New Nobu Hotel to Debut at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas


Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, along with shareholders Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, are elbow-deep in design plans and decor details for the first-ever Nobu Hotel. The new hotel will take over the Centurion Tower of Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip (a hotel within a hotel, if you will). Architect and designer extraordinaire David Rockwell will head the overall design of interiors, as he has for many of Nobu’s restaurants. No real details have emerged yet on what the 180 rooms will look like, but we’re imagining Asian simplicity set off by some Rockwell drama—perhaps with some of the same warmth and textures found in De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel (also designed by Rockwell) thrown in. Nobu restaurant, the second in Vegas (there’s also one at the Hard Rock), will span some 11,200 square feet within the hotel and come with teppanyaki tables (kind of like hibachi), a private dining area, and a large lounge and bar. Opening date and rates to come next month . . .

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