Former 1950s beach motel turned to Nobu Ryokan Malibu

The redevelopment involved Studio PCH, Montalba Architects, TAL Studio, Shawmut Design and Construction, C.W. Eisner, and Nikita Khan.

Nobu Hospitality’s Ryokan Collection has opened the Nobu Ryokan Malibu. Located beside the Nobu Restaurant Malibu, the property was influenced by the California coastline, with views of Carbon Beach and the Pacific Coast Highway.

Located in a former 1950s beach motel, the property’s redevelopment involved Studio PCH, Montalba Architects, TAL Studio, Shawmut Design and Construction, C.W. Eisner, and Nikita Khan.

The two-story property has a teak, bronze and limestone that recalls the minimalist aesthetics of traditional Japanese inns, even if it also embraces the spirit of the location. Each of the 16 guestrooms was individually designed and has Japanese elements, such as tatami mats, sand-hued limestone walls and handcrafted teak soaking tubs.

Amenities at the property include a fitness room, relaxation deck, access to the Malibu Racquet Club, and a 37-foot-long lap pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.