Nobu Hotel Chicago Opens

USA, Chicago, Illinois. July 27, 2020

Nobu Hospitality, the globally established lifestyle brand founded by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, proudly announces the preview, first-phase opening of Nobu Hotel Chicago.

Situated in Chicago's vibrant West Loop, the hotel will feature: 115 guest rooms and suites; a signature Nobu restaurant and bar on the ground level that offers premier patio seating, The Rooftop at Nobu showcasing on the roof dining amidst unrivaled panoramic views of the city; flexible meeting and event space; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and an indoor serenity swimming pool. Guests can expect the company's signature aesthetic - Japanese influence with an ultra-modern design - to create a zen oasis in the heart of the city.

Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality commented, "We are so pleased to introduce our first Nobu Hotel in the Midwest. Chicago is a world-class mecca of dining and entertainment and we are very proud to provide a new and exciting destination for the local community and visitors. This exciting project is a result of our long-standing affiliation with RCD Resorts, with whom we have partnered on our Miami and Los Cabos properties and share the passion for the Nobu brand."

A much needed respite for the popular neighborhood, Nobu Hotel Chicago brings a new understanding of luxury lifestyle to Chicago's West Loop - one that is reserved, weathered and intimate. In conjunction with Modif Architecture, local design firm Studio K flawlessly blends the hotel's Japanese-inspired aesthetic with the urban style of the West Loop. Like the weathered beauty of Japan's oldest buildings, natural materials in varying layers are left intentionally imperfect. There is also a dramatic use of proportion throughout the space with unusually high ceilings offset by low furniture. The hotel provides a strikingly simple and tranquil space—anything unnecessary has been left out to keep it free from clutter.

Sophisticated, warm and reserved, Studio K has also created rooms that are linear, high-end and intimate. Sisal and wool rugs, mango wood millwork and indigo accents incorporate textured, natural materials with Japanese roots. Built-in millwork, a feature typically reserved for residential designs, feels high-end and permanent amidst Chicago's bustling energy. The ultra-contemporary, custom artwork by Dutch artist Noor van Spaendonckn brings in a pop of color. At its core, the humble approach to design emphasizes the luxury of experience through attention to detail.

The signature Nobu restaurant and bar will open at a later date.

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