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December 11, 2017
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Japan in Vegas

A hotel within a hotel? In Vegas? With 350-square-foot rooms that embrace simplicity? All things considered, this new hotel really shouldn’t survive in a city that’s all glitz and glamour not to mention one that’s already home to 150,000 hotel rooms. But the first-ever Nobu Hotel has some big names behind it, namely Japanese-born chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro who helped Nobu breakout in the US back in 1994 with the opening of their Tribeca restaurant in NYC. Their latest venture, inside the Caesars Palace, features a meager — by Vegas standards — 181 feng shui-designed rooms. Their focal point is a wall that displays Japanese (shodo) calligraphy. Custom art by up-and-coming Japanese artists is also featured. The Japanese touches don’t stop there: guests get a hot tea welcome and in-room minibars include genmaicha roasted-brown-rice green tea and Nobu’s signature brands of chilled sake. Of course, guests also get priority seating to the Nobu restaurant and 24-hour access to Nobu cuisine via a in-room dining menu that includes sushi and bento boxes for a customary Japanese breakfast. Rooms start at US$249 weekdays; US$299 weekends. nobucaesarspalace.com. [CC]

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