Nobu Hotel Las Vegas Celebrates With Sake Ceremony And Nobu Matsuhisa

The world’s first Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace Las Vegas official debut celebration with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a sake ceremony and poolside party Sunday, April 28, 2013. Nobu Hospitality partners including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, Trevor Horwell and Struan McKenzie joined Caesars Palace in marking the completion and introduction of one of the hottest new luxury boutique hotels featuring 181 rooms including 18 luxury suites.

The Nobu Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge Plans For Caesars Palace

Robert De Niro and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Robert De Niro and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa At NOBU Hotel Las Vegas

The highlight of the weekend was a traditional Japanese Sake Ceremony and party on Sunday, April 28 with a special musical performance by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran poolside at the Garden of The Gods complex at Caesars Palace.

Ed Sheeran Performs at NOBU Hotel Las Vegas
Ed Sheeran At NOBU Hotel At Caesars Palace Las Vegas

“It’s a great day today for our shareholders Chef Nobu, Robert DeNiro and Meir Teper, as they have fulfilled their dream of opening the first Nobu Hotel, and with Caesars Palace as our partners we have the perfect fit of people, location and brand for this first Nobu Hotel,” said Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive of Nobu Hospitality. “We offer something different in Las Vegas in that we are truly at the heart of the entertainment on the Strip, with spectacularly designed facilities and with 181-rooms we have the perfect size to actually deliver boutique luxury with bespoke services to our guests. To have already been recognized by CNN and others for our offering, underscores our growing Nobu Hotel portfolio.”

Set amidst the breathtaking Garden of the Gods pool oasis, the evening was complete with floating Japanese lanterns, Nobu-inspired one-of-a-kind fashions, taiko drummers, Nobu cuisine and distinctive Nobu cocktails. The poolside concert party was attended by Holly Madison, David Blaine, Matt Goss, Taylor Hicks, Randi Zuckerberg and Coco Austin.

Robert De Niro, David Blaine, Ed Sheeran and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Robert De Niro, David Blaine, Ed Sheeran and Nobu Matsuhisa
On The Purple Carpet At Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Grand Opening
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/RETNA

They were seen sipping Vueve Clicquot and Nobu inspired cocktails including the classic Belvedere Matsuhisa Martini and popular dishes including Nobu Style lobster rolls, and Umami Sea Bass.

The recent opening of the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace as the first-ever Nobu Hotel, along with the Las Vegas Strip’s first and world’s largest Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, has garnered praise and accolades for its originality, distinctive design and attention to service and detail. Recently CNN Travel named the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013.

Incorporating his passion and decades-long history with the Nobu brand, David Rockwell has created stylish interiors showcasing natural materials fused with Nobu’s signature Japanese elegance in each of the Hakone, Sake and Nobu Penthouse suites. Ranging in size from 1,000 – 3,250 square feet, the suites are ideal for guests seeking a stylish and distinctive alternative to a traditional hotel suite and are designed to be the perfect spot to host an unforgettable special celebration or event.

Showcasing Nobu’s first-ever, in-room dining menu, exclusive amenities and guest privileges, Nobu Hotel is centrally located within Caesars Palace, at the heart of Las Vegas’ world-class entertainment, luxury shopping and gaming. Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Room and suite reservations are being taken at or by calling 1-800-727-4923.

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Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.

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