The Autograph Collection brand continues to grow in Japan by providing travelers with one-of-a-kind hotels that champion values of vision, design and craft

Tokyo, Japan — The distinctive Autograph Collection brand announced the signing of its second independent hotel in Japan, mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection, which is set to open in 2020. The upcoming hotel is set to ‘mesmerize’ individualists with its exceptional design and thoughtful, spirited service – an experience from which inspired the hotel’s name. Slated to open in 2020, the hotel will occupy the 16th to 26th floor of the WATERS takeshiba main building, a multipurpose citycomplex that’s part of the Takeshiba Waterfront Development Project.

“We are thrilled to introduce mesm as Japan’s second Autograph Collection hotel in Tokyo, providing highly curated personal guest experiences with attentiveness in every corner,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We look forward to expanding our portfolio in Japan with this hotel, which is set to open ahead of the highly anticipated 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

With a rapid growth in inbound international travelers to Japan exceeding over 30 million last year, NIPPON HOTEL Co., Ltd., there is a lot of opportunity for modern, next-generation hotel experiences. mesm Tokyo is an original Japanese hotel concept developed by NIPPON HOTEL and Marriott International that will deliver unique, enriching Japanese experiences, infused with Autograph Collection’s brand philosophy of ensuring that this hotel experience is exactly like nothing else.

Further blending with the hotel’s “Tokyo Waves” concept, guests will encounter representations of life in Tokyo,  with connections to the latest trends in fashion, art and technology. “WATERS takeshiba will be completed as a focal point for culture and arts, and we are delighted to collaborate with Marriott International, leaders in travel experiences to open mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection, as a part of this exciting project,” said Masayuki Satomi, Chief Executive Officer, NIPPON HOTEL Co., Ltd. “What we have in common with the brand is that we are committed to offering guest experiences that are unique to each destination. This exciting project will see beautifully crafted spaces merge with ambitious talents, ensuring momentous guest stays.”

mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection features 265 excellently appointed rooms and suites. The hotel is designed with modern artistry in mind and paired with local influences. The hotel will offer two distinctive food and beverage options, including all-day dining concept Chef’s Theater, which is inspired by the Kabuki theatre, and the hotel’s bar & lounge Whisk. The hotel will also feature Club Lounge and Fitness Center, as well as a banquet room to cater for business needs. Pioneering as a high-end contemporary style hotel, mesm Tokyo offers a wide variety of touch points featuring the latest trends in Tokyo. For the hotel’s amenities, mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection will be collaborating with various Japanese brands including BULK HOMME Co., Sarutahiko Coffee and many more.

mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection will be located at Tokyo’s bayside, situated an approximately six-minute walk from Hamamatsu-cho Station. The hotel embraces attractive views of Hama-rikyu Gardens, a traditional Japanese garden originally created for shogunate in the Edo era,  as well as dazzling Tokyo city views. Guests will also be near entertainment, art and culture, while also appreciating the natural environment and surrounding greenery.

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About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 160 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories. Each is a product of passion and a personal realization of its individual founder’s vision, making each hotel singular and special:
Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit, and explore our social media channels on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook or follow along to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.  Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 131 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world.  The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG).  For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About NIPPON HOTEL Co., Ltd.
NIPPON HOTEL Co., Ltd. manages currently 31 hotels (5,128 rooms) mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area as the JR-East Group, and East Japan Rail Company (JR East) is one of the largest railway companies in the world. In addition to The Tokyo Station Hotel, located in the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, designated as an important cultural property of Japan, NIPPON HOTEL also operates several other hotel brands; “Crossing comfort and vibrancy” forms the brand concept of the full-service hotel brand, METROPOLITAN HOTELS, while the accommodation-focused brand, JR-EAST HOTEL METS is on the concept of “Everything’s fine”. NIPPON HOTEL aims to provide a higher level of service and true hospitality to both guests from around Japan and visitors from overseas in locations that offer greater convenience. There are projects currently underway to open 8 new hotels by 2020.

About WATERS takeshiba
Established and promoted by JR East, WATERS Takeshiba is a redevelopment project incorporating a luxury hotel and office functions with a host of other entertainment facilities including retail stores and theaters located in the Tokyo Bay area. Aiming to be a place of comfort where people can surrender themselves to nature and spend quality time, JR East will further enhance functions as a focal point for culture and art that have been fostered by Shiki Theatres with a view to opening in 2020.

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