Anyone who is familiar with the world of hotels knows that not everything always goes to plan. Delays are par for the course, as with the case of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, the first Nobu Hotel in Europe.
Nobu has perhaps beaten most in the delays game. The hotel was originally supposed to open in 2014, then last year in 2016. The opening has been set again for spring 2017, and hopefully this time it’s third time lucky.
The 150-room hotel will also have seven suites and modern amenities suitable for the trendy Shoreditch location.
Of course, the hotel will also feature a Nobu restaurant, with seating for 240 and a courtyard. Everything on the menu will be developed uniquely for the hotel by Nobu Matsuhisa, just as the dishes are for the other two Nobu restaurants in London.
The design of the hotel has an east-meets-west philosophy at its heart. The interior design is a collaboration between UK firms Ben Adams Architects and Studio Mica, and French-founded Studio PCH.
According to Ben Adams Architects, the design of the hotel “marries the raw creative energy of the location with Nobu’s values of simple luxury with a façade that fragments at the eastern end and descends into a welcome new pocket park“. They have used a “palette of concrete, bronze, timber and glass overlaid with creative textiles and warm fabrics”.
Studio PCH has worked on several other Nobu establishments, including the flagship Malibu restaurant and Nobu Hotel Cabo.
In the Shoreditch restaurant, they have used “sleek wooden and bronze detailing”. The furniture pairs east and west by being “sleek and modern, yet intricate in joinery, reflecting the influence of Japanese detail”.
Despite Nobu Shoreditch being set to finally open its doors in the next few months, there’s not much information about the hotel or the restaurant in the public sphere. Hopefully we’ll know more about it soon.
Photo credits: Ben Adams Architects/Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, Studio PCH/Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.