Nobu plans second London hotel

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The Nobu Hotel London Portman Square will be the brand's first hotel in London's West End. Photo credit: QQ7/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Nobu Hospitality, the hotel brand brand founded by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper, is opening a second hotel in London. 

Expected to open in spring 2020, the new property will be in Portman Square, close to Mayfair and on the edge of Soho's theater district in London's West End. The property will have 239 guestrooms and suites, together with a Nobu restaurant, a ballroom and meeting facilities. London-based architecture and interior design firm David Collins Studio is working with Make Architects on the development.

The Nobu Hotel London Portman Square will be owned by London + Regional Hotels and is the company's third collaboration with Nobu Hospitality, following the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay in Spain and the Nobu Restaurant Monte Carlo in Monaco.

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The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila in the Philippines opened in 2014, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach (Fla.) in 2016, Nobu Ryokan Malibu (Calif.), Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Hotel Palo Alto (Calif.) opened in 2017, Nobu Hotel Marbella (Spain) opened in 2018 and Nobu Hotel Los Cabos (Mexico) opened in 2019. Nobu Hotels are in development for Barcelona, Spain; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Chicago; Toronto; São Paulo; Atlanta; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Warsaw, Poland. 

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