Nobu Ryokan Malibu prepares to open along the California coast

(The property is the first in Nobu Hospitality’s Ryokan Collection, and is next to the Nobu Restaurant Malibu.)

Nobu Hospitality's Nobu Ryokan Malibu, the first in Nobu Hospitality’s Ryokan Collection, is set to open April 28, 2017. The property is next to Nobu Restaurant Malibu and blended with the California coastline.

Perched above Carbon Beach, alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu has been completely transformed from a 1950’s vintage beach motel into an exclusive destination retreat. The property has 16 uniquely-designed accommodations spread across two stories, offering panoramic views and enveloping an ocean-facing courtyard with a garden displaying native California plants.

A design concept balancing the flow of energy, neutral color palette and organic materials was spearheaded by architects Studio PCH and Montalba Architects, as well as designers TAL Studio, Shawmut Design and Construction, C.W. Eisner and Nikita Khan. Natural material palettes of teak, bronze and limestone carry throughout the interior and exterior, channeling the minimalist aesthetic of traditional Japanese inns while evoking the laid-back spirit of the property’s location. Each guestroom has been individually-designed to provide a unique guest experience, incorporating California views and Japanese design elements such as tatami mats, sand-colored limestone walls and hand-crafted teak soaking tubs.

Guests can savor a dining experience and preferential reservations at Chef Nobu’s Nobu Malibu, which sits alongside the property, as well as a custom crafted in-room dining menu. Additional property amenities include a 37-foot, outdoor lap pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, access to Carbon Beach, a dedicated fitness room, access to Malibu Racquet Club and a relaxation deck.

The Nobu Ryokan Collection consists of a group of individual and exclusive retreats located in exotic destinations and gateway cities where guests seek luxurious sanctuaries in discerning environments.