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CHICAGO, June 21, 2016 -- Nobu Hospitality officially commenced development of the Nobu Hotel in Chicago at a groundbreaking ceremony with partners Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Academy award-winner Robert De Niro, Hollywood producer Meir Teper, and Australian business tycoon James Packer. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. were also in attendance to show their support of the project and offer their hands in the official first dig.

Scheduled to debut in late 2017, the Nobu Hotel will be situated in the vibrant area of Chicago's west loop at 854 W. Randolph Street and will feature 103 rooms and suites; a 10,000 square foot signature Nobu restaurant located on the ground level with an indoor and outdoor bar opening on to Randolph's famed Restaurant Row; an exquisite 3,000 square foot, multi-use suite available for private social functions and meeting space; an indoor pool; a state-of-the-art fitness center; spa treatment rooms; and a unique rooftop indoor and outdoor bar and lounge.

"We are extremely pleased to begin development of the Nobu Hotel Chicago as the west loop neighborhood is not only a culinary epicenter for renowned restaurants and chefs but also a highly desired destination for national and international travelers seeking world-class, enriching experiences," said Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive of Nobu Hospitality. "We're excited to introduce Nobu Hotel to Chicago and embrace the vibrant energy of the city."

The Nobu Hotel Chicago joins the rapidly expanding global collection of Nobu Hotels all with their unique design elements. Spearheading the transformation at Randolph and Peoria streets are Chicago based Centaur, General Contracting and Development Management firm, in close collaboration with renowned Modif Architecture and local interior design firm, Studio K. The design team will take inspiration from Japanese aesthetics and principles while incorporating the west loop's stylish, sophisticated, well-worn and timeless appeal.

About Nobu Hospitality

Named one of luxury's 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and hospitality, offers the complete spectrum of hotel and restaurant management for unique projects around the world.  With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world's capitals as the destination lifestyle experience.  The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas and was subsequently named one of the Hottest New Hotels by CNN Travel, Top North America Hotel Opening by Luxury Travel Advisor and subsequently Luxury Travel Advisor's Award of Excellence. The first Nobu Hotel in Asia opened at City of Dreams Manila in December 2014 and will be followed by Nobu Hotels in Riyadh, Chicago, London Shoreditch, Eden Roc Miami Beach, Malibu, Bahrain, Los Cabos amongst other global locations. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of Nobu Hotels through a solid development pipeline. www.NobuHospitality.com

Contact: Carly Mason

NobuChicago@dkcnews.com / 312.667.1412

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