VIDEO: Lavish Nobu Villa Marks Completion of World’s First Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Debut of Lavish Nobu Villa Marks Completion of
World’s First Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Designed with an eye for entertaining, events and ultimate relaxation, the impressive Nobu Villa is a sky-top paradise complete with expansive terrace, private sushi bar and dramatic
media and game room

Nobu Villa now available as part of Anthology Suites and Villas


Defined as the highest point or utmost level, The Nobu Villa is the pinnacle of the world’s first and currently the world’s only Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas – both literally and figuratively. Strategically positioned at the very top of the Nobu tower – 150 feet above the famous Las Vegas Strip – The Nobu Villa is the crown-jewel of the boutique hotel and is set to welcome private guests as well as group gatherings and special events. The Nobu Villa is now available to book as part of the new Anthology Suites program.

The ultimate sky-top lodging, the impressive 10,300 square feet Nobu Villa is luxurious and sumptuous yet relaxed and modern. The notable space offers an expansive 4,700 square feet outdoor terrace overlooking the center of the Las Vegas Strip with sweeping views, robatayaki grill, Zen garden and Japanese-inspired onsen tub. The multi-functional space can be used as a venue for parties of varying sizes.

“One of the most exciting things about the Nobu Villa is how the design encourages entertaining and social gathering,” said Vice President and General Manager Gigi Vega. “With five distinct dining experiences incorporated into the design, it’s ideal for groups large or small. From the omakase sushi bar, to the traditional dining table and round family-style table to the outdoor robatayaki grill, each dining experience can be enjoyed individually or can be employed simultaneously for larger receptions and gatherings.”

Masterfully designed by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, Nobu’s longtime architect and design partner, the Nobu Villa features a sophisticated language of layered materials and architectural elements, including rich shimmering fabrics, warm wood and bronze finishes, and custom artwork throughout the airy and generously-proportioned space.


“The expansive villa is truly the pinnacle of the Nobu Hotel,” said Shawn Sullivan, Partner and Studio Leader at Rockwell Group. “We wanted to further showcase and interpret the Nobu aesthetic and designed a luxurious and modern environment inspired by Japanese art, design and culture.”

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With soaring ceilings, and 5,600 square feet of interior space, the Nobu Villa is captivating from the moment you enter. The lobby elevator features a custom antique bronze elevator door and the entry area has an exquisite art gallery showcasing a series of sandblasted wood and gold panels created by Brooklyn artist Jill Hotchkiss that depict the ancient Japanese landscape. Two Alexander Lamont cast bronze sculptures inspired by the drifted remains of giant sea mammals on iron stands also dress the space.

Additional notable areas include a dramatic media and game room featuring a billiard table with black and white felt and a signature cherry blossom print. The table is perfectly complemented by the striking black and silver color palette. Dividing the game and media rooms is an omakase sushi bar, where a Nobu chef can prepare and serve meals.

A stone-base fireplace is positioned at the top of the steps leading to the living room where luxurious fabrics in green, gold and beige tones adorn the seating and pillows. Jim Thompson’s Metallic Screen, a fabric designed by David Rockwell will be used for the curtains. A custom 10-person round table anchors the dining room where whimsical lighting in the form of a chopstick-inspired chandelier hangs.

The three-bedroom villa is the epitome of luxury. The master bedroom features an oversized platform bed with a tall black oak with white ceruse headboard. Smaller-scale versions of the impressive headboard are featured in each guest bedroom.


A
veritable oasis in the sky, the Nobu Villa has an emphasis on comfort and relaxation. Unwind with a therapeutic soak in the Japanese onsen hot tub, enjoy an aromatic soak in an elevated tub and ease tension with a healing massage in the private massage room adjacent to the master bedroom.


Also recently completed at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace is a new dedicated Fitness Center and Lounge. Created at the request of Chef Nobu and Nobu Hospitality primary shareholders Robert De Niro, and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper, the Lounge features a business center with complimentary WiFi for Nobu Hotel guests, morning coffee and tea service, registration and concierge services and an eight-seat conference table and Board Room. Additionally, the Fitness Center offers a variety of the latest equipment by Technogym including cardio and strength building equipment and even Matsuhisa’s favorite flexibility-enhancing machine for stretching.

