CHICAGO—Nobu Hospitality officially commenced development of the Nobu Hotel in Chicago at a groundbreaking ceremony with partners Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Academy award-winner Robert De Niro, Hollywood producer Meir Teper, and Australian business tycoon James Packer. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. were also in attendance to show their support of the project and offer their hands in the official first dig.
Scheduled to debut in late 2017, the Nobu Hotel will be situated in the vibrant area of Chicago’s west loop at 854 W. Randolph Street and will feature 103 rooms and suites; a 10,000 square foot signature Nobu restaurant located on the ground level with an indoor and outdoor bar opening on to Randolph’s famed Restaurant Row; an exquisite 3,000-square-foot, multi-use suite available for private social functions and meeting space; an indoor pool; a state-of-the-art fitness center; spa treatment rooms; and a unique rooftop indoor and outdoor bar and lounge.
“We are extremely pleased to begin development of the Nobu Hotel Chicago as the west loop neighborhood is not only a culinary epicenter for renowned restaurants and chefs but also a highly desired destination for national and international travelers seeking world-class, enriching experiences,” said Trevor Horwell, chief executive of Nobu Hospitality. “We’re excited to introduce Nobu Hotel to Chicago and embrace the vibrant energy of the city.”
The Nobu Hotel Chicago joins the rapidly expanding global collection of Nobu Hotels all with their unique design elements. Spearheading the transformation at Randolph and Peoria streets are Chicago based Centaur, general contracting and development management firm, in close collaboration with renowned Modif Architecture and local interior design firm, Studio K. The design team will take inspiration from Japanese aesthetics and principles while incorporating the west loop’s style.