Eden Prairie (Minneapolis), MN, October 2019 …Teneo Hospitality Group, the premier Global Group Sales Organization, welcomes premier hotel brand Nobu Hotels and four of its properties to the company’s US and Mexico portfolios with the addition of Nobu Chicago, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nobu Miami and Nobu Los Cabos. Founded by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, the rapidly expanding luxury brand operates 10 five-star hotels in the US, Europe, Mexico and the Philippines and 41 signature restaurants on five continents. Eight new hotels are slated to open in Europe, the US, Middle East, Canada and South America.
“We are very excited by the dynamic growth of these elite properties and honored to bring this innovative and prestigious brand to our meeting planning customers,” Teneo President Mike Schugt said. “In just six years, Nobu Hotels has built an international reputation, based on the same principles that inform its highly successful restaurants – a balance of luxury, fun, craft and theater.”
Nobu Hospitality’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Rachael Palumbo, noted: “Teneo has been a valuable partner in communicating our brand message to meeting planners and distinguishing us from the competition, especially in major conference destinations such as Las Vegas, Chicago and Miami.”
Individually designed to provide the ultimate destination lifestyle experience, all hotels feature a Nobu restaurant, created by the renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Nobu Restaurants, with its innovative new-style Japanese cuisine, striking interior design and impeccable service and presentation, has taken its place as one of the world’s most acclaimed culinary brands.
Chef Matsuhisa’s classical training as a sushi chef in Tokyo and his experience in opening a Japanese restaurant in Lima, Peru, led to the development of a unique fusion cuisine that incorporates Peruvian ingredients into Japanese dishes. Nobu menus feature such signature dishes as miso black cod, rock shrimp tempura, and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño.
The Nobu Hotels joining the Teneo portfolio span four exceptional destinations, from sophisticated urban settings to beachfront resorts.
Nobu Hotel Chicago will open in early 2020 in the Windy City’s vibrant West Loop neighborhood, home of Chicago’s noted Restaurant Row. The 115-guest room hotel’s singular architecture and interior design seamlessly blend old-world Japanese influences with ultra-modern motifs. Guestrooms and public spaces afford stunning views of Chicago’s legendary skyline.
Nobu Hotel Chicago offers 3,245 square feet of flexible event space for private social functions, weddings and corporate meetings. On the 10th floor, two adjoining ballrooms provide stunning views of the Chicago skyline and can host up to 150 guests.
The new hotel will feature a 10,000 square-foot Nobu signature restaurant and lounge, as well as a sushi room located beneath the mezzanine level.The latest Nobu restaurant concept, Rooftop at Nobu Hotel Chicago, will debut complete with an indoor lounge, fireplace and outdoor terrace.
Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the world’s first Nobu Hotel that opened in 2013, is a boutique hotel within the larger destination resort, which is also a Teneo member. The innovative concept integrates an exclusive hotel tower with the first Nobu Restaurant & Lounge on the Las Vegas Strip. The 182-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace offers 18 suites with modern Japanese-inspired décor, ideal for accommodating small conferences and executive retreats. Guests enjoy a bevy of perks, including private check-in, a private business lounge, and 24-hour access to the exclusive in-room dining menu curated by Nobu’s acclaimed culinary team.
Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace is also home to the exquisite three-bedroom, 10,300-square-foot Nobu Villa. Designed by the Rockwell Group, the $35,000-per-night Nobu Villa boasts unsurpassed views of the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard. Perfect for entertaining, the villa features a spacious rooftop terrace with a full barbeque pit, Zen garden and Japanese-inspired onsen tub. Additionally, the Nobu Villa offers multiple dining spaces that can host private dinners and receptions catered by Nobu.
The only location in the US to feature teppanyaki tables, Nobu Restaurant & Lounge at Caesars Palace, is a 12,775 square-foot venue, offering a sophisticated yet whimsical experience with a sushi bar, exclusive private dining area and an impressive selection of dishes. Nobu Hotel is centrally located within Caesars Palace, just steps away from Las Vegas’ world-class entertainment, celebrity chef-branded restaurants, luxury spa and salon facilities, premier shopping, gaming and nightlife.
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is set on the white sands of one of America’s most iconic beach destinations. It offers 206 guest rooms with 126 king rooms and 35 suites with views of the ocean and the intracoastal waterway. Three penthouse suites and four penthouse event spaces are perfect for VIP accommodations and intimate events. Over 70,000 square feet of stylish meeting space is available for conferences and special events of every kind.
The Nobu Restaurant and Lobby Bar also provides catering and 24-hour In-room Dining by Nobu. With a strong emphasis on wellness programs, the hotel features 22,000 square feet of state-of-the-art spa and fitness facilities. A calm, Zen-like oasis, the Nobu Hotel is just minutes from the galleries, shops and vibrant night life of South Beach.
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is located on the shores of the southernmost tip of the of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California meet. The five-star resort has drawn rave reviews from guests for its exceptional service, luxury amenities and breathtaking architecture that combines the Nobu brand’s Japanese design ethos with locally sourced materials from Mexican craftsmen.
The Nobu Hotel Los Cabos offers 200 guest rooms, butler service, four infinity pools, a luxurious spa and fitness center and several bars. Its 14,389 square feet of meeting and event space includes two ballrooms, a boardroom and an array of indoor and outdoor function space.
The key to the Nobu experience is its cuisine, and the Los Cabos resort includes both the Nobu signature restaurant and another exciting dining concept, Malibu Farm, serving casual meals using organic, local ingredients.
Mexico’s fastest growing resort area, Los Cabos is noted for its beaches, nightlife, historic sites, lively arts scene and shopping for local handicrafts, antiques, silver and gemstones. An array of activities include whale watching, hang-gliding, snorkeling, golf and fishing.
About Nobu Hotels:
Named one of luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury brands. The natural growth of Nobu Hospitality, built on service, image, and reputation, offers the complete spectrum of hotel, restaurant and residence management for unique projects around the world. Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, with operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world’s capitals as the ultimate destination lifestyle experience. Nobu Hotels have been awarded an array of accolades, including Hottest New Hotels by CNN Travel, Wallpaper Best Urban Hotel, Top North America Hotel Opening by Luxury Travel Advisor, and Luxury Travel Advisor’s Award of Excellence. The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila opened in 2014, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach in 2016, Nobu Ryokan Malibu, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Hotel Palo Alto opened in 2017, Nobu Hotel Marbella opened in 2018 and Nobu Hotel Los Cabos and Nobu Hotel Barcelona opened in 2019. Nobu Hotels are in development for Riyadh, Chicago, Toronto, São Paulo, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, London and Warsaw. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of hotels through a solid development pipeline.