In its inaugural year, the world’s first Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace has garnered acclaim and honors for its originality, distinctive design and keen attention to service and detail. From being named among the Best New Food Hotels by Condé Nast Traveler as revealed on the Today show, being heralded as the Top Hotel Opening in North America in 2013 by Luxury Travel Advisor, dubbed as one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013 by CNN Travel, to being included among Luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has had an extraordinary debut.

A masterful collaboration between Caesars Palace, Chef Nobu and Nobu Hospitality primary shareholders, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, the 181-room boutique hotel including 18 suites, along with the largest Nobu restaurant worldwide and the first on the famed Strip, brings a new level of luxury, culture, sophistication and great cuisine to Las Vegas.

About Nobu Hospitality
Recently named one of Luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands.  The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and hospitality, offers the complete spectrum of hotel and restaurant management for unique projects around the world.  With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world’s capitals as the destination lifestyle experience.  The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas and was subsequently named one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013 by CNN Travel and Top North America Hotel Opening in 2013 by Luxury Travel Advisor.  In 2014, the Nobu Hotel Riyadh, a member of Leading Hotels of the world, and the Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila are planned to open, followed by the Nobu Hotel Eden Roc Miami Beach, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London, and Nobu Hotel Chicago, amongst other global locations. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of Nobu Hotels through a solid development pipeline. www.NobuHospitality.com.

 

About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers. For more information, please visit Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter

Photo/Video: Flying Hot Tub Delivered To Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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Dramatic Flying Hot Tub Delivery Marks Completion of

actor Robert De Niro and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s World’s First Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Helicopter Delivers Finishing Touch for the Lavish Nobu Villa
Set to Debut in Late Summer
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Just when you thought you’d seen it all in Las Vegas, here’s something you don’t see every day. A flying hot tub. It’s true. A custom-made Japanese-inspired onsen tub was dramatically delivered by helicopter to the world’s first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.
The five-person tub is well traveled. It was built in Italy and has already traveled by sea and by land. It travelled by air courtesy of a helicopter with the famous Caesars Palace as its backdrop to reach its final destination on the terrace of the soon-to-debut Nobu Villa – the crown jewel and finishing touch of the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.

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The final element needed for completion of the world’s first Nobu Hotel, the onsen tub was carefully placed on its home perched high above the lights of Las Vegas on the terrace of the lavish 10,300 square-foot Nobu Villa. The ultimate sky-top lodging, the Nobu Villa is luxurious and plush yet maintains a relaxed and modern look and feel. In addition to the Zucchetti KOS mini pool, the Nobu Villa’s notable outdoor space offers an expansive 4,700 square-foot terrace overlooking the center of the Las Vegas Strip with sweeping views, robatayaki grill and zen garden. The three-bedroom villa is the epitome of relaxation and luxury. Additional standout features include a signature omakase sushi bar, ultramodern media and game room, gym and massage room, private elevator and art gallery. For more information or to book at room at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, please visit www.nobucaesarspalace.com.

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Named Top Hotel Opening in 2013 by Luxury Travel Advisor

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NOBU HOTEL CAESARS PALACE NAMED TOP HOTEL OPENING IN NORTH AMERICA IN 2013 BY LUXURY TRAVEL ADVISOR

 

 As its milestone one-year anniversary approaches, the world’s first Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace Las Vegas has been awarded honors as the Top North America Hotel Opening in 2013 by Luxury Travel Advisor – the premier resource for luxury travel agents worldwide.

 

Every year, Luxury Travel Advisor’s Awards of Excellence spotlights suppliers that deliver outstanding experiences and provide top-notch service around the world.

 

“It has been our goal since day one to provide our guests with an interpretation of the Nobu-lifestyle in a hotel setting that exceeds expectations. We are thrilled to discover that the hard work on behalf of so many has resulted with this award as it further validates the vision. What a fantastic way to mark our first anniversary,” said Gigi Vega, vice president and general manager of Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.

