Nobu Hospitality Debuts Nobu Hotel Palo Alto Following Complete Transformation

USA, Palo Alto, California. October 13, 2020

Nobu Hospitality, the globally established lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, is delighted to announce the debut of Nobu Hotel Palo Alto. The 73- room boutique hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar renovation to unveil a completely brand-new hotel. The exciting transformation elevated the world-renowned Nobu hospitality, Palo Alto-style, with an impressive new facade, intimate arrival experience and lobby, new Nobu dining spaces, redesigned guest rooms, and the exclusive Nobu Ryokan guest experience.

"We are excited to welcome the local community and our loyal guests to our entirely new hotel," said General Manager Andrew Tilley. "Our luxury guest rooms, expanded outdoor dining, exclusive Ryokan experience and impressive amenities embody the Nobu culture with urban influences from the surrounding Silicon Valley and Bay Area, creating a unique atmosphere for all guests to enjoy."

Led by the award-winning, Los Angeles based architecture firm, Montalba Architects, and construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction, Nobu Hotel Palo Alto draws inspiration from its sister property, the renowned Nobu Ryokan Malibu, and features the newly introduced Ryokan-inspired guest rooms, suites and meeting spaces on the 7th and 8th floors. The Ryokan experience offers serene views of the Santa Cruz Mountains while ensuring privacy, exclusivity, and impeccable service for the discerning guest.

Ryokan accommodations include five stunning suites designed in light, soothing tones of natural materials, with white oak paneling, teak accents, and natural crema marfil marble stone, all lending a peaceful Japanese-Californian aesthetic throughout. Serving leisure and business travelers, the rooms include luxurious furnishings with custom handcrafted Japanese bedside lanterns, and subtly integrated technology, like butler service control keypads, allowing for attentive service and high touchpoint amenities that transcend the traditions and boundaries of hospitality.

The 8th floor holds the three Ryokan meeting spaces designed with warm wood paneling, integrated sideboards and 90" TVs with built-in power and HDMI capability that surround the live edge conference tables. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors access large teak-decked landscaped patios with comfortable furnishings and integrated heaters, ideal for small gatherings. Secured elevator key access, 24-hour butler service, priority seating in Nobu restaurant, and executive turn-down service are feature amenities to the Ryokan experience, though slightly altered to ensure the health and safety of all guests and employees during the current travel climate.

"The curation of the Ryokan Levels' design, along with the craftsmanship, really speak to the type of distinctive hospitality experience that awaits guests of the floors," says David Montalba, Founder of Montalba Architects. "We wanted to craft a luxurious experience through the use of materials - like the warmth of the wood, natural textures and crispness of the detailing - which reinforce the concept of such a unique, tranquil retreat-like stay within downtown Palo Alto."

Additional elements to Nobu Hotel Palo Alto's renovation include:

  • High-tech guest rooms with Alexa and Toto Neorest® washlet toilets
  • Two private, high-tech meeting rooms on the second level with natural light and adjacent outdoor terrace
  • Expanded outdoor dining at Nobu Restaurant and the debut of a brand-new sushi bar, new welcoming
  • Lobby Bar, and 24-hour in-room Nobu dining menu
  • Elevated fitness studio with top-of-the-line equipment including Peloton bikes and exclusive Cycle Nobu
  • Style package to bring guests a taste of the elite cycling community and the area's diverse landscape

The hotel has implemented a variety of measures and enhancements to ensure a safe and healthy environment, including thermal screening of all guests and employees prior to entering the hotel and restaurant and requirement of hotel staff to wear masks and gloves at all times. Guest rooms are left vacant for a minimum of 48-hours following guest check-out and cleaning includes the use of electrostatic sprays as well as UV lighting of hospital grade. The Alexa voice-commands available in all guest rooms allow for touchless control of lighting and window shades. UV light germicidal room sanitizers are also used in all public areas such as guest corridors, restrooms, fitness center, throughout the day and overnight.

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