If you’ve always wanted to sleep in a MUJI showroom, your retail wish is about to become a reality. That’s because the minimalist brand is about to launch its first ever MUJI Hotels early next year.
Known for practical yet stylish household designs, MUJI has not only ventured into restaurant and cafes but the Japanese lifestyle brand will soon be stepping into the hospitality business.
Surprisingly, the first 2 MUJI Hotels will be opening in China instead of Japan. Set to open in Shenzhen on 18th January 2018 and in Beijing on 20th March 2018, Japan’s first MUJI Hotel will only debut the following year, during spring 2019. The 3rd outlet is slated for the upscale Ginza district in Tokyo. It is also currently where the largest MUJI store, MUJI Yurakucho, is situated.
Not much details has been revealed about these highly-anticipated MUJI Hotels, but Business Insider Japan reported that the Shenzhen branch will feature 79 rooms in 5 different layouts. The “anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap concept” will also be furnished with MUJI products – from the toothbrushes to the bed sheets.
“The goal is to offer great sleep at the right price, provide a space supporting both body and mind while away from home, and connect travellers to local people and places,” reads the official press release. While staying in MUJI Hotel, travellers will be given access to the fitness room, conference room, and other hotel facilities on the vicinity. Visitors can also dine in at the restaurant located on the lower levels.
As for Tokyo’s MUJI hotel, a 10-story building is currently in development. The lower 6 levels will be used for retail. The remaining 4 levels will be for the hotel. Just like its China counterparts, the hotel will be decked out in MUJI furnishings that is reflective of its minimalist designs.