Nobu Hospitality to make Greek debut

Nobu Hospitality will open its first hotel and restaurant in Greece in spring 2022.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini is situated on the island’s northeast coast on a clifftop in Imerovigli.

The boutique hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant, full-service spa and fitness facility, infinity pool and five pool villas.

The hotel is positioned along the famed hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira. It is a 10-minute drive from the coastal town of Oia and 20 minutes from Santorini (Thira) International Airport.

“We are very excited to be coming to Santorini and to work with the local community on this exciting project,” said Nobu Hospitality chief executive Trevor Horwell.

“Santorini is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the world with its rare beauty, famed for its distinctive cuisine, whitewashed architecture set with a backdrop of steep cliffs, and dramatic sunsets lighting the sea and sky. We look forward to inviting locals and international travellers alike to experience the Nobu lifestyle in this special destination.”

Nobu Hospitality has entered a long-term management agreement with MonteRock International (MRI), a group with over 25 years of experience in a variety of core industries including hospitality, media, food & beverage, real estate, banking, and industrial technology.

Alfredo Longo, chief executive of MonteRock International, said: “We are really proud of the rock-solid collaboration we are having with Nobu brand throughout the years, and we are now more than delighted to expand together in the hospitality industry. In this incredible ‘canvas’ such as the Island of Santorini, the finest of what Nobu lifestyle and cuisine have to offer would be served in a ‘picture-perfect setting,’ catering to every need at the highest standards.”

The launch of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini marks the brand’s 26th hotel around the world and 10th hotel in Europe, with properties in Rome, San Sebastián, and Hamburg also in development.

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