Nobu announces Rome opening

Nobu Hospitality - founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper - has announced the launch of its first hotel in Italy, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma, expected to open in summer 2022.

The new opening will take over the existing Grand Hotel Via Veneto, located in the historic part of Rome on the renowned Via Veneto. The hotel will be reimagined in collaboration with current Grand Hotel chairman and chief executive Carlo Acampora.

Set across two 19th-century buildings, it will house 122 guest rooms and suites, including a 500sq m Nobu Suite, a green rooftop terrace, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a full-service spa, fitness centre, exclusive club lounge and signature Nobu Restaurant.

The restaurant will mark Nobu’s second dining venue in the country and offer 24-hour in-room dining.

Acampora said: “I am very pleased to have opened the doors of the Eternal City to the first Nobu Hotel in Italy. The extraordinary experience that Nobu Roma will offer is what Romans and international tourists deeply need and we are all aware of the great responsibility that awaits us towards our future guests.”

Matsuhisa added: “Rome is the gastronomic hub of the world and the ideal location for the Nobu brand. We are pleased to be partnering with Carlo Acampora on this exciting project and to bring the famous Nobu cuisine to the residents of Rome as well as visitors from around the world.

“Rome is an extraordinary mix of high culture, the arts, fashion, and historic architecture and so, we are honoured now to be able to be a part of the Eternal City through this thrilling opening."

Nobu opened its flagship in Las Vegas in 2013 and has since opened properties in destinations including Manila, Miami Beach, Malibu, London, Ibiza, Marbella, Los Cabos, Barcelona and Chicago. Properties are currently under development in Marrakech, Riyadh, Toronto, New Orleans, São Paulo, Tel Aviv, Thailand, Hamburg and beyond.

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