Nobu Hotel – Las Vegas, US
After three years in the planning, the worlds first ever Nobu Hotel opened last month in Las Vegas. Located within the iconic and vast Ceasers Palace, this was a long time dream for Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, known to the world as Chef Nobu.
The Nobu Hotel and Restaurant was designed by David Rockwell, the award winning New York based designer. Hand selected by Chef Nobu and his business partner in the hotel project, Robert DeNiro, it was apt that he was the designer for the world’s first Nobu Hotel as he similarly designed the first Nobu Restaurant.
Nobu’s design DNA is reflected in the overall experience which is the fusion of Japanese and Asian traditions with Western accompaniments. The designs embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas flair.
Chef Nobu’s and Robert DeNiro’s vision of the rooms and suites are reflected in their work with David Rockwell, assisting with the handpicking of design elements. Some of the style designs for the guest rooms include custom art by up-and-coming Japanese artists that feature a mix of traditional prints and expressionist designs. The main focal point of the room is a feature wall that displays a custom ‘shodo’ style calligraphy.
The bathrooms have teak fittings, stone tile and sleek modern fixtures. The over-sized walk-in shower is made with traditional black Umi tiles and offers multiple showerheads and a teak bathing stool, a fixture of traditional Japanese bathhouses.
The partnership is already set to open future Nobu hotels in Saudi Arabia and Qatar by the end of the year. Check out our recent review of Qatar hotels and dining here.