Former 1950s beach motel turned to Nobu Ryokan Malibu

The redevelopment involved Studio PCH, Montalba Architects, TAL Studio, Shawmut Design and Construction, C.W. Eisner, and Nikita Khan.

Nobu Hospitality’s Ryokan Collection has opened the Nobu Ryokan Malibu. Located beside the Nobu Restaurant Malibu, the property was influenced by the California coastline, with views of Carbon Beach and the Pacific Coast Highway.

Located in a former 1950s beach motel, the property’s redevelopment involved Studio PCH, Montalba Architects, TAL Studio, Shawmut Design and Construction, C.W. Eisner, and Nikita Khan.

The two-story property has a teak, bronze and limestone that recalls the minimalist aesthetics of traditional Japanese inns, even if it also embraces the spirit of the location. Each of the 16 guestrooms was individually designed and has Japanese elements, such as tatami mats, sand-hued limestone walls and handcrafted teak soaking tubs.

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

Amenities at the property include a fitness room, relaxation deck, access to the Malibu Racquet Club, and a 37-foot-long lap pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Suggested Articles

Insurance companies believe that COVID-19-related losses should not be included in business interruption coverage, but the issue is far from settled.

The MMGY Global Travel Safety Barometer measures Americans’ perceptions of safety on a scale from 0 (extremely unsafe) to 100 (extremely safe).

The cards contain patented New Antimicrobial Layer technology to inhibit the growth and transmission of germs, viruses and pathogens.