Nobu Hotel and Restaurant to Enter Chicago
Wednesday March 19th, 2014 - 10:09AM BGKC
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CHICAGO—Nobu Hospitality LLC plans to develop Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Chicago with a U.S.-based real estate development firm. The Nobu Hotel and Restaurant will be located here in the area of the West Loop and is planned to open early 2016.
Inspired by the Japanese culinary Chef Nobu and championed by Academy award-winning actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, this boutique hotel will feature 155 luxury rooms, the Nobu Restaurant and a special indoor and outdoor bar.
“The City of Chicago is an extremely important destination for Nobu Hospitality and our shareholders Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper," said Trevor Horwell, chief executive of Nobu Hospitality. “We also look forward to be working with the City of Chicago to deliver a unique and special destination for Chicago which reflects our overall growth strategy of expanding with other properties to 24-hour gateway cities, both in the U.S. and internationally.”
Shawn Sullivan, partner and studio leader at the Rockwell Group, has been selected as the designer for the project to showcase a design reflecting the needs for all stakeholders and using the core design principles of the Nobu brand infused with an indigenous flair. The Rockwell Group has been the designer of many Nobu projects on a global scale over the last two decades.
Tags: Nobu Hotel • Hospitality • Brands • Architecure & Interiors • Construction/Renovation • F+B •
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