The Nobu Hotel, the first ever of its kind, is located in the prestigious Ceasars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The hotel is a charmingly grandiose realisation of a partnership between famous actor Robert De Niro, architect and president of Rockwell group David Rockwell, and the hotel’s namesake and prominent chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Housed in one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after and well-known mega-resorts, the hotel surprisingly opposes the maximalist style of the Strip and aims to provide its guests with “comfortable simplicity”.
Designed by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group Principal Shawn Sullivan, the Nobu Hotel lies at the epicentre of entertainment and celebrates the beginning of an exclusive Nobu lifestyle experience.
After years of collaborating with the luxury brand on restaurants across the globe, Rockwell Group has created a unique hotel inspired by Nobu’s philosophy and playful style. Re-imagining the best of eastern and western elements, the hotel combines Nobu’s signature Japanese style with oversized elements to reveal a touch of classic Las Vegas glamour.
“The local environment is very important when we design a Nobu restaurant. In each design, we try to reflect each location’s unique character and landscape. For Las Vegas, we wanted the atmosphere to be theatrical and lounge-like: a place that ultimately is as entertaining to see as it is to be a guest,” explains Rockwell.
Creating a relaxing setting for rejuvenation, guest rooms embrace comfort and the texture of raw, natural materials.
Neutral tones are juxtaposed with hints of colour and unexpected bold graphics representing traditional and contemporary Japanese forms. Complementing the design’s organic and Japanese elements, the furniture reflects the influence of wood craftsman George Nakashima.
“We incorporated oversized elements into Nobu’s signature style and natural, handcrafted materials in order to combine the best of east and west,” continues Rockwell.
The rooms radiate Japanese sensibility with the beds dressed simply in white, 350-thread-count linens and duvets; chocolate-coloured, calligraphy-style horizontal brushstrokes on the walls; and rugs that fuse hues of cream and grey while emblazoned with calligraphy designs.
Lighting both in the rooms and the actual hotel is a contemporary fusion of Japanese lanterns with western touches. Bathrooms boast deep basin sinks, a teak bench in the shower (no tubs in standard rooms, only in some suites) and a wooden ladder for displaying towels.