LONDON — Luxury hotel company Nobu’s grand openings for 2018 include upscale properties in Barcelona, Chicago and Los Cabos.
With seven hotels already open, 2018 is anticipated to be “phenomenal” for Nobu Hotels with five new hotel openings throughout the year, says the company.
Joining the portfolio next year are Nobu Hotel Marbella, Nobu Hotel Riyadh, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, Nobu Hotel Chicago and Nobu Hotel Barcelona.
Having seen tremendous recent growth spanning five continents, Nobu Hotels says it will have 15 hotels globally by 2020. Nobu was founded by actor Robert De Niro, film producer Meir Teper and chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Launching in Q1 2018, Nobu Hotel Marbella will be bringing style and sophistication to the ‘Golden Mile’ of Marbella in March 2018. The adults-only hotel this will be Nobu Hotels’ second resort in Spain following the launch of sister property in Ibiza earlier this year. The resort offers rooms and suites overlooking the Plaza as well as a private rooftop pool, beach, spa, fitness and tennis.
Following suit in Q2, Nobu Hotel Riyadh is being billed as an urban oasis in the heart of the city. The modern 23-storey glass-panelled skyscraper will have 134 rooms and suites, all elegantly styled with design touches reflecting Nobu’s Japanese heritage, says the company.
Meanwhile Nobu’s first hotel in Mexico will be Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, with a fusion of contemporary Japanese minimalism and the soul of Cabo’s laid-back style. With 200 guest rooms and suites, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos opens to expansive beachfront views on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
In the U.S., Nobu Hotel Chicago will offer 119 rooms and suites plus a 10,000-square foot ground floor Nobu restaurant with an indoor and outdoor bar opening out on to Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row in the city’s famous West Loop district.
The fifth new property, Nobu Hotel Barcelona will be home to 250 sleek rooms and suites, as well a world-class Nobu restaurant offering panoramic views from the 23rd floor.
The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas. Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila opened in 2014, followed by Nobu Hotel Miami Beach in 2016 and the Nobu Ryokan Malibu, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Hotel Epiphany Palo Alto in 2017.
Other Nobu Hotels are in development for Sao Paulo, Bahrain, Atlanta and Toronto.