Developed by real estate company Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd, the hotel has been designed to embrace both the history of Edo and the tastes of modern Tokyo, appealing to sophisticated overseas guests and Japanese business customers alike.
“The hotel is an important part of the district’s new development project and has been designed with the concept of ‘Nihonbashi Value’, to encourage guests to experience the high class, historic culture of the area,” says Mr. Yuichi Uesugi, Project Manager of Planning Group at Mitsui Fudosan. “For example, there are corridors that recreate those of the Edo era and furniture which reflects the classic, traditional designs of Edo Kiriko cut glass sculptures.”
As well as embracing Nihonbashi’s history, the hotel is designed to appeal to all five senses. Edo Rose aroma oil is created exclusively for the hotel, while the taste buds of guests are indulged by the Nihonbashi Asada restaurant, which offers exclusive breakfast and fine dining menus of speciality dishes from Kaga, in north-west Japan, inspired by 150 years of history. Meanwhile, Bar Matsu by Asada offers unique cocktail and bar menus.
Sight and touch are catered for by the quality of the hotel’s décor, furniture, fittings and exclusive artworks. When it came to the sense of hearing, Mr. Uesugi approached Mood Media Japan, a company with a high quality reputation for designing spaces with sound.