Nobu Hotel Chicago Opens
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.