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    Nobu San Sebastian facade and outside space
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    Nobu set to launch in San Sebastián

    Closing the year in style, global lifestyle brand Nobu Hospitality, has announced plans for its fourth Spanish hotel and restaurant, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián for spring 2023. This is what we know…

    Nobu San Sebastian facade and outside space

    With a strong focus on cuisine, local culture, and architectural design combined with an air of celebrity, Nobu Hospitality may have met its match in San Sebastián. As the capital of the Gipuzkoa region in Spain, this is a city with the most Michelin stars per square metre than anywhere else in the world, the site of Balenciaga’s first atelier, and a place that Hemingway fondly called home while writing ‘Fiesta’. A true culinary mecca, the mountainous Basque Country’s culture is reflected throughout the coastal town, where visitors are invited to hop from bar to restaurant while sampling bitesize gastronomy referred to locally as pintxo.

    “San Sebastián is an exciting location for the brand as good quality food is intrinsic to the destination,” stated Founders Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper.”We’re so pleased to be partnering with Javier Illán Plaza on this project and to be opening our fourth hotel and restaurant in Spain, bringing the Nobu cuisine to a new audience of residents and travellers.”

    Nobu Saint Sebastian rendering

    Image credit: Nobu Hospitality

    Overlooking La Concha Bay, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián is scheduled to open in March 2023, with 20 luxuriously designed guestrooms and suites and a 98 seat Nobu restaurant offering panoramic water and city views. The fully renovated hotel sits on the site of the famed Palacio Vista Eder, constructed in 1912 and designed by renowned Spanish architect, Francisco Urcola.

    Partnering with Nobu Hospitality on the new opening, is Millenium Hospitality Real Estate SOCIMI (MHRE). With an existing collection of five-star hotels peppered throughout Spain and Portugal, MHRE’s strategy places an emphasis on the careful selection of properties and their location. Based on generating value by acquiring and repositioning hotel assets, MHRE is managed by a multidisciplinary team of prestigious professionals with extensive experience in hotel investment, boasting a large portfolio of assets both under operation and in the process of being repositioned.

    “The partnership with Nobu Hospitality and launch of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián further places the region on the map as the ultimate gourmet hotspot,” said Javier Illán Plaza, President and CEO of Millenium Hospitality Real Estate. “I’m thrilled to be working with the brand to make this opening one of the country’s most exciting for 2023, which will be embraced by residents and visitors alike.”

    Named one of luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality has earned its position among an elite selection of global luxury brands. The natural growth of Nobu Hospitality, built on service, image, and reputation, offers the complete spectrum of hotel, restaurant, and residence management for unique projects around the world. The brands announcement of the slated opening of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián for the first quarter of 2023 is an exciting … and on look forward to following the progression as it unfolds.

    Main image credit: Nobu Hospitality

    Pauline Brettell / 16.12.2021

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