 

In its inaugural year, the world’s first Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace has garnered additional praise and accolades for its originality, distinctive design and attention to service and detail. From being named one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013 by CNN Travel to being included among luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has truly had a remarkable first year.

 

“This year’s Awards of Excellence winners signify that ultra-luxury suppliers continue to exceed traveler expectations through service paramount to the best the industry has to offer.” remarked Ruthanne Terrero, vice president of content and editorial director for Questex Travel Group.

 

An impressive collaboration between Caesars Palace, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Nobu Hospitality primary shareholders, actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper, the first-ever Nobu Hotel features 181 rooms and 18 luxury suites and includes the world’s largest Nobu Restaurant and Lounge. The unique boutique property brings a new level of luxury, culture, sophistication and great cuisine to Las Vegas. To further mark its milestone anniversary, Nobu will soon debut the crown-jewel of the property – the impressive 10,300 square foot Nobu Villa. The ultimate sky-top villa, the Nobu Villa is luxurious and sumptuous yet relaxed and modern.


About Nobu Hospitality

Recently named one of luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Luxury Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and hospitality, offers the complete spectrum of hotel and restaurant management for unique projects around the world. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world’s capitals as the destination lifestyle experience. The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas and was subsequently named one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013 by CNN Travel. In 2014, the Nobu Hotel Riyadh – a member of Leading Hotels of the world and the Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila will open followed by the Nobu Hotel Eden Roc Miami Beach and Nobu Hotel Chicago amongst other global locations. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of Nobu Hotels through a solid development pipeline. www.NobuHospitality.com.

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Set as Title Sponsor of L.A. Fashion Weekend, Oct 18-20

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WORLD’S FIRST NOBU HOTEL CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS
SET AS TITLE SPONSOR OF L.A. FASHION WEEKEND
AT SUNSET GOWER STUDIOS OCT 18-20

Iconic Nobu Style Featured in the Nobu Hotel Lounge and Live on the Fashion Runway

Unique Nobu-Inspired Couture Dresses Unveiled

Developed in collaboration with Nobu Hospitality and  Caesars Palace, the world’s-first Nobu Hotel Restaurant & Lounge has announced a fashionable partnership with L.A. Fashion Weekend; becoming the 2013 Title Sponsor of L.A.’s premier fashion week event. Having opened with great fanfare earlier this year, the Nobu Hotel has already been heralded as one of the Best New Hotels of 2013 by CNN, and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has created a brand now known for both its culinary vision and innovation, as well as for its sophisticated new 181 room luxury boutique hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. With his restaurants and hotel known worldwide as beacons of style and design, joining forces with L.A. Fashion Weekend makes for a perfect pairing.


“We couldn’t be more excited about having the world’s first-ever Nobu Hotel as our Title Sponsor this year,” says Mikey Koffman, Executive Producer, L.A. Fashion Weekend and Founder, The Gallery L.A. “Last year, we were able to exclusively introduce the hotel to the fashion industry via their sponsorship, and this year we are taking it to a new level with their Title Sponsor status. From the minute guests arrive, until they are seated for the runway show, all will be immersed in the Nobu Hotel concept – from guest check-in to the Sake bar to Nobu couture to a concierge desk where Fashion Weekend guests can book rooms in real time with a special code; this is truly the perfect partnership and we look forward to showcasing the Nobu experience at our event.”

To fully engage in the fashion experience, the Nobu Hotel has commissioned four unique couture dresses from rising L.A. design stars (and twins) Tara & Marlene Herrera, a design dynamic duo that produce under the name Le Mali Designs. Each of the dresses will be designed to capture the essence and esthetic of the Nobu Hotel, and they will be presented on the runway each evening, as well as being highlighted on special stages set throughout the Nobu Hotel Lounge.

Additionally, the Nobu Hotel will convert the L.A. Fashion Weekend Lounge into a Nobu Hotel branded experience. From Nobu-inspired design elements to uniforms to access into the Nobu Inner Circle, guests at L.A. Fashion Weekend will get a chic glimpse into the Nobu lifestyle. L.A. Fashion Weekend attendees will also be able to make reservations at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace direct from the lounge, and take part in tastings of Nobu’s premier Sake as well as win special trip packages created exclusively for this event.

