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From Rave Reviews To Celeb Guests, A Look Back As Nobu Caesars Palace Celebrates One Year

Last updated: September 29, 2016 at 1:21 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nobu Hotel. Comments Off on From Rave Reviews To Celeb Guests, A Look Back As Nobu Caesars Palace Celebrates One Year.

 

On April 28, Nobu employees celebrated the milestone anniversary with this intricate custom cake, appropriately designed like a sushi tray. Photo by Erik Kabik.

On April 28, Nobu employees celebrated the milestone anniversary with this intricate custom cake, appropriately designed like a sushi tray. Photo by Erik Kabik.

On the heels of its one-year mark, boutique gem Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace has received quite the anniversary gift. Luxury Travel Advisor named it the “Top North America Hotel Opening in 2013”, beating out other big name properties around the country. But Las Vegas didn’t used to be the first place that came to mind when thinking of a peaceful retreat, that is until the David Rockwell-designed Nobu Hotel opened its doors exactly one year ago. The Luxury Travel Advisor honor is the latest in a string of praise for the hotel, including being named among the Hottest New Hotels of 2013 by CNN Travel and the Nobu brand included among luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by “Robb Report.”

A toast to success: Robert De Niro and Nobu Matsuhisa at Nobu Hotel's grand opening at Caesars Palace.

A toast to success: Robert De Niro and Nobu Matsuhisa at Nobu Hotel’s grand opening at Caesars Palace.

With the luxe brand name’s cache behind it, the 181-room hotel opened to great fanfare and praise as it brought a lot of new “firsts” to Las Vegas. It’s the world’s first Nobu Hotel project—a venture between enigmatic culinary genius Nobu Matsuhisa, Caesars Palace, and Nobu Hospitality primary shareholders Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper—and is anchored by the world’s largest Nobu restaurant on the first level. The sprawling, 12,775-square-foot hot spot is a visually stunning design masterpiece and features rare sakes, Vegas-exclusive menu items and chef Nobu’s signature melt-in-your-mouth creations. It’s also the only U.S. Nobu with interactive teppanaki tables, which take dining experiences to a whole new level.

But more than anything, the Nobu experience is an all-encompassing, relaxing getaway set just steps away from any action desired. The hotel tower’s placement in the center of Caesars Palace means you can retreat in the room and enjoy posh, Zen-like amenities and head downstairs for a light meal at Nobu or play some table games. Cocktails in a Nobu lounge, a show at The nearby Colosseum and a spin on the High Roller wheel at The LINQ (also just a quick walk away) can make it an all-nighter.

Chef Nobu's posh in-room dining menu ups the ante for Vegas room service. Think blueberry and yuzu soba pancakes, California rolls and the silken tofu hotpot.

Chef Nobu’s posh in-room dining menu ups the ante for Vegas room service. Think blueberry and yuzu soba pancakes, California rolls and the silken tofu hotpot.

“Some of the coolest moments from the past year include Nobu Loyal patron flying to Las Vegas from Capetown to stay at Nobu Hotel, a wedding in the Nobu suite and regular guests who stays with us eight times since we opened,” says Gigi Vega, general manager of Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.

The brand’s exemplary quality and service is evident in its attention to detail, including the 18 heavely suites and in-room dining menu crafted by Nobu himself. (Green tea waffles and bento boxes, anyone?). Fine bath products by Natura Bisse and the lavender sheet spray are small touches that add to the relaxation.

Up next for the hot spot? The unveiling of its long awaited sky-top Nobu Villa. Located on Nobu Hotel’s top floor, the 10,300 square foot masterpiece debuts this June.

To celebrate the one year anniversary, here’s a look back at a few highlights:

Famous faces:

  • Supermodel Tyra Banks stayed at Nobu Hotel and famously twirled around The Forum Shops during her stay.
  • Nobu restaurant was featured on the season finale of E!’s “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills,” when the gang had a private room teppanyaki dinner.
  • Ke$ha, Dale Earnhardt, Sandra Bullock, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Jason Statham and “The Hangover Part III” cast have all enjoyed Nobu restaurant since it opened at Caesars Palace.

Nobu Restaurant by the numbers:

  • Black Cod sold: 36,435
  • Yellowtail Jalapeño sold: 40,882
  • Lychee & Elder Flower martini sold: 8,588

Rave reviews online:

BEST ROOM SERVICE IN VEGAS!
We were placed in the Nobu because there were no rooms in Paris nor Caesars when we booked a last minute trip last week … our casino host never gave us a clue as to how REALLY magnificent the whole Nobu experience was going to be. Cannot say enough about it and since we love to dine in room the menu, service and quality of food far surpassed anything I have ever found in Las Vegas hotels!A couple of small shortcomings that could be remedied by us spending more money on our room …. there was not table to dine at, many Paris and Caesars rooms we have previously been assigned had a table to eat at.. Second, and most disappointing was the lack of a bathtub … I love to soak off the tensions of the day and took all my salts and oils only to have to truck them back home again!We are told the the suites have both the dining table and the tubs so a suite will be our choice next time …. but wait, not get the idea that the bathrooms were insufficient … they were downright lovely spacious and well appointed (I think there’s room for a small soaking tub in there!)Well, if you get the chance, don’t pass it up to stay in Nobu … heavenly beds, Aroma therapy sleeping aids at turndown ..Front desk was very helpful, response to telephone inquiries about turn down, arrival tea, wake up calls, all were very poor, think they need to revamp the phone service, Did not get turn down on night, did not get the arrival tea until 11pm, never got the wake up call …OVERALL 99% approval and definitely will stay there again

Cool boutique hotel inside caesers
Great little boutique hotel of feng shue. Very comfortable, more than one turn down service per day.Very clean and quiet for good rest and relaxation after tearing it up out on the strip.. it’s essentially at 50 yard line of the strip inside caesars palace so location of hotel is about as good as you can get. Great for all the vegas action. Needs more Ice machines and/ or better proximity. The mini fridge is already stocked with stuff they’re trying to sell out of the mini bar so only viable option for icing drinks down is in the beautiful bowl shaped sinks. All in all a very good hotel with friendly staff and attentive service.

Another great stay
As always the experience was perfect. Being in the heart of the strip to access to everything Vegas offers it amazes me every time that I do not have to leave Caesars and still have the best time. Looking forward to returning soon

Cocoon of comfort.
Loved everything about Nobu – the Japanese influence on the room decor is perfect. The staff made us feel at home and nothing was too much trouble. The only disappointment was not being able to extend our stay there – the standard room at Ceasars Palace suffers a little in comparison.

And for a little take-home scoop, check out how to make two of Nobu’s tastiest cocktails.

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