Minimalists Rejoice: MUJI To Open Hotels in Asia

updated Apr 30, 2019
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(Image credit: via Spoon & Tomago)

Minimalists, rejoice: Popular Japanese lifestyle retailer MUJI is opening hotels in China and Japan, with the latter location slated to open in spring 2019.

Set to be built in Tokyo’s bustling Kinza district near the metro station, a portion of the 10-story building will be dedicated to the hotel, while the remaining floors will provide space for the world’s largest MUJI flagship store. According to Condé Nast Traveler, the 35,520 square-foot retail space will become the company’s biggest to date, next to MUJI’s largest location which currently operates in the neighboring Yurakucho district.

If you missed out on the chance to live rent free in one of MUJI’s pre-fab homes, then booking a stay at one these stylish spots might be a pretty cool way to make up for it. Fittingly, the rooms will feature all MUJI accessories and furniture: Think items from your last home goods haul at one of MUJI’s flagship stores.

(Image credit: via Spoon & Tomago)

Japanese design blog Spoon & Tamago shared a glimpse at a model setup of a MUJI Hotel Shenzhen guest room, which boasts a recycled wood-finished interior complete with muted tones, minimalist furniture, a large bed and plenty of greenery for a decidedly natural feel. While construction on the 79-room hotel in the modern Chinese metropolis was announced two months ago, it’s set to open its doors later this year, and the Japanese establishment will also mirror it in style and décor.

No word on when the hotels will begin taking reservations or what special items the store will offer, but as the world’s largest flagship, there’s bound to be a plethora of dreamy minimalist items to add to the must-have list.

Future patrons of the hotels would be wise to pack some extra luggage for the inevitable international MUJI shopping spree that awaits them.

h/t Curbed