Obviously Robert DeNiro does as his collaboration with superstar chef Nobu Matsuhisa has moved to Las Vegas creating a 181-room boutique hotel within Caesar’s Palace. Located in the old Centurion Tower, Nobu brings much-needed Zen to the hyper-active Vegas Strip.
Architect David Rockwell’s carefully curated interiors mix peaceful neutrals and natural materials that usher guests into a world of elegant simplicity and pared-back luxe away from Caesar’s raucous gaming floor.
If you have an appetite for sleeping where you eat, then this world-first hotel is worth considering.
Scanning a personalized keycard on a touch pad (no tacky elevator buttons here) we enter our floor number and head skywards. In the 350 square foot standard room, a contemporary Japanese artwork floats serenely across a large canvas above the extraordinarily comfortable king-sized bed immaculately dressed in white Fili D’oro linens, accessorized with plump down pillows. A tap at the door and a maid quietly sets down a small wooden tray containing a porcelain pot of iced green tea and oedo crackers.
In the spacious bathroom’s walk-in, black-tiled shower, Natura Bisse’s divine soaps and lotions deliver in-room pampering while Nobu’s stylish black and white take-home Japanese slippers slide neatly into my luggage. Eighteen suites across three designs include one or two-bedroom Hakone suites featuring separate living and dining rooms with walk-in dressing rooms. Six Sake suites incorporate billiard tables and separate entertainment/media rooms while two Nobu Penhouse suites offer luxurious bi-level accommodation, soaring ceilings and internal terraces.
Located within Caesars Palace spa compound, Qua Spa’s treatment menu is a soft touch specially created to reflect the Nobu sensibility. The Nagomi Ritual is a 90-minute sensation-awakening journey that begins with a relaxing floral foot bath and exfoliation, perfect after walking the Strip, while a facial treatment utilizing the latest trend in aesthetic medicine, Carboxitherapy that employs CO2 to combat signs of aging, will leave you $400 and years lighter.
Nobu Hotel’s celebrated mixologist Marcus Voglrieder may have had a hand in selecting the contents of the mini-bar but beware, it’s touch sensitive. So if you don’t want to drink it, don’t touch that thing if or it’ll end up on the bill!
Nobu Deluxe King rooms average $249 per night. Hakone suites start at around $599 a night, Sake suites are priced from around $809 a night with the Nobu Penthouses from around $1,999 a night. Nobu Hotel, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. 702 785 6677 www.nobucaesarspalace.com