ENTREE has never subscribed to the dictum that “What happens to Vegas stays in Vegas.” We are only too happy to share our discoveries and adventures with you. Our latest memorable experience was a stay at the 180-room Nobu Hotel tucked inside ever-exciting Caesars Palace. Enjoy private check-in and a secluded private lounge. This small, boutique sanctuary hotel-within-a-hotel was designed by David Rockwell, the award-winning New York based genius who has created a fusion of Japanese and Asian traditions with Western accompaniments. The designs embrace comfortable simplicity with natural materials and textures counter-balanced with outsized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas flair. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and partner Robert DeNiro’s vision is very evident in the rooms and suites; they helped handpick many of the design elements. Some of the style designs for the guest rooms include custom art by up-and-coming Japanese artists that feature a mix of traditional prints and expressionist designs. The main focal point of the room is a feature wall that displays a custom “shodo” style calligraphy. The bathrooms have teak fittings, stone tile and sleek modern fixtures. The over-sized walk-in showers are made with traditional black Umi tiles and offers multiple showerheads and a teak bathing stool, a fixture of traditional Japanese bathhouses. The overall effect is one of serenity and calm. Guests at Nobu get priority seating at the famous (and very popular) Nobu restaurant downstairs. Here are teppanyaki tables, sushi bar and Nobu’s original and creative cuisine. Chef Nobu cultivated his unique style of fusion artistry with influences from his travels to Peru, Argentina, Alaska and California. In 1987, Chef Nobu opened his first U.S. restaurant, Matsuhisa, in Beverly Hills, which quickly became one of the most popular restaurants due to a dedication to the highest quality and finest ingredients from around the world. At Nobu Hotel, room service is prepared in the Nobu kitchens and is out of this world. Nobu Hotel, while a part of legendary Caesars Palace with its great restaurants, shopping, shows, spa, pools and casino, is definitely a world apart, ideal for the discriminating traveler who wants quality and tranquility. General Manager Gigi Vega leads the team delivering impeccable service and exemplary guest experiences. Check out http://www.nobucaesarspalace.com for more. Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in many global capitals as a focal destination. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and hospitality offers the complete spectrum of hotel and residences management for unique and selected projects.
By the way, we were in Las Vegas for the annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, where the greatest chefs in the world join with wineries to showcase some of the greatest food imaginable. Las Vegas today is one of the most dynamic culinary destinations on the planet, with dozens of celebrity chef restaurants in town at various hotels including MGM Grand, Bellagio, ARIA, The Venetian, and Caesars Palace. You can catch the world’s greatest chefs in one place–Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, usually in May. No place satisfies your appetite for global cuisine and wine like Las Vegas and its array of fabulous restaurants, pleasing taste buds year-round. We enjoyed the Grand Tasting, masters’ series dinners, sessions with top sommeliers and more.