Nobu Hospitality, the global brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Mayer Tepper, has announced its fourth Spanish hotel and restaurant – Nobu San Sebastian Hotel and Restaurant.
With a strong focus on cuisine, local culture and architectural design combined with an air of celebrity, Nobu may have met his match in San Sebastian. As the capital of Guipuzcoa, it is a city with more Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in the world, the site of Balenciaga’s first workshop, and the place Hemingway fondly called home while writing “Fiesta”. A true culinary mecca, mountainous Basque culture is mirrored throughout the coastal town, where visitors are invited to hop from bar to restaurant while savoring the gastronomy locally referred to as pintxo.
Overlooking La Concha Bay, Nobu San Sebastián Hotel & Restaurant is due to open in March 2023, with 20 luxuriously designed rooms and suites and a 98-seat Nobu Restaurant offering panoramic views of the water and city. The completely renovated hotel is located on the site of the famous Palacio Vista Eder, built in 1912 and designed by the famous Spanish architect Francisco Urcola.
Partnership with Nobu Hospitality in the new opening is Millenium Hospitality Real Estate SOCIMI (“MHRE”). With a portfolio of five-star hotels spread across Spain and Portugal, MHRE’s strategy focuses on careful selection of properties and their location. Based on value generation through the acquisition and repositioning of hotel assets, MHRE is managed by a multidisciplinary team of reputed professionals with extensive experience in hotel investment, comprising a large portfolio of assets both in operation and in the relocation process.
Javier Illán Plaza, President and CEO of Millenium Hospitality Real Estate, stated, “The partnership with Nobu Hospitality and the launch of the Nobu San Sebastián Hotel & Restaurant puts the area on the map as the perfect gourmet hotspot. I am excited to work with the brand to make this opening one of the most exciting places to visit. in the country for 2023, which will be accepted by residents and visitors alike.”
Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Tepper said, “San Sebastian is an exciting location for the brand as good food is an integral part of the destination. We are very pleased to partner with Javier Illán Plaza on this project and to open our fourth hotel and restaurant in Spain, thus offering Nobu cuisine to a new audience of residents and travelers.”
Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality, commented: “We are truly proud to be entering the city of San Sebastian, famous for its cultural diversity and a beacon of gastronomic excellence in Spain. The Nobu San Sebastián Hotel & Restaurant has been designed with the tremendous vision of our partner Millenium, to create a very special hospitality experience. We look forward to becoming a part of the local community that we hold in such high esteem.”