Rockwell Group's Shawn Sullivan steps into the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Chicago design

Lifestyle group Nobu Hospitality announced plans for the development of the luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Chicago. The Nobu Hotel and Restaurant will be located in the area of the West Loop on the corner of Randolph and Preoria Streets and is planned to open early 2016.

Inspired by the Japanese culinary genius Chef Nobu and championed by Academy award-winning actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, the boutique Nobu Hotel will have 155 luxury rooms, the Nobu Restaurant, an indoor and outdoor bar and a lounge and venue on the rooftop.

The Nobu Hotel Chicago will join the expanding collection of Nobu Hotels, which includes the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The Nobu Hotel collection includes other properties in development, comprising the Nobu Hotel Eden Roc Miami Beach, the Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila, and the Nobu Hotel Riyadh among others in development. Nobu was recently named as the one of the world's top 25 innovative luxury brands by Robb Report.

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Shawn Sullivan, partner and studio leader at the Rockwell Group, was selected as the designer for the project to showcase a design reflecting the needs for all stakeholders and using the core DNA of the Nobu brand infused. The Rockwell Group was the designer of many Nobu projects over the last two decades, including the Nobu property in Dubai and Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge located in the Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (photos of both properties shown below).

The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas. This 2014, the Nobu Hotel Riyadh and the Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila will open, followed by the Nobu Hotel Eden Roc Miami Beach among other global locations. 

Rockwell Group designed the Nobu property in Dubai

Rockwell Group-designed Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge, located in the Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas