalism. Think lots of natural wood and stone textures, earthy neutral hues and a clutter-free approach to accessories. The overall look is clean, calm and soothing to the eye — perfect for easing you into the relaxed vacation spirit.

MUJI Hotel Ginza: Twin bedroom suite with wood accents | NONAGON.style

Rest and Recover

To ensure a good night’s rest, MUJI have selected scientifically approved mattresses based on sleep and posture research. Meanwhile, clever lighting takes its cue from nature in order to create the optimum conditions for slumber.

MUJI Hotel Ginza: Family bedroom suite with bunk bed and sleek wood desk | NONAGON.style

“All 79 rooms make elaborate efforts to support both the body and soul while away from home. We wish to create a sense of comfort [that is] as relaxing as home.”

MUJI Hotel Ginza: WA Restaurant with recycled flagstone wall | NONAGON.style

Make Do and Mend

In addition to beautiful design, MUJI has made a point to prioritize sustainability through the use of recycled materials. From nautical waste materials to bricks carved from the flagstones of a 50 year old tramway, re-purposed components take pride of place as statement design features.

MUJI Hotel Ginza: MUJI Atelier featuring sleek saloon bar | NONAGON.style
MUJI Hotel Ginza: Flagship MUJI store with wood accent details | NONAGON.style

MUJI World

Overall, MUJI Hotel will be part of a bigger MUJI flagship complex which features a gallery, bar and library space (Atelier MUJI), restaurant (WA), and MUJI store where guests can purchase all of the items featured in their rooms.

MUJI Hotel Ginza: MUJI Atelier featuring a contemporary art gallery | NONAGON.style
MUJI Hotel Ginza: MUJI Diner with wood accents and open shelving details | NONAGON.style

Even better, MUJI plans to operate a simple pricing structure in which rooms will be priced at the same rate throughout the year, regardless of season and day. Now you have no excuse not to treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime!

For bookings and further information, head over to the MUJI Hotel website.

 

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