Second Nobu Hotel to Open in London

Main Photo: The Nobu Shoreditch, opened in 2017

Date: April 2019

Location: Portman Square, London, UK

Name: The Nobu Hotel London Portman Square – to re-open early 2020

No. of Keys: 239 from the current 272

Owner: London + Regional, who is also the owner of Iconic Luxury Hotels, which comprises Chewton Glen, Cliveden House and the Lygon Arms, as well as a wider collection of independent hotels and portfolio of 48 Holiday Inn Express properties.

Management: The Radisson Blu hotel in London’s Portman Square is to re-brand as a Nobu. Landlord London & Regional Hotels will refurbish the property for a spring 2020 opening.

The property will be the third collaboration between L&R and Nobu, following properties in Ibiza and Monte Carlo. Nobu has a pipeline including Barcelona, Riyadh, Chicago, Toronto, São Paulo, Atlanta, Tel Aviv and Warsaw.

Nobu Hospitality, the lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has signed a hotel management agreement which will see it re-brand the Radisson Blu Portman Square, which started life as the Portman InterContinental.

The hotel will have 239 bedrooms and suites, reduced from its current 272, as well as a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting facilities. David Collins Studio and Make Architects are overseeing the project.

The group operates the Shoreditch Nobu hotel, which opened in 2017, and two standalone Nobu restaurants, both in Mayfair: Nobu at the Como Metropolitan hotel in Old Park Lane, which opened in 1997, followed by a site on Berkeley Street eight years later.

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is owned by London + Regional Hotels and is their third collaboration with Nobu Hospitality including Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Restaurant Monte Carlo.

London + Regional is also the owner of Iconic Luxury Hotels, which comprises Chewton Glen, Cliveden House and the Lygon Arms, as well as a wider collection of independent hotels and portfolio of 48 Holiday Inn Express properties.

Trevor Horwell, chief executive of Nobu Hospitality, said: “We are truly proud to announce the launch of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, with our trusted partners, London + Regional Hotels. This will be our third Nobu destination together with London + Regional Hotels and sets another stage for creating memorable experiences around food and hospitality.”

THPT Comment: I don’t know the Portman to become a Nobu, The Cumberland to be a Hard Rock, what next – Grosvenor House to be a One & Only?

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