The Nobu brand, well known as one of the premier restaurant destinations in the world, has partnered with Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas to open the world’s first ever Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. Nobu, the nickname given to the creator of the brand Nobuyuki Matshuhisa a celebrity chef and restaurateur, is aiming to create a hotel with the same characteristics as its restaurants – quality service and luxury lifestyle.
Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Introduces Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. Nobu Hospitality, co-owned by Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matshuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and Meir Teper who are also the principle owners of Nobu Restaurants, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment is transforming the 181-room Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace into a boutique hotel with a fun and energetic feel.
The design aims to create a distinctive separation between Caesars Palace and the Nobu experience with a Japanese inspired decor which includes the use of hand-crafted materials that create a luxurious effect such as wood tile surfaces, pleasted wall coverings and custom fixtures inspired by origami. Custom art by Japanese artists will be present throughout the hotel. Technology will also have its place in providing a luxury experience – the elevator system is billed as being “smart” by incorporating traffic management logic to ensure fewer stops. Upon arrival, guests will receive personalized service which includes in-room iPad registration.
Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas features:
– A 12,775-square-foot Nobu restaurant, making it the chain’s largest with 327 seats.
– A grand entrance near the Appian Way retail area that includes personalized service and a traditional hot-tea welcome beverage.
– Guests will be escorted to their room, where the hotel agent will check them in using an iPad – similar to how Hyatt’s Andaz hotels check in their guests these days.
– Guest rooms will feature artwork by up-and-coming Japanese artists, as well as a custom calligraphy.
– Guest bathrooms will have an oversized walk-in shower made with traditional black Umi tile, as well as “teak fittings, stone tile and sleek modern fixtures.”
– Well-known hospitality architect David Rockwell, who has worked on Nobu’s restaurants over the last 20 years, is creating the hotel’s look.
Keeping in line with the theme of comfort and a zen like feeling, the guest rooms will offer Strip or garden views and will be done in neutral tones with colorful accent pieces to go along with the artwork. In fact, the focal point of the rooms will be a feature wall displaying a custom calligraphy. Keeping in line with the Nobu design approach, the furniture choosen offers modern comfort capturing both an elegant and casual feel. The bathrooms include an oversized walk-in shower including multiple show heads and a bathing stool and toilets and sinks showcasing custom freestanding concrete bowls.
Nobu has built its reputation on their restaurants and will be opening a restaurant adjacent to the Nobu Hotel. The highly anticipated menu will include popular Japanese items, along with Nobu’s signature twists on American classics.
“The Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace experience is crafted with the Nobu guest in mind – we want to cater to their expectancies of quality and comfort while offering unique elements of surprise,” said Gigi Vega, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace general manager. “We have strived to create an elevated experience that fully communicates the magnetic Nobu lifestyle with exclusive touches and opulent details to evoke excitement and form lasting memories.”
Caesars Entertainment has indicated that rates are expected to be in the range of $300 per night and up. For the luxury accommodations and overall lifestyle being promised, this could end up being a reasonable rate and is easily in line with other luxury Strip resorts.