Courtesy Caesars Entertainment
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 | 2 a.m.
Reservations at the Nobu Hotel, with around-the-clock room service from one of the world's top chefs, go on sale today at Caesars Palace.
The first hotel from chef Nobu Matsuhisa will step up Las Vegas' reputation for all-night dining with 24-hour access to the kitchens of "the man who reinvented Japanese food." It will feature the largest of Matsuhisa's 29 restaurants and provide 18 suites spanning up to 3,250 square feet.
The $30 million project gives new life to the 45-year-old Centurian Tower, the latest in a massive renovation during the past year at the legendary casino that opened Aug. 5, 1966.
The largest and most extravagant of the accommodations, called Nobu Suites, come in configurations starting at 1,850 square feet with one bedroom. They can grow to a two-story, five-bedroom vacation house that's more than 700 square feet larger than the average American home.
Nobu's hotel, an investment with Hollywood partners Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, offers the smallest of its one-bedroom suites at 1,000 square feet. Ten Hakone Suites feature separate living and dining areas, a walk-in closet and views of the Strip. Two-bedroom versions add 350 square feet of vacation space.
Six Sake Suites come in one- and two-bedroom floor plans of 1,300 and 1,800 square feet, with a fireplace and a billiards table.
Suite rates range from $700 to $4,000 per night. The earliest reservations available today are Feb. 4.
The first suites won't finish construction until at least November, only 11 months after Caesars opened the 23-story Octavius Tower. The $1 billion Octavius project wrapped up after building stalled during the recession.
Improvements continued in September, refashioning the Vegas buffet with a 600-seat, $17 million effort that's drawing crowds like a rock concert. Since the Bacchanal Buffet opened Sept. 11, Caesars officials have measured lines waiting between one and five hours to pick from the 500 dishes.
The Nobu Hotel, set to open by the end of the year, completes a plan that began 15 months ago to gut the Centurion Tower. The new boutique hotel within a hotel retained only the structure of the 1967 tower, Caesars President Gary Selesner said at a news conference in May.
The 181 rooms were remade in a design complementing Matsuhisa's other restaurants by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, who also created looks for the Cosmopolitan and Crystals. Nobu revealed a model room with a kingsize bed in June. Matsuhisa plans to open other hotels around the world.
A 12,775-square-foot Nobu restaurant and lounge will serve as the hotel’s foundation.
Hotel guests get an in-room menu created by the celebrity chef known for his fusion of Japanese and South American tastes. Plans also call for a minibar stocked with Dean & Delucca items, along with Nobu brand chocolate-covered pocky pretzels, blood orange chili juice and grapefruit ginger juice, Pocari Sweat energy drink from Japan and green teas.
Visitors booked into the suites will receive priority reservations to the restaurant and other Caesars Palace amenities, such as private pool access and preferred entry to Pure Nightclub. They will also receive access to special hospitality menus and services for throwing parties.
Reservations are available online or by calling 1-800-727-4923.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.