“Nobu has long been synonymous with style. Introducing the new boutique hotel to L.A. Fashion Weekend last year was so well-received, it seemed a natural partnership for us to pursue in a grander way again to bring style-savvy visitors an experiential peak into the Nobu lifestyle found within the world’s-first Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace Las Vegas,” said Gigi Vega, Vice President/General Manager Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.

Featuring 181 rooms including 18 luxury suites, the first-ever Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has brought forth a distinct Japanese elegance combined with a playful interpretation of the fun and energetic Nobu lifestyle. Guest rooms feature stylish interiors showcasing natural materials fused with Nobu’s signature Japanese elegance. The design of the boutique hotel’s rooms and suites embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures along with a touch of Vegas flair. 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.

Showcasing Nobu’s first-ever, in-room dining menu, exclusive amenities and guest privileges, Nobu Hotel is centrally located within Caesars Palace, at the heart of Las Vegas’ world-class entertainment, luxury shopping and gaming.

Rooms can be reserved now, by visiting: www.nobucaesarspalace.com.For additional information, visit caesars.thedigitalcenter.com. For more information on L.A. Fashion Weekend, visit www.losangelesfw.com

NOBU HOSPITALITY, LLC.
Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in many global capitals as a focal destination. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and creativity offers the complete spectrum of restaurant, hotel and residences management for unique and selected projects on a global scale. Nobu Hospitality is a private group owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper.

CAESARS PALACE
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 160 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain (beginning Dec. 2012). For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

THE GALLERY LOS ANGELES/MIKEY KOFFMAN:
Mikey Koffman, Founder of The Gallery Los Angeles and Executive Producer of L.A. Fashion Weekend, has been a mainstay in L.A.’s fashion world for over 10 years as both a producer and innovator. In its eighth season, L.A. Fashion Weekend continues to be one of L.A. Fashion Week’s most sought-after events and sets the stage for high-level brands, products, and services.

For more information on Mikey Koffman and L.A. Fashion Weekend, please visit www.thegalleryla.com and www.losangelesfw.com.

Reason #5 to Be Excited for the Opening of the World’s First Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace on Feb. 4, 2013

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#5 REASON TO GET EXCITED FOR THE OPENING OF THE
WORLD’S FIRST NOBU HOTEL AT CAESARS PALACE ON FEB.4, 2013
 
THE NOBU HOTEL APP

 

When the world’s first Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace opens its doors on Feb. 4, it will offer its guests an indulgent, luxurious experience like no other.  Additionally, it will deliver unparalleled concierge service and all the activities and amenities that Nobu and Caesars has to offer – in one mobile app.

 

The distinctive multi-platform solution is available via smartphones, tablets and computers. Through its custom designed app, the hotel can engage guests more effectively than ever before, wherever the guest is located and on his or her own schedule.  For example, guests can check into Nobu Hotel via its app while en route to the hotel and your personal valet will await you curbside with your room key upon arrival.  Guests may order Nobu classics directly to their rooms, obtain dynamic recommendations for the best entertainment at Caesars Palace and around town, and even message their personal concierge to handle ‘any’ request around-the-clock.

 

Nobu Hotel App Facts:
  • Nobu App provides guests convenience, time-savings and VIP direct access to Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace staff.
  • The Nobu App can be downloaded either through iTunes for iOS users, Google Play for Android or at http://nobucaesarspalace.com/app through any web based device, laptop or computer.
  • The Nobu App can help personalize and tailor guests stays before they even arrive. For example, – The Pre Arrival survey allows the Nobu Hotel to provide for guests every whim before arrival. The Pre Arrival Button lets the hotel know guests on the way and further expedites check-in.
  • The “Nobu Perks” section allows VIP access to everything Caesars has to offer, from show bookings to spa appointments and dinner reservations.
  • The Nobu App even provides the ability to order from the Nobu in-room dining menu right to your room.
  • Using the Nobu App provides an unparalleled level of service in Las Vegas. The more guests use it, the more the hotel can cater the guest experience to make the stay more personalized and customized for the most discriminating guests.

