Chef Nobu Matsuhisa got together with pals Robert De Niro and Meir Teper to unveil a first look at the new Nobu Hotel opening this fall at Caesars Palace this fall at his original restaurant in New York.
The celebrity chef’s first hotel combines the Japanese feel of Nobu with what designer David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group calls “the Vegas bravado.” Cherry blossoms and Japanese zen gardens fill the hallways along with pleated wall coverings and custom fixtures inspired by origami.
Upstairs, 181 guest rooms with 18 suites feature natural materials that bring out the zen in rooms while the oversized bring out the Vegas flair. Hints of purple and aqua pop out against a neutral palette.
Up-and-coming Japanese artists get a nod from Nobu with in traditional prints and expressionist designs.
The bathrooms are decked out in teak, stone tiles and modern fixtures with an oversized walk-in shower of black Umi tiles, multiple shower heads and a teak bathing stool, a commodity found in traditional Japanese bathhouses.
Guests will arrive to a traditional hot tea welcome. The turndown service will include fancy touches such as yukata robes and slippers laid out bedside and scented sleep oils.
Nobu curated the minibar with Wild Poppy blood orange chili juice made from fruits in orchards in California, chocolate-dipped Pocky pretzels, Japanese beer and an assortment of Dean & Deluca snack items. Nobu's sbrands of chilled sake and Genmai-Cha brown rice green tea find their way into the minibar, natch.
But wait, there's more. Guests at the Nobu Hotel will also have private access to the 11,200-square-foot restaurant and lounge with priority seating and 24-hour access to Nobu cuisine through the chef's first-ever in-room dining menu. Bento boxes will feature a customary Japanese breakfast and the Vegas-themed High Roller with lobster wasabi, Wagyu steak, spicy garlic shrimp and an assortment of nigiri and sushi rolls. Additional menu items will include green tea waffles served with braised short rib, egg and aged maple; bagel and lox featuring salmon sashimi served on an everything bagel. Other dishes include the RLT with rock shrimp, butter lettuce and Maui onion tomato salsa in a creamy spicy sauce and the tonkatsu sandwich with panko pork and prune katsu sauce on shokupan bread.
Guests can start booking rooms in the hotel beginning in October with a late fall opening. The restaurant, Nobu’s second in Vegas and first on the Strip, opens in October.
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