The team behind famed restaurant Nobu has set about involving themselves in another branch of the hospitality industry – hotels and resorts. Fledgling brand Nobu Hotels is the brainchild of one of the most renowned names in cuisine, celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and his partners in the restaurant, including actor Robert DeNiro and chief executive officer Trevor Horwell, and the brand already have three properties open to the public – the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, Nobu Hotel City of Dreams in Manila and Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Many more properties are set to open this year, with June appearing to be a busy month, just in time for the holiday season. Hotels in London and Ibiza are set to open in June, while October will see Nobu Hotel properties open in Ridyah, Saudi Arabia. 2018 will see new hotels will open in Marbella, Los Cabos, Chicago and Toronto. The locations point to one of Nobu’s missions to have properties in exotic destinations and in gateway cities.