The 9th and 8th Reason to Be Excited for the Opening of the World’s First Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace on Feb. 4, 2013

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#9 & #8 REASON TO GET EXCITED FOR THE OPENING OF THE
WORLD’S FIRST NOBU HOTEL AT CAESARS PALACE ON FEB.4, 2013

 

#9 – DESIGN BY DAVID ROCKWELL

 

From the moment of entry into the hotel lobby, guests will sense the dramatic transformation from Caesars Palace to the Nobu Hotel.

 

Guest rooms will offer designs that embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas flair. Hints of purple and aqua are emitted from multiple accent pieces, decorative pillows and artwork, while patterned beige-colored carpets feature an unconventional graphic designed to invoke sentiments of landforms, seascapes and active movements.

 

Custom art by Japanese artists will 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 will be the feature wall that displays a custom calligraphy and is designed to represent the traditional form of Japanese ink painting Hitsuzendo, which translates as “the way of the brush.”

 

Bathrooms feature rich teak fittings, stone tiles and modern fixtures throughout. An oversized walk-in shower comprised of traditional black Umi tiles will offer multiple shower heads and a teak bathing stool, a commodity seen in traditional Japanese bathhouses. Luxurious bath amenities will include a selection of products by Natura Bisse in a signature rosemary and white tea scent designed exclusively for Nobu Hotel.

 

“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.”

 

#8 – NOBU RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

 

At 12,775 square feet, the new Nobu Restaurant and Lounge at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s largest and most innovative restaurant to date and was designed by the innovative architect and designer, David Rockwell. With more than 325 seats, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet whimsical experience and features a sushi bar, exclusive private dining area and an impressive selection of dishes including Nobu’s signature items including black cod with miso, rock shrimp tempura, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and squid pasta.  Globally recognized as a culinary leader, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will also introduce Teppanyaki Tables for the first time in the U.S. The restaurant is set to open alongside the world’s first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas on Feb. 4, 2013.

 

Extending the innovative restaurant design and unique cuisine that the celebrated chef is famous for around the globe, Nobu Restaurant and Lounge at Caesars Palace features bowed columns of bamboo which line the exterior of the restaurant to resemble the structure of the traditional Japanese ikebana basket used for the art of flower-arranging. Natural design elements incorporating stone, wood and paper are masterfully utilized to create an environment that is ultimately as entertaining to see as it is to dine.

 

To set the tone, colorful, patterned private dining pods and undulating leather-upholstered screens will wrap the dining room while oversized light fixtures, inspired by Japanese tea whisks and vibrant kimonos, complement the atmosphere. A 15-person bar will be the focal point of the lounge and will feature an oversized bowl hand-carved out of a single block of wood. “In keeping with Nobu’s culture and Chef’s Nobu’s exquisite taste, all materials have been hand-crafted and curated to create a complete luxury experience,” says architect David Rockwell of Rockwell Group.

Nobu Hotel Lounge and Exclusively Designed Nobu Couture at LA Fashion Week, 10/18-10/21

WORLD’S FIRST-EVER NOBU HOTEL AT CAESARS PALACE, LAS VEGAS
CREATES NOBU HOTEL LOUNGE AT L.A. FASHION WEEKEND OCTOBER 18-21
Nobu Hotel Lounge to Feature Unique Runway Couture Dresses Commissioned
by Nobu Hotel; designed by Las Vegas fashion designer Jennifer Henry
 
Nobu Hotel, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Opens Feb. 4, 2013

Developed in collaboration with Nobu Hospitality and Caesars Palace, Nobu Hotel will lead the way as the first celebrity chef-branded hotel venture. David Rockwell and his firm the Rockwell Group are leading the overall interior design for the boutique hotel, which includes 181 guest rooms and suites set to deliver a new Las Vegas experience within Caesars Palace. Showcasing Nobu’s first-ever in-room dining menu, private in-room iPad registration, exclusive Nobu guest privileges and amenities and guaranteed restaurant reservations with each stay, Nobu Hotel will be centrally located within the Caesars Palace resort, just steps away from Las Vegas’ world-class entertainment, luxury shopping and gaming. With its focus on developing a unique sense of style, luxury and craft, this Las Vegas luxury hotel will also feature an adjoining Nobu restaurant, spanning 12,775 square feet, which will be the largest Nobu restaurant worldwide and the first on the Las Vegas Strip.

