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Nobu Hospitality Furthers European Expansion with Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma


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Global lifestyle brand Nobu Hospitality, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, has announced the launch of its first hotel and a second restaurant in Italy.

Expected to debut in summer 2022, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma is a collaboration between Carlo Acampora, chairman and CEO of Grand Hotel Via Veneto, and Nobu Hospitality, which will lead the transformation of the luxurious Grand Hotel into a Nobu Hotel and Restaurant.

Located in the historic heart of Rome, on the exclusive and world-renowned Via Veneto and just a short walk from Villa Borghese, Piazza Barberini, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza di Spagna, Nobu Hotel Roma is the union of two 19th-century buildings combined to create a modern masterpiece that celebrates its grand, historic past. An integrated mix of a luxurious hotel and energized living spaces, Nobu Hotel Roma will house 122 guest rooms and suites, a green-rooftop terrace, indoor and outdoor meeting space, a full-service city spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a Nobu restaurant offering 24-hour in-room dining, and an exclusive club lounge for enjoying world-class music. Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma will be focused on the guest experience with an eco-friendly and sustainable approach.

“Nobu’s incredible dedication, Meir’s passion, Bob’s vision, and his boundless love for Italy, combined with the extraordinary leadership and the expertise of the entire management team will make this opening exciting and unique in the global hotel industry,” says Acampora. “I am deeply honored to have Nobu as a partner, because we share the same values of quality, service, and excellence. And here today, I cannot hide my love for Japan and for its exceptional culture of hospitality. So, I am very pleased to have opened the doors of the Eternal City to the first Nobu Hotel in Italy. The extraordinary experience that Nobu Roma will offer is what Romans and international tourists deeply need, and we are all aware of the great responsibility that awaits us towards our future guests.”

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