Nobu Hotel, a Boutique Hotel Inside the Eden Roc, is Anticipating an October 2016 Opening
Nobu, the Eden Roc Hotel’s firmly established marquee restaurant, is growing into a characteristically Nobu-ish boutique hotel-within-a-hotel, with new Nobu-ified guest rooms, a Nobu-licious lobby bar, Nobu-ed up pool area, and now the world’s largest Nobu restaurant and lounge. Called the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, it’s sort of like the old Howard Johnson’s model, except luxurious, glamorous, and very Miami Beach. Now that construction must be nearing completion, the hotel has launched a teaser website announcing its opening (along with a Facebook page) scheduled for this October.
This is the second Nobu Hotel, following the brand’s first foray into hoteling at Caesar’s Palace, in Vegas. Naturally, this being Miami, they’re coming in a little behind schedule. An article last year in Forbes had pegged the opening for this spring. Along with 210 guest rooms, and the 15th floor penthouse level suites, Nobu guests will have access to the Eden Roc’s spa and other amenities, and their own discreet VIP entrance. Yet despite all of this, the Rockwell Group, which is handling the design, is reportedly preserving and paying homage to the Eden Roc’s original postwar MiMo design, by the great Morris Lapidus. According to Forbes, it’s personal for actor Robert De Niro, one of the trio behind the project, who has fond memories of staying at the old hotel. Being an old-school New York City kind-a-guy, there’s a solid chance he bummed around the joint wayyyy back in the day.