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 in New York City to provide guests with an initial glance inside the world’s first Nobu Hotel, set to open in Las Vegas late 2012. In addition to revealing the first look into the hotel design, the group announced guest bookings will begin Oct. 1. Rooms can be booked online at NobuHotelCaesarsPalace.com.
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In Nobu’s first hotel project, leading the way as the first celebrity-chef branded hotel venture, David Rockwell and his firm Rockwell Group have designed the space to convey an extension of the fun and energetic Nobu lifestyle. From the moment of entry into the hotel lobby, guests will sense the dramatic transformation from Caesars Palace to Nobu Hotel. Surfaces will be comprised of wood tiles that extend through the elevator foyer and into the cabins – a single gesture that defines the entire hotel space. Schindler PORT elevator technology will transport hotel guests comfortably and efficiently using sleek touch-screens and a powerful traffic management algorithm resulting in fewer stops, less wasted energy and greater handling capacity. Hallways will feature patterned carpets designed to reflect elements of cherry blossoms and Japanese Zen gardens along with pleated wall coverings and custom fixtures inspired by origami.
“We have created a distinctly Japanese experience in the heart of Las Vegas with the first Nobu Hotel, but with a playful interpretation of Nobu’s style and the Vegas bravado,” said Rockwell, founder and CEO of Rockwell Group. “Using the grand canvas of a hotel, we were able to elaborate on the use of hand-crafted, curated materials that create a luxurious effect and provide a world-class Nobu experience.”
One hundred and eighty-one guest rooms, including 18 suites, will offer Strip or garden views. Designs will embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas flair. Neutral tones will set the room while hints of purple and aqua are emitted from multiple accent pieces, decorative pillows and artwork. Patterned beige-colored carpets will feature a strong, unconventional graphic designed to invoke sentiments of landforms, seascapes and active movements. Staying true to the Nobu aesthetic, the furniture will reflect the influence of designers whose forms come directly from nature offering a modern comfort that is both elegant and casual.
“We are thrilled to be working with Caesars Entertainment as our strategic partner on the first Nobu Hotel which we are creating together adding a further lifestyle luxury offering to the well-established Caesars Palace destination. We are looking forward to expanding on this relationship further with additional international projects”, said CEO of Nobu Hospitality Trevor Horwell. “The design of the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace is exciting, fresh and represents the creative fusion of the Rockwell Group, Caesars Entertainment and the Nobu Group, and we are eager to welcome our guests to experience our unique lifestyle hospitality”