Main Photo: The Zen Suite at the new Nobu Hotel Portman Square
Date: April 2019…updated June 2020
Location: Portman Square, London, UK
Name: The Nobu Hotel London Portman Square – to open November 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 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 new hotel will feature a Nobu Restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace, plus a 600-person ballroom, gym, wellness facilities and meeting spaces.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square will apply a contemporary approach to both aesthetics and hospitality, taking inspiration from Japanese architectural disciplines and minimalist design, while utilising a refined colour palette influenced by heritage Japanese colour combinations.
Natural materials and ordered architectural frameworks have been used to create a sense of flow, uniformity and rhythm, inviting guests to move through the space seamlessly.
A palette mix of warm, natural tones imbues a sense of calm in the lobby, while more colourful experiences will take place in Nobu Bar, lobby lounge and Nobu Restaurant – spaces punctuated by deeper tones and elements of glamour.
Suspended above the reception console is a sculptural cloud statement pendant light by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.
Exemplifying the hotel’s hand-crafted approach to design, Maxwell’s piece employs traditional glass-blowing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind lighting sculpture.
Rooms and suites by Make Architects echo a distinct character and allure seen in the rest of the hotel, primarily influenced by Japanese minimalist aesthetic and complemented by moments of bold artistic expression.
Striking wall prints, bespoke lighting and intricate joinery take centre stage in each room, set against the backdrop of a neutral, textural colour palette.
An abundance of natural light and natural materials create a sense of place that is calm, bright and warm.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square will see the iconic Nobu Berkeley Street restaurant move to its new home in Marylebone.
Continuing a 15-year legacy of exceptional culinary experiences, the Nobu Restaurant at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square will bring the flagship’s signature handcrafted approach to cuisine and service into a brand-new space.
Additional hotel facilities include a 600-person ballroom, five meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art gym and wellness facilities.
THPT Comment: Probably one of the most exciting new opening of 2020 for London
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