Service: HOTEL
Location: Tokyo , Japan
Area: 4,700 sqm (176 rooms)
Completion: DEC / 2023
Designer: T.Fujimoto / R.Kubota / I.Haruto / S.Kishimoto
Photos: Nacasa & Partners Inc.

The project is located in Hibiya, the center of Tokyo, where long ago lacked social gatherings and entertainment facilities.  However, during the Meiji era (1868-1912), Western-style theaters such as the Yurakucho Theater and the Imperial Theater opened and in the Showa period (1926-1989), many more theaters and cinemas opened in the Hibiya area, including the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater and the Nissay Theater.  Consequently, the area evolved into the number one “theater and movie town” in East Asia and still continues to be loved by many as a place destination for entertainment.

In such a town overflowing with curiosity, “MERCURE TOKYO HIBIYA” opened focusing on the locality rooted in this area.  To offer an interior design full of culture and character that assimilates to the features of Hibiya, the design is inspired by the iconic stage art, glittering costumes of performers, and filming equipment.  To deliver a fascinating experience, different themes are offered for each of the space where guests can sometimes become the main character or even the audience – as a result, a story within the hotel is made by spending time at the hotel.

The design of the guestrooms, including carpeting, furniture, and artwork, is a collage of colors, forms, and patterns inspired by the theatrical troupe’s glamorous stage costumes and accessories, creating a unique space that responds to the desires of the guests with rich sensibilities. Moreover, taking advantage of the large short wall along the window which needs to be retained structurally, a bench seat for lounging has been offered to add character to the room.