Nobu Hospitality is expanding its presence in Europe with its first hotel and restaurant in Greece set to open on the island of Santorini.

The global lifestyle brand was founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini is a ten-minute drive to Oia, a coastal town, and 20 minutes from Santorini (Thira) International Airport.

Nobu Hospitality chief executive officer Trevor Horwell said: “Santorini is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the world with its rare beauty, famed for its distinctive cuisine, whitewashed architecture set with a backdrop of steep cliffs, and dramatic sunsets lighting the sea and sky.

“We look forward to inviting locals and international travellers alike to experience the Nobu lifestyle in this special destination.”

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini features five luxurious pool villas, dual-level infinity pool, full-service spa, fitness facility, and a signature Nobu Restaurant.

The hotel is the brand’s tenth property in Europe. Nobu Hospitality is also developing hotels in Rome, San Sebastián, and Hamburg.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini is the brand’s 26th hotel across the globe.

The company has reached a long-term agreement with MonteRock International (MRI) for the management of the boutique hotel.

MRI CEO Alfredo Longo said: “We are really proud of the rock-solid collaboration we are having with Nobu brand throughout the years, and we are now more than delighted to expand together in the hospitality industry.

“In this incredible ‘canvas’ such as the Island of Santorini, the finest of what Nobu lifestyle and cuisine have to offer would be served in a ‘picture-perfect setting,’ catering to every need at the highest standards.”