Caesars, Nobu finalize Vegas hotel deal

Caesars Palace and Nobu Hospitality executed definitive agreements last week to create the first-ever Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge in Las Vegas. This boutique-style, 180-room hotel without its own casino is set to open in the current Centurion Tower of Caesar’s Palace in the summer of 2012. The multi-million dollar refurbishment project will combine the first Nobu Hotel with the first Nobu restaurant and lounge on the Las Vegas Strip.

Caesars Entertainment Corp., which will manage the hotel, and Nobu Hospitality anticipate identifying wider global opportunities.

David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group will lead the overall interior design, fusing natural materials with Nobu’s signature Japanese elegance.

The 11,200 square foot Nobu restaurant and lounge will be located in the heart of the Nobu Hotel with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in charge of several teppanyaki tables, a sushi bar and private dining area along with a large lounge and bar boasting 327 seats.

“The Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace will be a strategic milestone in the next chapter with the continued support of Caesars Entertainment,” said Trevor Horwell, chief executive of Nobu Hospitality. “Whilst we have a very solid pipeline of hotels on a global scale, we are resolute in our determination to ensure we create in Las Vegas a unique 5-star destination for style-makers and trendsetters the world over.”