We were thrilled to hear that world-class Japanese restaurant Nobu is opening in Riyadh in 2020. The eponymous boutique hotel is landing in the heart of the capital with its first permanent address. This luxurious destination is the result of a collaboration between the Nobu and the Dhaliliyah investment owned by Princess Nouf Bint Mohammed bin Fahad Al-Saud, Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, and American actor Robert De Niro. Here’s what’s coming our way from the long-awaited Nobu boutique hotel opening.
1. The design is synonym of the Nobu brand with an arabesque touch
This urban oasis is the perfect getaway from bustling Riyadh! A step into the 23-story glass paneled skyscraper and you’ll be surrounded with distinctive design mingling Japanese heritage and modern style. The five-star boutique hotel boasts arabesque architecture, which stands out with innovative printed and layered glass. With exquisite interiors, meandering in the halls of this design-led hotel is a simple pleasure.
2. The guest rooms are your home away from home
Nobu offers 119 stylish guest rooms, which will make it a challenge to leave your room! The design of these charming cocoons embodies privacy, casual elegance, and cultural Japanese touches scattered around the living space. Do you feel like extending your lazy morning? Head to Nobu’s stunning spa!
3. Two Japanese gardens welcome you to the culinary destination
How else do you want to be welcomed into a Nobu? A celebrity favorite, a step into this restaurant, and it’s easy to see why Drake raps about it non-stop. A large fish scale wooden structure greets you into this inimitable restaurant. The lavish interiors feature Japanese elements and an inimitable ambiance, both a trademark of the brand. Nobu houses intimate areas for group dining allowing visitors to mingle on banquettes as they savor renowned Japanese cuisine.
4. Nobu’s ballrooms will add magic to your occasions
The boutique hotel’s generous space features double height ceiling comfortably fitting more than 300 guests. The warm-colored palette create an intimate ambiance adorned with lantern-type lamps. The dominant minimalist feel invites the hosts to customize the space based on the theme of their event.
5. Nobu’s meeting rooms drift from the mainstream
Regular meeting settings are boring and Nobu agrees, hence why their meeting rooms overlook urban vistas from the 16th floor. With wood walls, organic patterned carpets and warm fabrics, the atmosphere oozes productivity. For your next meeting, their state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment sets out an ideal professional setting.