Nobu Restaurants Branches Out into Hotels

21st May 2008 (Last Updated May 21st, 2008 08:23)

Upmarket sushi restaurant chain Nobu, co-owned by Robert De Niro, is developing a hotel in New York. Swig Equities plans to build a 62-storey glass tower near the New York Stock Exchange that will house a 128-room, five-star hotel; 77 luxury condominiums and the city's fourth Nobu resta

Upmarket sushi restaurant chain Nobu, co-owned by Robert De Niro, is developing a hotel in New York.

Swig Equities plans to build a 62-storey glass tower near the New York Stock Exchange that will house a 128-room, five-star hotel; 77 luxury condominiums and the city’s fourth Nobu restaurant, AP reports.

A transparent glass facade at the tower’s base will rise six storeys, while the restaurant, Nobu at 45 Broad, will be on the third floor.

The tower will feature film screening rooms, private wine and sake cellars and a 13,000ft² health club.

Nobu Hotel and Residences will be the first US Nobu hotel – another is being developed in Herzliya Marina on Israel’s Mediterranean coast.

Construction will begin later this year and the hotel is expected to open in 2010.

By Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh