Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace reveals hotel design

Nobu Hospitality revealed the design of the world's first Nobu Hotel, set to open in Las Vegas late 2012.

Surfaces will be comprised of wood tiles that extend through the elevator foyer and into the cabins. To be used is the Schindler PORT elevator technology, which uses touch-screens and a traffic management algorithm resulting in fewer stops, less wasted energy and better handling capacity. Hallways will feature patterned carpets designed to reflect elements of cherry blossoms and Japanese Zen gardens, along with pleated wall coverings and custom fixtures inspired by origami.

One hundred and eighty-one guest rooms, including 18 suites, will offer Strip or garden views. Designs will include natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal the Vegas flair. Neutral tones will set the room while hints of purple and aqua are emitted from multiple accent pieces, decorative pillows and artwork. Patterned beige-colored carpets will feature a graphic designed to invoke landforms and seascapes. The furniture will reflect nature inspired forms.

Custom art by Japanese artists will feature a mix of traditional prints and expressionist designs, showing the link between traditional Japanese and modern art.


The main focal point of the room will be the feature wall that displays a custom calligraphy, designed to represent the traditional form of Japanese ink painting Hitsuzendo.

Bathrooms will feature teak fittings, stone tiles and modern fixtures throughout. An oversized walk-in shower comprised of traditional black Umi tiles will offer multiple shower heads and a teak bathing stool, a commodity seen in traditional Japanese bathhouses. Toto toilets and sinks that showcase custom freestanding concrete bowls set on wood plinth are designed to evoke a garden fountain. Luxurious bath amenities will include a selection of products by Natura Bisse in a signature rosemary and white tea scent designed exclusively for Nobu Hotel.

The arrival experience will include personalized service with in-room iPad registration and a traditional hot tea welcome amenity. Custom-made Simmons mattresses will be adorned with 100 percent Egyptian cotton Anichini percale linens and Down Dreams pillows. The turndown service will include his and hers yukata robes and slippers and scented sleep oils. An upgraded minibar curated by Nobu will be available.

In addition to accommodations, Nobu Hotel guests will also have private access to the adjacent 11,200-square-foot restaurant and lounge with priority seating and 24-hour access to Nobu cuisine through the first-ever in-room dining menu that will include Japanese items and American classics.


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