The first ever Nobu Hotel, a masterful collaboration between Caesars Palace, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Nobu Hospitality’s primary shareholders (actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper), is now officially open at Caesars Palace. The 181-room boutique hotel is accompanied by the 12,775 square-foot Nobu Restaurant and Lounge – the largest Nobu restaurant worldwide and the first on the famed Strip – and brings a new level of luxury, culture, sophistication and great cuisine to Las Vegas. Centrally located within Caesars Palace, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace is a luxury-infused boutique hotel.
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 sense the dramatic transformation from Caesars Palace to Nobu Hotel. Hallways 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.
Guest rooms offer stunning views with designs that embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas flair. Eighteen luxury suites range from one-bedroom, 1,000 square feet, to five-bedroom, 3,500 square feet configurations and are available for guests seeking premium accommodations or a stunning venue to host an unforgettable special event.
Neutral tones set the room while hints of purple and aqua are emitted from multiple accent pieces, decorative pillows and artwork. Patterned beige-colored carpets feature a strong, unconventional graphic designed to invoke sentiments of landforms, seascapes and active movements. Staying true to the Nobu aesthetic, the furniture reflects the influence of designers whose forms come directly from nature offering a modern comfort that is both elegant and casual. Custom art by Japanese artists feature a mix of traditional prints and expressionist designs, speaking to the link between traditional Japanese and modern art.
The main focal point of the room is the feature wall that displays a custom calligraphy. Designed to represent the traditional form of Japanese ink painting hitsuzendo, which translates as “the way of the brush,” this Zen-inspired art is consistent throughout the design, starting with the name Nobu. “The ‘o’ in Nobu signifies ensō, or circle, one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy,” says Nobu. “It symbolizes enlightenment, strength and elegance and is an expression of art. Bathrooms feature rich teak fittings, stone tiles and modern fixtures throughout. An oversized walk-in shower comprised of traditional black Umi tiles offers multiple shower heads and a teak bathing stool, a commodity seen in traditional Japanese bathhouses.
Toto toilets and sinks that showcase custom freestanding concrete bowls set on wood plinth are designed to evoke a garden fountain. Luxurious bath amenities include a selection of products by Natura Bisse in a signature rosemary and white tea scent designed exclusively for Nobu Hotel.