Nobu Hospitality is set to significantly expand its portfolio next year with five hotels. In 2018, the group will add the Nobu Hotel Marbella, Nobu Hotel Riyadh, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, Nobu Hotel Chicago and Nobu Hotel Barcelona, increasing its global presence across five continents.
The first to open will be the Nobu Hotel Marbella in Q1 2018. As Nobu’s second resort in Spain following the Ibiza property, the new hotel will have 81 suites. Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay opened on June 30, 2017 with 152 guestrooms and suites in the Talamanca Bay.
Launching in the second quarter, the 23-story Nobu Hotel Riyadh will follow in the center of the city with 134 guestrooms and suites. As the first Nobu hotel in Mexico, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos will have 200 guestrooms and suites on the Pacific Ocean’s beachfront.
Looking ahead, Nobu Hotel Chicago will open with 119 guestrooms and suites. After that, Nobu Hotel Barcelona will round out the list. The new city center hotel will have 250 guestrooms and suites.
The first Nobu Hotel launched in 2013 in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. After then, Nobu Hotel entered the Asian market with its property in Manila, Philippines in December 2014. The hospitality group currently operates a portfolio of seven hotels, which it has planned to expand to 15 by 2020.
Nobu also has properties in Miami, Malibu, London Shoreditch and Palo Alto, Calif. The current pipeline includes new hotel projects in Toronto, Canada and Bahrain that will be open by 2019.