The First Nobu Hotel to Open in Caesars Palace Next Year (Yes, THAT Nobu)
Have you ever eaten at a restaurant that was so good you said to yourself, "Man, I love this food so much I would sleep in it." No? Yes? Well, Nobu, the high-
pricedend sushi chain is hoping you love their Japanese fare this much because they are now going ahead with their hotel plans. And they are doing it in the only place where a sushi hotel would be totally acceptable--Las Vegas.
A few years back, Nobu restaurants announced they would open a hotel in NYC's Financial District sometime around 2013 but Caesars Palace has beaten the Big Apple to the sake.
The LVRJ reports that Caesar's seriously fading Centurion Tower will get a Japanese-style makeover which will include 180 rooms and 16 suites styled very similarly to Nobu restaurants. Indeed Nobu's pet designer, David Rockwell, will do the interiors.
And of course, guests in the Nobu tower can order room service from Nobu's culinary team. Here are some more detes on the Nobu Hotel experience:
The renovation will also include development of a Nobu-themed restaurant and lounge facility at the base of the hotel tower, encompassing 9,500 square feet near Caesars' Appian Way retail area.
Caesars Palace will operate the hotel and employ the staff for Nobu Tower, which will include a separate check-in area and small lobby.
Also, is it too much to ask for some of those cute pillows that look like sushi?
There's already a Nobu at the Hard Rock but who knows how much longer it will last now that there's going to be an entire-fricking-hotel made out of Nobu.
The nasty rooms of the Centurion Tower.
Still, you will need a massive bowl of edamame to hold you over until the main course as the Nobu Hotel renovations are expected to take at least a year. Meanwhile, Caesars' sister hotel across the street, the Japanese-styled Imperial Palace, is sobbing. Could that place BE any more neglected?
See VegasChatter's Centurion Tower Hotel Hell here.
[Photo of Nobu sushi: Smart Alex/Flickr]