In February the boutique Nobu Hotel opened for business inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The star studded event included actor Robert De Niro and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who’s stellar sushi style took over the foodie world long ago. The Las Vegas location is the first to have a restaurant, lounge and hotel, featuring whimsical accents, sophisticated design and of course, amazing cuisine.
We spoke with Amy Allen, director of marketing of Caesars Entertainment, to learn more about this luxury small hotel making a big impact on the Strip.
What’s exciting about Nobu Hotel?
It’s a small hotel, there’s only 181 rooms, but it’s a hotel within a hotel. Nobu is located within Caesars Palace so we have a lot of meeting space. For larger groups, it’s the perfect option for those wanting a variety of room types for VIPs. Guests have a dedicated check-in at Nobu, so it’s a totally unique experience apart from Caesars.
What’s the vibe like?
The Nobu brand is one that is well recognized and loved all over the world. The vibe is like an oasis in Vegas for someone that wants a bit of simplicity and balance. That is what Nobu is really known for. It’s just beautiful.
Extending that vibe from the well-known restaurant into the hotel with added accommodations that reflect Nobu’s signature aesthetic is what people are buzzing about. It’s stunning. The rooms are a combination of natural elements and modern touches. The contemporary fabrics and textures, mixed with the stones and water features make the guest rooms a very tranquil place.
We have 117 King Rooms that are 350 square feet. There are 46 double Queen Rooms of the same size, and there are also 18 suites.
Can you tell us about Nobu room service?
It’s the first-ever Nobu room service. The entire in-room menu is serviced by Nobu. The restaurant is at the base of the hotel, but you can enjoy the food 24 hours a day in your hotel room. It’s very unique to this location.
Does the restaurant do buyouts?
Yes. The restaurant seats 327. It’s about 12,775 square feet, the largest of all Nobu restaurant locations in the world.
What private dining options are there?
The Vegas location is the first to serve teppanyaki . Groups can buyout the tables and have a private dining experience within the dining room. Two of the three teppanyaki tables seat eight, while the back private teppanyaki table seats 14. There are seven semi-private dining rooms available, with a capacity from 11-60 pax. Also, the Nobu Lounge holds approximately 75.
What’s the value of staying at Nobu?
For a meeting/events customer that is looking for a very special hotel experience, there’s a huge benefit at Nobu. You’ll get a boutique vibe, but have all the large-scale amenities that Vegas is known for. It really is the best of both worlds. There’s no dedicated meeting space inside Nobu, but the 300,000-square foot meeting facility at Caesars Palace is steps away from the restaurant.
For groups that are utilizing the meeting space inside Caesars Palace, can they use Nobu to cater their group functions?
I’m sure we could make that happen upon request.
How is having Chef Nobu and his celebrity posse on property at Caesars?
It’s great to have someone that is so well respected and recognized here at Caesars. There’s real appeal, value and quality to what Chef Nobu has added to the property.
How is business heading into 2013/2014?
From a meetings perspective, business is good. It’s nice to always have something new happening at all times. In Vegas, things are always changing and it’s exciting. Our customers are always wanting something that will wow them. Nobu really does a great job doing that.