Las Vegas is about to get a bit of zen.
The celebrity-chef branded Nobu Hotel finally debuted its intended look. Nobu Hospitality partners including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, along with designer David Rockwell and principals from Caesars Palace, gathered yesterday at the original Nobu restaurant in New York City to give guests a glimpse inside what will be the world's first Nobu Hotel, set to open in Las Vegas late 2012.
Rockwell and his firm Rockwell Group said the distinction between the Nobu Hotel and Caesars Palace will be dramatic. A stark contrast from the ostentatious, over-the-top decor of the Las Vegas hot-spot, Nobu will greet guests with wood tiled surfaces, sleek technology, and Japanese-inspired carpets and wall coverings that includes elements of cherry blossoms and Japanese Zen gardens.
The hotel will have 181 rooms, including 18 suites, that will offer Las Vegas Strip or garden views. Rooms will be set in neutral colors with hints of purple and aqua, and feature special calligraphy drawings and Japanese seascapes, adding a sense of calm to an otherwise chaotic city scene. Bathrooms will feature rich teak fittings, stone tiles, oversized walk-in showers, and a teak bathing stool, a commodity seen in traditional Japanese bathhouses. Bath amenities will be supplied by Natura Bisse, with a blended rosemary and white tea scent that was created exclusively for Nobu Hotel. Custom art by up-and-coming Japanese artists will be displayed throughout the hotel.
As you might expect, guests at Nobu Hotel guests will have private access to the adjacent Nobu restaurant and lounge with priority seating. An added bonus: the Nobu Hotel will offer 24-hour room service to Nobu cuisine (perfect for those late-night sushi cravings).
"For Nobu Hotel's in-room dining menu I have crafted some of my signature selections paired with some new additions to cater to the Vegas market," said Nobu in a press statement. "My passion and creativity is communicated into every dish and I look forward to further raising the bar with my newest restaurant and hotel venture."
A press release distributed yesterday says bookings will start Oct. 1 online at NobuHotelCaesarsPalace.com.
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