From restaurateur to hotelier: the world’s first Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge officially opened

The World’s First Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge opened at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper and David Rockwell catapult Nobu from restaurateur to hotelier

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, the first celebrity chef-branded hotel venture in Las Vegas, opened its doors in February. The highly-anticipated 181-room boutique hotel is a collaboration between Caesars Palace, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Nobu Hospitality primary shareholders, actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper.

The Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, boasting 12,775 square feet is the world’s largest Nobu Restaurant and the first to offer teppanyaki in the United States. With 327 seats, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet whimsical experience and features a sushi bar, exclusive private dining area and an impressive selection of dishes including Nobu’s signature items such as black cod with miso, rock shrimp tempura, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and squid “pasta”. Additional culinary offerings include cold dishes, hot entrйes, brick oven dishes, kushiyaki, specialty tempura, sushi and more.

David Rockwell and his firm the Rockwell Group led the overall interior design for the boutique hotel, which features 181 guest rooms including 18 suites.