Caesars Palace announced today that it will hand one its hotel towers over to Nobu Hospitality which will renovate the 180-room building into its first-ever boutique hotel: The Nobu Hotel Las Vegas. Famed designer David Rockwell be involved.
This news comes hot on the heels of last week's announcement that chef Michel Richard would be opening a 9,600 sq ft outpost of his DC restaurant Central in Caesars Palace.
Said partner Robert DeNiro, "As the years went on, and we opened more and more restaurants, and they did well, and I started seeing they were being opened in hotels... and I asked, why don't we open our own hotel?"
Nobu Hospitality plans to take over Caesars Palace's existing Centurion Tower, create 16 suites and a penthouse, and open a 9,500 sq qt Nobu Restaurant and Lounge at the base, with a target opening within 15 months.
The Nobu restaurant chain, spanning over 26 locations in five continents, is a high-end modern Japanese concept with chef Nobu Matsuhisa (partners include Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, and restaurateur Drew Nieporent).
Video: Nobu Vegas Promo
· Caesars Palace and Nobu Hospitality plan to open in Las Vegas [PRNewswire]
· All Nobu Coverage on Eater [-E-]