As part of its pre-opening campaign, Nobu Hotel is proud to be a sponsor of L.A. Fashion Weekend taking place at Sunset Gower Studios Oct. 19 – 21. Known around the world for being one of the most fashionable brands, the Nobu Hotel will be converting the L.A. Fashion Weekend Lounge into a Nobu Hotel branded experience, complete with catering from its room service menu and a sneak peek look at what the hotel will feature from design elements to uniforms to access into the Nobu Inner Circle. Guests at L.A. Fashion Weekend will be amongst the first to be able to make reservations at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace (opening Feb. 4, 2013) direct from the lounge. All Fashion Weekend guests can mingle with Nobu Hotel staff, stretch out in a luxurious Nobu bed set in a re-created hotel room, as well as view photos of the rooms and suites.

In addition, the Nobu Hotel has commissioned five unique couture dresses from Jennifer Henry, a Las Vegas based designer known for using an eclectic mix of fabrics and textures to create one-of-a-kind designs (www.facebook.com/flockflockflock). Each of the five dresses will be designed to capture the essence and esthetic of the Nobu Hotel and will be presented on the runway each evening. “We couldn’t be more excited about having the world’s first-ever Nobu Hotel as one of our sponsors this year,” says Mikey Koffman, Executive Producer, L.A. Fashion Weekend and Founder, The Gallery L.A. “They are creating something entirely new and unique in Las Vegas and we believe that L.A. Fashion Weekend is the ideal setting for them to preview the hotel.”

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace will bring forth a distinct Japanese elegance combined with a playful interpretation of the fun and energetic Nobu lifestyle. Guest rooms will offer stunning Strip or garden views with designs that embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas flair. 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.

Rooms can be reserved now, by visiting: www.nobucaesarspalace.com.

Catch a Glimpse of the World’s First Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace

NOBU HOTEL CAESARS PALACE IS:
STYLE. LUXURY. CACHET. QUALITY. TASTE. CULTURE AND…
181 Room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Brings Boutique Luxury
to the Center of the Las Vegas Strip

From celebrities to dignitaries to foodies all over the world, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has created a legion of fans that spans five continents and has created thousands of loyal followers.  Known around the globe for his amazing creativity and craft in the kitchen, the passion for his cuisine runs so deep that even Madonna has said “You can tell how much fun a city is going to be if Nobu is in it.” Today, Nobu is one step closer to adding hotelier to his famed resumé with the world’s first Nobu Hotel set to open at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas late 2012, with reservations for rooms officially on sale Oct. 1, 2012.

The groundbreaking pairing of two iconic brands (Nobu/Caesars Palace) will usher in a new era on the Las Vegas Strip.  The past was defined by bigger, taller and more grandiose hotels while the new Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace will focus on intimacy, style, taste, culture and quality. Beyond the given fact of featuring great rooms, superior service and world-class design, the Nobu Hotel, designed by Rockwell Group’s own David Rockwell, will be created with a distinctive sense of spirit, sensuality, intrigue, fashion and craft.

The Nobu Hotel, which takes over the existing Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace, is being designed to embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas flair. When completed, the distinctive boutique hotel will also feature an adjoining Nobu Restaurant which will be the first on the Strip and the largest of Nobu’s restaurants worldwide (spanning more than 12,000 square feet). Hotel guests will have access to Nobu’s first-ever in-room dining menu and will receive express iPad in-room registration.

Other notable facts and figures include:

•  12,775 square feet  – The largest of Nobu’s global restaurants will be at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace with 327 seats in the sprawling space designed by David Rockwell.

•   181 – The total number of rooms and suites which are located inside Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.

