Mandarin Oriental Tokyo completes renovation of rooms and suites

10 Feb 2019 by Jenni Reid

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has finished refurbishing its 179 guestrooms and suites in a style drawing on Japanese culture.

The hotel said bespoke fabrics and furnishings were used to reflect woodlands and changing seasons, with autumn leaf colours of gold, orange and purple, and springtime wisteria and sakura patterns embroidered onto headboards.

Textile designer Reiko Sudo and art director Ryu Kosaka led the redesign, while Jeffrey A. Wilkes of Designwilkes was principal interior designer for the hotel’s luxurious Presidential Suite, which has views of Mount Fuji.

Reiko Sudo has used locally produced fabrics from the Nihonbashi district in all suite and guestroom interiors.

Smart TVs with 49-77 inch screens that can connect to Android and iOS devices have also been installed.

Lampshades in the suites are inspired by traditional Japanese Andon, made from washi paper.

“Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, which opened its doors in 2005, is the only hotel in the world to feature textiles from various Japanese origins under the theme of ‘Woods and Water,’ said textile designer Reiko Sudo.

“By expanding on this theme we have created a serene and tranquil environment that reflects Japan’s vast meadows, deep forests and exhilarating hills,” she added.

“We are delighted with the completion of this significant rooms renovation, which reflects the beauty of Japanese design aesthetics and superb craftsmanship,” said Paul Jones, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.

“We look forward to welcoming guests to this luxurious new experience.”

The Mandarin Oriental brand is set to open its first property in Beijing this year.

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