Nobu Hotels is headed for Chicago in 2019, executives told Travel Agent and other representatives of the travel trade attending a recent event in New York City. The Nobu Hotel Chicago is scheduled to launch in 2019 on Randolph Street in Chicago’s West Loop, which is home to the city’s famed “Restaurant Row.”
“It’s a fantastic hotel that will hold up to Nobu’s brand standards,” says Frank Maduro, vice president of marketing at AIC Hotel Group, which spearheads sales and marketing efforts for Nobu, Hard Rock and UNICO hotels.
As with Nobu’s other hotels, this property’s culinary product will be a major focus. In addition to a 10,000-square-foot, ground floor Nobu restaurant, there will also be a “Nobu on the Roof” concept, which will have indoor and outdoor bar space looking out onto Randolph Street’s “Restaurant Row.”
The new hotel will also have 115 guest rooms and suites with a design spotlighting the Nobu brand’s blend of old world Japanese and modern design. It will also have a 3,630-square-foot fitness center with Technogym equipment, a spa, 3,245 square feet of multi-use suite space for private social functions and corporate events and an indoor swimming pool.
2019 will also see the debut of Nobu Los Cabos, the brand’s first property in Mexico. Other Nobu Hotels are in development for Barcelona, Riyadh, Toronto, São Paulo, Atlanta, and Tel Aviv.