Inside the New Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is now open! Take a look inside at the luxury hotel’s grand spaces, fine dining restaurant and Japanese-inspired rooms and suites…

Lead image: Nobu Hotel London Portman Square by Jack Hardy

The 249-room luxury hotel had to wait for the end of lockdown 2.0 for its highly anticipated opening, launching on 3 December 2020.

Located on a prominent corner of Marylebone’s Portman Square, the hotel features a signature Nobu Restaurant and Nobu Bar with a year-round terrace, plus a fitness centre and wellness facilities. There will also be a 600-person ballroom, launching in 2021.

The opening sees the iconic Nobu Berkeley Street restaurant move to its new home in Marylebone, offering the flagship’s signature handcrafted approach to cuisine and service in a brand-new space and continuing its 15-year legacy.

The hotel compliments the brand’s sister hotel, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, offering the famed 5-star Nobu experience in a more central location.

‘Despite the tremendously difficult challenges of the past year, we’re now looking forward to playing our part in the comeback of hospitality in London and beyond,’ said Grant Campbell, General Manager of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square.

Campbell went on to note that advanced bookings for the restaurant had far exceeding his expectations in the current climate.

‘Despite the tremendously difficult challenges of the past year, we’re now looking forward to playing our part in the comeback of hospitality in London and beyond’

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square takes a contemporary approach to both aesthetics and hospitality, inspired by Japanese architectural disciplines, minimalist design and refined colour palettes.

Award-winning David Collins Studio is responsible for the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby, The Lounge, Nobu Bar and Restaurant, the outdoor terrace and ballroom.

In typical Nobu style, hand-blown glass chandeliers, bespoke lighting pieces, large scale sculpture and original artworks offer a luxury feel.

A dramatically high ceiling greats you as you enter the lobby, from which hangs a kinetic sculpture created by award-winning British sculptor, Ivan Black. The five-metre installation features rotating metal fins that cast subtle light and shade into the room.

Suspended above the reception console is a sculptural cloud statement pendant light created by world-renowned freehand glass blower, Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.

Rooms and suites by Make Architects are primarily influenced by Japanese minimalist aesthetic, with an abundance of natural light and materials creating a sense of calm, while moments of bold artistic expression in striking wall prints, bespoke lighting and intricate joinery add interest.

There are seven categories of rooms and suites, ranging from a Superior Room to the top-floor Nobu Penthouse, with two bedrooms, a comfortable lounge area, dining room and large terrace. Every room has an exclusive Nobu (Simmons) mattress and pure cotton, 400-thread count linens, as well as a traditional Japanese tea set. The suites also have Yukata robes (light, Japanese-style dressing gowns).

Following the successful launches of Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Restaurant Monte Carlo, the opening of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square marks the third collaboration between L+R Hotels (which operates some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts, including Cliveden House, Chewton Glen and Hilton Park Lane) and Nobu Hospitality. It’s also the 13th hotel for the iconic brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper.

Bookings for Nobu Hotel London Portman Square start from £345 (room only, including VAT).

22 Portman Square, Marylebone W1H 6LW; london-portman.nobuhotels.com