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  • Writer's picturePamela Medina

Nobu Hotels + Restaurant Coming to Punta Cana

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

Get excited for a future stay in the stunning Dominican Republic as Nobu will open a new luxurious Nobu Hotel in Punta Cana in 2025. This new venture for Nobu will be located on the East Coast of the Dominican Republic. It being Nobu’s first property in the Caribbean.

The opulent hotel will be home to 50 residences, 200 guest rooms, a signature Nobu restaurant, 12 villas and various event and meeting spaces.

In case you were wondering, the Nobu brand was first created by world-renowned chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, Meir Teper and award winning actor, Robert De Niro. Each hotel concept was curated to provide a different experience according to each hotel's said location. With a particular concept in mind for each hotel, they all aim to blend modern luxury with minimal Japanese tradition into the renowned lifestyle that is staying/dining at a Nobu property.

Since the opening of the Nobu brand, they have added to their list of locations exponentially so with hotels now located in Barcelona, Ibiza, London, Toronto, Las Vegas, Chicago, Manila, Miami Beach, Palo Alto, Malibu, Riyadh, São Paulo, Los Cabos, Marbella and Atlanta.

The brand's history consists of Nobu Matsuhisa opening his own restaurant in 1987. Robert De Niro visited the restaurant in 1988 and after his first visit, he became a regular customer. A year later, De Niro suggested to Matsuhisa that he open a restaurant in Tribeca, New York City. After deliberating on the offer, Matsuhisa declined only to accept the offer in 1994 when De Niro brought up the idea again.

Nobu’s restaurants are known to be frequented by many celebrities and as of December 2021, they have 50 working restaurants worldwide. With staple menu items such as Black Cod with Miso and Kumamoto Oysters with Nobu Sauces, no wonder Nobu restaurants are rated of the highest caliber.

Nobu opened their first hotel inside of Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada in 2013 and as of June 2022, the Nobu chain has 15 hotels worldwide.

Graeme Green, travel writer for The Telegraph UK, provides an in-depth review of his stay at Nobu Hotel in Los Cabos. With 8/10 ratings from everything from the food to the rooms to their service, facilities and hospitality and to the location, this is a certain read for you if you plan on going to the Nobu Hotel when it opens in Punta Cana in 2025.

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