Has Nobu Hotel and Restaurant saved the best for last? Chicago, one of the key global cities of the world, a true Metropolis, has finally been approved for the next exciting Nobu location. Nobu, one of the world’s top 25 innovative luxury brands, is expected to open in early 2016 on the corner of Randolph and Peoria, in Chicago’s vibrant West Loop.

“Chicago’s tourism industry continues to see record growth because renowned venues like Nobu are investing in expanding options for Chicagoans and tourists,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This hotel and restaurant build on the city’s great hospitality and culinary offerings to further cement Chicago’s role as a world-class city.”

“The City of Chicago is an extremely important destination for Nobu Hospitality and our shareholders Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. As one of the key global cities of the world, Chicago is already a magnate for business and leisure travellers offering unique venues for dining, entertainment and enjoyment, and we look forward to embracing the values, traditions and desires of the people of Chicago”, said Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive of Nobu Hospitality. “We also look forward to be working with the City of Chicago to deliver another unique and special destination for Chicago which reflects our overall growth strategy of expanding with other properties to 24-hour gateway cities, both in the U.S. and internationally.”

The Chicago location will include an indoor and outdoor bar, along with a rooftop lounge and venue offering exclusive guest room retreats, so guests can enjoy one of the world’s premiere skylines. The boutique hotel will feature 155 luxury rooms. This will be their 12th location in the United States.