Rockwell Group have achieved further shortlist success with their second entry in this year’s International Hotel & Property Awards 2014. Their Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas has been shortlisted in the Hotel (over 200 rooms) category.
Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge – the first-ever Nobu Hotel – is located in the Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The tower, which was built in 1970, underwent a multimillion dollar refurbishment to become the Nobu Hotel. Rockwell Group took both its 20 years of experience of designing Nobu restaurants worldwide and the experience of crafting brands into creating a hotel that fully represents the Nobu lifestyle.
The interior of the Nobu Hotel lobby is covered in wood creating a simple, yet dramatic single gesture that defines the entire space. The walls and ceilings are comprised of custom wood blocks made from fir, hemlock and oak, in random and irregular shapes, sizes and colors. The walls also feature backlit onyx panels that extend from the floor to the ceiling.
For the guest rooms, which occupy 10 floors above the restaurant, Rockwell Group incorporated Nobu’s “truth-to-materials” aesthetic into forms that accommodate the Nobu Hotel guests’ expectations of comfort and modernity. Raw, natural materials in neutral tones are juxtaposed with hints of purple and unexpected, bold graphics representing traditional and contemporary Japanese forms. The guest room corridors feature a custom designed carpet with beige tones inspired by a Japanese Zen garden.
Rockwell Group designed three suite types for the hotel: the Hakone Suites, Sake Suites and Nobu Penthouses. Six suites have media rooms and eight suites feature pool tables to create a true Las Vegas experience. Every master bedroom in all three suite types features custom gold leaf wallpaper with a cherry blossom print manufactured by de Gournay.
Located below the premiere Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Nobu Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace is the largest Nobu Restaurant worldwide. With more than 325 seats, the restaurant features a sushi bar, teppanyaki tables, and an exclusive private dining area. To set the tone, colourful, patterned dining pods and undulating screens wrap the dining room while oversized cloud-like light fixtures complement the atmosphere. Natural, textured materials combine with oversized elements to create a space as entertaining to see as it is to dine.