This Beloved Japanese Brand Is Opening Hotels
One will open later this year and the second in 2019.
Fans of Muji’s minimalist aesthetic should start saving for a trip to Asia. The Japanese home goods and apparel retailer, known for its clean lines and neutral tones, plans to open two hotels—one in Shenzhen, China, and the other in Ginza, an upscale neighborhood in Tokyo.
According to Spoon & Tamago, the Shenzhen hotel will open at the end of this year, while the Tokyo hotel will open in 2019. The 10-story Ginza hotel will also serve as the location for the world’s largest Muji flagship store. Floors one through six will be dedicated to retail space, while seven to 10 will be reserved for rooms—so after (or during) your stay, you can sneak in some retail therapy.
Since each room will be outfitted in Muji furniture and accents, guests can expect the same minimalist decor in the rooms that they see in the stores: organic neutral bedding and furniture that’s unfussy with clean lines. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in a Muji store, you might be able to find out soon enough.
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Muji isn’t the first home décor retailer that has branched out into the hospitality business. Last year, West Elm announced that it will open boutique hotels around the United States (in cities like Charlotte, Detroit, and Nashville) in 2018. And Restoration Hardware is planning to open a 14-room guesthouse in the Meatpacking District of New York City.