Nobu to add eight new properties globally in 2020

by | 11 Mar 2020 | Portfolio

Nobu’s signature style is taking the world by storm. (Photo: Nobu)

Nobu plans to go big in 2020 with epic openings coming up London, Warsaw and Riyadh among others.

From Riyadh to London to Palo Alto, Nobu is taking over the world with its signature sushi and celebrity guests.

We take a look at the newly announced Nobu pipeline for 2020 and beyond.

Nobu flies high in 2020

Already a well-established name in the hospitality industry owing to its famous founders, actor Robert DeNiro and renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu is getting bigger and better in 2020.

Originally a purveyor of fine food at their collection of restaurants, their accommodation arm, Nobu Hotels, has been going from strength to strength in recent years, most notably with a super hip opening in London’s trendy Shoreditch neighbourhood.

An architectural gem, the hotel has spurred the group on to increase the volume of its pipeline, and it was announced recently that Nobu Hotels has added eight hotels to its pipeline this year.

These soon-to-be iconic hotels will join Nobu’s current roster of ten hotels around the world, in coveted destinations such as Barcelona, Chicago, Ibiza and Las Vegas.

Notable Nobu properties in the pipeline

Poland is a hot destination in Europe right now, so it’s no surprise that Nobu has decided on Warsaw as one of the locations for its new stock of hotels.

The hotel will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II, and the Nobu Hotel Warsaw will join 12 other properties that will open in the Polish capital in 2020. It will occupy an existing hotel, as well as extending the property with a cutting-edge design by Polish architecture practice Medusa Group.

The Nobu Hotel London Portman Square will join the Shoreditch location as Nobu’s outposts in the British capital.

Slated to open this summer, the Portman Square hotel will bring Nobu to London’s West End, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the hustle and bustle of Soho and the theatre district.

The hotel will feature a signature Nobu restaurant and be designed by London firm David Collins Studio in collaboration with Make Architects, who will channel Japan in the minimal concept of their new design.

Nobu will also touch down in Riyadh in the near future, bringing Saudi Arabia’s first five-star luxury boutique hotel to the kingdom.

Soaring 23 storeys into the sky, the tower will be clad in a printed glass curtain reminiscent of traditional Japanese screens.

Designed to be the epitome of elegance, this sleek skyscraper will boast 119 guest rooms, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre, and Saudi Arabia’s first Nobu restaurant.



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.