•  18 – Nobu Hospitality has had 18 consecutive years of record-setting growth in financial and brand success for Nobu since opening in New York City in 1994.

•  $600,000,000 – The value of six hotels under development as Nobu Hotels in a space of only two years, including the first at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

•   Three million people -The number of annual customers that Nobu delights worldwide.

•   Five – The number of continents that have a Nobu presence:  Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, America.

Video: Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Reveals Hotel’s Lavish Design

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Reveals Hotel Design,
Announces Rooms on Sale Oct. 1


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.


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”


Custom art by up-and-coming Japanese artists will 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 will be 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 ‘ens,’ 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 will feature rich teak fittings, stone tiles and modern fixtures throughout. An oversized walk-in shower comprised of traditional black Umi tiles will offer 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 will include a selection of products by Natura Bisse in a signature rosemary and white tea scent designed exclusively for Nobu Hotel.


“The Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace experience is crafted with the Nobu guest in mind – we want to cater to their expectancies of quality and comfort while offering unique elements of surprise,” said Gigi Vega, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace general manager. “We have strived to create an elevated experience that fully communicates the magnetic Nobu lifestyle with exclusive touches and opulent details to evoke excitement and form lasting memories.”


The arrival experience will include personalized service with in-room iPad registration and a traditional hot tea welcome amenity. Custom-made Simmons mattresses will be adorned with luxurious, 100 percent Egyptian cotton Anichini percale linens and ultra-soft Down Dreams pillows. The unique turndown service will include his and hers yukata robes and slippers displayed bedside along with an exclusive Nobu Hotel blend of scented sleep oils. An upgraded minibar curated by Nobu will consist of unique selections including organic Wild Poppy blood orange chili juice crafted from orchards in California, chocolate-dipped Pocky pretzels, Japanese beer and an assortment of Dean & Deluca snack items. Nobu’s signature brands of chilled sake and Genmai-Cha brown rice green tea will also be available.


In addition to exclusive accommodations, Nobu Hotel guests will also have private access to the adjacent 11,200-square-foot restaurant and lounge with priority seating and 24-hour access to Nobu cuisine through the first-ever in-room dining menu. The highly anticipated menu will include popular Japanese items, along with Nobu’s signature twists on American classics. A selection of bento boxes will offer a customary Japanese breakfast and the Vegas-themed High Roller which features lobster wasabi, Wagyu steak, spicy garlic shrimp and an assortment of nigiri and premium sushi rolls. Additional menu items will include green tea waffles served with braised short rib, egg and aged maple; bagel and lox featuring salmon sashimi served on an “everything bagel” made of crispy rice; the RLT with rock shrimp, butter lettuce and Maui onion tomato salsa in a creamy spicy sauce; and the tonkatsu sandwich with panko pork and prune katsu sauce on shokupan bread.


“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. “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.”


NOBU HOSPITALITY, LLC.
Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in many global capitals as a focal destination. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and creativity offers the complete spectrum of restaurant, hotel and residences management for unique and selected projects on a global scale.  Nobu Hospitality is a private group owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper.


ROCKWELL GROUP – www.rockwellgroup.com Rockwell Group is an award winning, cross-disciplinary 140-person architecture and design firm specializing in cultural, hospitality, retail, product, and set design. Based in New York, with satellite offices in Madrid and Shanghai, the firm crafts a unique narrative and an immersive environment for each project. Rockwell’s interest in theater has informed much of the firm’s work, including: W Hotel New York, Union Square, Paris- Opéra and Vieques; the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Maialino at the Gramercy Park Hotel; Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis New York; the central Marketplace of the JetBlue terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport; set design for the 2009 and 2010 Academy Awards ceremonies; Canyon Ranch Miami Beach; the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles; Nobu restaurants worldwide; set design for Broadway’s “Hairspray” and “Catch Me If You Can;” and the Imagination Playground initiative.  In May 2010 David Rockwell was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. He was also honored with the 2009 Pratt Institute Legends Award, and the 2008 National Design Award for Interior Design from Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt.


CAESARS PALACE
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 160 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain (beginning Dec. 2012). For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.