Rest Your Head at Nobu’s First Sushi Hotel

Sushi hotel – I’m not particularly fond of the connotations. For anyone who has ever visited a fish market in Tokyo, I think you catch my drift. It’s not a building made of sushi, but it might as well be, because after a day at the fishmonger’s place, anything that pairs construction terminology with fresh fish will forever bring you back to this guy. Eating them, yes—but who wants to sleep with the fishes? But what if it’s a Nobu hotel, you say? Well in that case, bring it.

Nobu has to be the only name in sushi able to dedicate a tower in Las Vegas to its fish. A whole tower in Caesar’s Palace will is getting transformed into the likeness of a beloved Nobu restaurant. It’s reported that 180 rooms and 16 suites in the Centurion Tower will be given the sushi treatment by Nobu’s interior designer, David Rockwell.

This comes as a surprise to New Yorkers, who were anticipating a full-service Nobu hotel to open in the Financial District at 50 Broad Street, in 2013.

And not to make New Yorkers any more jealous, but the hotel guests will also get the whole room service treatment from Nobu’s restaurant, which will be a 9,500 square feet dining space and lounge right downstairs. Other good news for sushiheads? Instead of a 2013 launch date like NYC’s supposed construction, renovations at Caesar’s will take a mere year to complete. Tell then, dream your Nobu dreams on tuna-shaped pillows.

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