A rendering of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, which is expected to open in 2017. (Nobu Hospitality)
By MARY FORGIONE
Cabo San Lucas is the place for the next Nobu Hotel, but not until 2017.
The Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas will gain a new luxury brand when Nobu Hotels comes to town. The Japanese chef-turned-hotelier Nobu Matsuhisa plans to open a beach-front hotel in 2017.
It's the first hotel in Mexico for Nobu, an announcement last week said.
The hotel will have 200 rooms that feature a "contemporary and elegant style" that will take its design from Japan and the beach. It will feature a spa, stores, a signature restaurant (Nobu, of course), lounges and more.
Details were scant about the location except to say it would be in Los Cabos.
The hotel will be designed by architects Monica Cuervo and Mark Yoshizaki of WATG with interior design by Severine Tatangelo of Studio PCH in Malibu.
Nobu Hosptiality is a private company owned by Matsuhisa, actor Robert DeNiro and film producer Meir Teper. It is partnering with RCD Resorts for the Los Cabos property.
Nobu Hotels launched in 2013 as a hotel-within-a-hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The brand has hotels in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Chicago; London; and Bahrain.
The first Nobu Hotel in Asia opened last year at the massive hotel-restaurant-entertainment zone City of Deams Manila in the Philippines.