Nobu to Open its First European Hotel in London

By Paul Joseph

Originally an upscale Asian restaurant brand made famous in Japan and exported across the world’s most glitzy world cities, in recent years Nobu has been expanding its offerings to include luxury hotels.

The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 within Caesars Palace Las Vegas and a further property followed in Manila. Now the brand has announced it is to open its first European hotel, slap bang in the middle of London’s fashionable Shoreditch district.

Slated to open in June 2017, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch will feature 143 guest rooms and 7 suites, and is billed as offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.

The largest of the accommodation options will be the exclusive Nobu suite, featuring two private balconies with views across London’s iconic skyline, a dining area, a lounge and a bathtub.

Meanwhile the hotel will also offer a high-end dining experience at Nobu Shoreditch restaurant, as well as an exclusive spa and wellness area, a lobby bar, extensive meeting spaces, and a charming terrace reached via a grand staircase that is perfect for open-air dining.

Guests can also take advantage of the semi-private dining space overlooking the custom-built, open kitchen. Furthermore, behind the Nobu Shoreditch bar, an eclectic collection of vintage sakes, limited edition Japanese whiskies and rare champagnes are available.

The collective efforts of Ron Arad Architects and Ben Adams Architects are behind the hotel’s design, which features striking overhanging floor slabs and cantilevered steel beams forming a frayed edge to the east, where a landscaped garden is terraced to provide natural light to the restaurant space.

Following the London opening, further Nobu hotels are expected to arrive in Riyadh, Miami Beach, Malibu, Bahrain and Los Cabos, among other global destinations over the coming years.

By Paul Joseph