Nobu, the well-known Japanese restaurant owned by celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro, and producer Meir Teper, is opening its first ever hotel in Las Vegas. I went to a special sneak peak on Sunday evening at the original Nobu in Tribeca where Matsuhisa, De Niro and Teper unveiled a glimpse inside the rooms and a taste of the menu. Set to open at the end of the year (they'll start accepting reservations in October), Nobu Hotel will be connected to Caesars Palace, taking over its Centurion Tower and creating its very own 180-room boutique hotel complete with a 12,775 square-foot Nobu restaurant and, my personal favorite, 24-hour Nobu room service. Trust me when I say, from what I sampled Sunday night, you'll want to check-in as soon as possible. Rooms start at $300.
Meir Teper, Robert De Niro and Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa
The hotel is designed by architect, David Rockwell. Here, a glimpse inside one of the East-meets-West-inspired rooms, which features custom calligraphy on the wall.
Hello, Room Service?: The hotel's 24-hour menu includes sushi and Japanese bento boxes. YUM!
A traditional Japanese breakfast would include a bento box of cooked fish, vegetables and other small side dishes, like below. In America, it's more like lunch or breakfast. To me, it's like heaven!
A guest wearing a lovely Lanvin top.
Shout out to my friend, Jed Wexler, for inviting us. (From left) Crazy Legs, moi, Jed Wexler and Thea Anderson.
The goodie bag included treats that will be available in the hotel's minibar (chocolate pocky, wild poppy blood chili orange juice and, of course, Nobu sake), luxury bath products from Natura Bisse, scented sleep oil and a mini down pillow topped with chopsticks.