Common de -Hostel & Bar- Common de -Hostel & Bar-


The building's exterior design incorporates the design of the yamagoya of Hakata Gion Yamakasa. During renovation, we incorporated many Hakata-esque features such as Hakata-ori and transformed this office building into a hostel that is boldly "Hakata." In the interior, we took advantage of lofted ceilings and created a lounge that is great to be in as well as in pictures. Our guest rooms come in a variety of sizes, catering to a variety of group types. We also created a bar space on the fifth floor perfect for travelers and locals alike.


  • September 2016

    A client consulted us about the asset management of an office building that was built 27 years ago and had a high vacancy rate.
    We decided to explore the following possibilities:
    ① Sell as an office building
    ② Maintain ownership of the building and increase leasing activity
    ③ Renovate and turn vacant offices into a hotel

  • December 2016

    After comprehensively considering costs, profitability, future demand, etc., it was decided to carry out renovation and turn the empty offices into a hotel.

  • January 2017

    We conducted a large-scale survey of the building. The building, based on the design of the yamagoya of Hakata Gion Yamakasa, was designed by Hiroshi Nishioka, a famous local architect. However, the characteristic façade was covered with panels due to a renovation that had happened after the initial completion of the building. We also discovered that the atriums inside the building weren’t being utilized to their fullest potential.

  • April 2017

    Started basic designs by working with a design office.

  • August 2017

    Renovations started.
    We carried out the difficult construction work of renovating an existing building, expanding the floor space, and changing its use all at once.

  • January 2018

    Renovations completed.

  • February 2018

    “Common de -Hostel & Bar-” opened.