Nobu Hospitality has announced plans to open a Nobu Hotel and Restaurant in Chicago by early 2016. The boutique hotel will be located on the corner of Randolph and Peoria Streets, less than two blocks from Soho House, which is set to open this summer. The Nobu Hotel will feature 155 luxury rooms, a Nobu Restaurant inspired by Nobu Matsuhisa, and a special indoor and outdoor bar.
Nobu, which counts actor Robert De Niro as one of its investors, currently has 28 locations worldwide, 11 of which are in the United States.
Nobu Chicago is part of the hospitality group’s “overall growth strategy of expanding with other properties to 24-hour gateway cities, both in the U.S. and internationally,” said Trevor Howell, chief executive of Nobu Hospitality.
"Chicago's tourism industry continues to see record growth because renowned venues like Nobu are investing in expanding options for Chicagoans and tourists," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "This hotel and restaurant build on the city's great hospitality and culinary offerings to further cement Chicago's role as a world-class city."
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