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NOBU HOSPITALITY

Discover Who We Are

Over the years, we have been fortunate to travel the world over which has deeply influenced our lives and fueled our careers as artists and restaurateurs. For over 20 years, we have successfully drawn from these travels, inspiring us to create unique and dynamic Nobu restaurant experiences around the globe. The theatrical allure of the restaurants has built a strong following of vibrant international customers, celebrities, tastemakers and powerbrokers. 

We extended our vision to Nobu Hotels and Residences that are built on the same key principles as our restaurants encompassing the unique chemistry and perfect balance of luxury, fun, craft and theater. This new luxury collection provides the ultimate in style and entertainment.

Named one of luxury's 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands.  With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world's capitals as the destination lifestyle experience.  The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas and was subsequently named one of the Hottest New Hotels by CNN Travel, Top North America Hotel Opening by Luxury Travel Advisor and subsequently Luxury Travel Advisor’s Award of Excellence. The first Nobu Hotel in Asia opened at City of Dreams Manila and will be followed by Nobu Hotels in Chicago, London, Miami Beach, Los Cabos, Riyadh, amongst other global locations.

The Nobu Hotel Miami Beach sensual, sultry fusion of laid back luxury, energetic nightlife, exclusive guest room retreats and spa services.  Our goal is to deliver the ultimate playrground for our global and local client base and will be like no other on the beach

Now, the global Nobu enterprise has expanded to create the first-ever Nobu Hotels, with Nobu Eden Roc Miami proudly joining existing locations in Las Vegas and Manila. Equal parts artistic expression and immersive resort experience, this luxury hospitality destination leads the way in style, creativity and the upscale application of the extraordinary in Miami.

Nobu Matsuhisa

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Nobuyuki Matsuhisa – known to the world simply as “Nobu” – is the acclaimed and highly influential chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants located across five continents.  Born and raised in Saitama, Japan, Nobu served a rigorous apprenticeship at a respected sushi bar in Tokyo.  It was not long before his dreams of seeing the world moved him to open a sushi bar in Peru.  A classically trained sushi-chef, Nobu was challenged by the new culture and regional ingredients, which kindled his inventive style, known today as Nobu Style.  After three years in Peru, Nobu moved to Argentina, then home to Japan, then on to Alaska, before finally settling in Los Angeles.  Nobu opened his first restaurant in the United States, Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills in January 1987.  An instant success, it was here that his relationships with Robert De Niro and Meir Teper began, leading the trio to open their first Nobu restaurant together in 1994.

THE LEADERS

Robert De Niro

Highly acclaimed actor, director, producer and two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro has played an instrumental role in bringing the artistry of Nobu to life. As a core principal of the group, he has co-funded and provided creative direction for all of the Nobu restaurants and he will continue to provide creative leadership and insight into the development of Nobu Hotels for years to come. His support of the brand draws actors, musicians and socialites from around the globe.

Meir Teper

Hollywood film producer Meir Teper played a key role in convincing Chef Nobu to open the first Nobu restaurant and has been instrumental in every Nobu restaurant’s growth on the world stage. As a principal voice, Teper brings the unique vision and foresight of the Nobu brand into the namesake hotels and living experiences. Never one to rest, he also has played an integral role in the development and funding of several other businesses including Ted Lapidus, Häagen-Dazs USA, Tribeca Grill, Ago and Rodeo Drive real estate.

Trevor Horwell

Visionary of the bespoke hotel business, marketing and development, Trevor Horwell has been CEO of Nobu Hospitality since 2009. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in evolving the luxury lifestyle hotel and residential concept throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to Nobu, he was Global Head of Hotels for Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos; CEO of COMO Investment and COMO Hotels; and had a distinguished career with Global Hyatt. He is a regular speaker at hotel industry forums worldwide.

Struan McKenzie

As COO for Nobu, Struan McKenzie’s expertise covers all aspects of hospitality spanning development, operations, marketing and financials from boutique to chain, hotel to resort on a global basis. With a strategic focus driven by returns, his multi-disciplinary approach across hotel, food and beverage and luxury retail creates a strong foundation for success. His extensive resume of brand building, business transplantation and strategy execution includes roles at Global Hyatt, COMO Hotels and Hard Rock Hotels.

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