Slated to open in 2026 on Saadiyat Island, Nobu Hotel will shelter 165 luxurious and spacious guestrooms and suites, including the ‘jewel of the crown’ Nobu Villa. The plans were announced this week, Nobu Hospitality and Alder Properties gave us an insight as to what we should expect. But first, we thought we would explore just how significant this move is for Nobu, which is slowly yet surely taking over the luxury lifestyle scene.
Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, with operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world’s capitals as the ultimate destination lifestyle experience. Since 2013, when the first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 in Las Vegas, the brand has spread far and wide – 30 hotels have been added both open and in development.
Following recent openings in Dubai, Mexico and Vietnam, Nobu’s latest hotel is located on its own island. Saadiyat Island is a world-renowned, leisure, business, residential, and cultural centre. Graced by the presence of free-roaming gazelles, white-sand beaches, and home to the critically endangered Hawksbill turtles, Saadiyat Island also offers the world’s largest single concentration of cultural assets including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Natural History Museum, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Zayed National Museum as well as other remarkable attractions. Guests and residents of the island can also perfect their swing on the region’s premier waterfront golf course, or simply relax on the island’s sprawling stretch of powdery white beaches and protected coastal areas.
Situated alongside the hotel and just a seven-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, the development includes an exquisite Nobu branded residences. Offering a mix of multi-bedroom waterfront residences and penthouses with unobstructed views of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and positioned in the most coveted location on the island, the Nobu Residences will be one of the most sought-after and desirable addresses in the region.
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