CHICAGO—Nobu Hospitality has commenced development of the Nobu Hotel in Chicago at a groundbreaking ceremony with partners Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro, Hollywood producer Meir Teper and Australian businessman James Packer. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Walter Burnett Jr., were also in attendance.
Scheduled to debut in late 2017, the Nobu Hotel will be situated in the city’s West Loop at 854 W. Randolph St. and will feature 103 rooms and suites; a 10,000-sq.-ft. Nobu restaurant located on the ground level with an indoor and outdoor bar opening onto Restaurant Row; a 3,000-sq.-ft., multi-use suite available for private social functions and meeting space; an indoor pool; a state-of-the-art fitness center; spa treatment rooms; and a rooftop indoor and outdoor bar and lounge.
“We are extremely pleased to begin development of the Nobu Hotel Chicago as the West Loop neighborhood is not only a culinary epicenter for renowned restaurants and chefs but also a highly desired destination for national and international travelers seeking world class, enriching experiences,” said Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality.
Spearheading the transformation of the hotel are Chicago-based Centaur, General Contracting and Development Management firm, in close collaboration with Modif Architecture and local interior design firm, Studio K. According to the company, the design team will take inspiration from Japanese aesthetics and principles while incorporating the West Loop’s well-worn and timeless appeal.