Nobu Hotels will continue its rapid expansion by opening hotels in Chicago and four international destinations in 2018, thereby giving planners additional luxury options.
The company—which is owned by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood producer Meir Teper—opened its first property, Nobu Hotel as Caesars Palace Las Vegas, in 2013, and subsequently added six additional hotels.
One of the forthcoming properties, Nobu Hotel Chicago, will be situated on Chicago’s vibrant West Loop, will feature 119 guest rooms and a 10,000-square-foot signature Nobu restaurant located on the ground level, with an indoor and outdoor bar opening onto Randolph’s famed Restaurant Row. The property also will include an indoor pool, a fitness center, spa treatment rooms, a rooftop indoor/outdoor bar and lounge, a 3,000-square-foot, multi-use suite for private social functions and meeting space.
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, will fuse contemporary Japanese minimalism with Cabo’s laid-back style. The 200-room property will feature the signature Nobu Restaurant on the beachfront, as well as a spa, a variety of unique dining and lounging experience, and meeting space.
Launching in March, Nobu Hotel Marbella—set directly on the Golden Mile, one of Spain’s liveliest areas—will be an adults-only property with 81 chic guest rooms, a private rooftop pool, a beach, a spa, fitness and tennis facilities, meeting room space for up to 80 and exclusive access to Costa del Sol nightclub. The Nobu Restaurant will offer familiar favorites such as Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Jalapeno and Tiradito, along with unique dishes inspired by local cuisine.
Also opening in Spain, Nobu Hotel Barcelona will offer 250 guest rooms, as well as Nobu Restaurant, offering panoramic views from the 23rd floor. Connected to the historic center of Barcelona and close to the business core, the hotel also will provide meeting and event space.
Nobu Hotel Riyadh, set to open in Saudi Arabia during the second quarter of 2018, will be situated in a modern, 23-story, glass-paneled skyscraper. The 134-room hotel will blend the raw, creative energy of Riyadh with the understated luxury of Nobu. It also will feature Nobu Restaurant, an all-day-dining restaurant, a tea house, an executive lounge and meeting space.
Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio through a solid development pipeline. The company plans to develop hotels in Atlanta, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Bahrain. It currently has properties in Las Vegas; Miami Beach; Malibu and Palo Alto, California; Manila; London; and Ibiza, Spain.