A First Look Inside Nobu Hotel Barcelona

The restaurant is situated on the 23rd floor of the hotel / (c)Nobu Hotels

Nobu Hotel Barcelona opened Thursday / (c)Nobu Hotels

Nobu Matsuhisa’s rapidly expanding hotel empire has added another major city to the esteemed listing of destinations using the official opening of the very first Nobu Hotel and Restaurant in Barcelona.

The hotel opened to guests Thursday following a comprehensive refit of a building that formerly housed Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya within the Eixample district. The 259 rooms have been designed according to Nobu’s signature Japanese style with pops of color to mirror Barcelona’s vibrant traditions.

Along with the hotel comes Barcelona’s first Nobu Restaurant. Located on the 23rd floor, the restaurant offers panoramic views more than one of Europe’s most architecturally beautiful cities. Guests can pick out landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia whilst eating Matsuhisa’s signature dishes.

As well as the restaurant’s iconic dishes for example Black Miso Cod, diners will discover new ones that take influence in the hotel’s Catalunyan location. Also unique towards the hotel is a casual dining spot, Kozara, which serves masterfully executed Japanese inspired Catalan tapas, combined with cocktails while using largest selection of sakes and whiskeys around.

The Rockwell Group has designed the hotel’s interiors / (c)Nobu Hotels

The restaurant is situated around the 23rd floor of the hotel / (c)Nobu Hotels

At 1,600-square-foot, the hotel’s Nobu Suite is as simple as the biggest room within the hotel. It's on the 22nd floor, meaning those same stunning views offered at the restaurant could be enjoyed in the privacy of your own suite. The suite includes a spacious dining area and a private bar for entertaining guests.

The luxury hotel group, that was co-created through the famous sushi chef, actor Robert De Niro and producer Meir Teper, now boasts 10 locations all over the world including London, Las Vegas and Miami.

As area of the hotel’s concierge service, guests will get the spots favored by the 3 founders including De Niro’s favorite restaurant, the bar Chef Matsuhisa visits when he's around and Teper's recommendation of where you can dance. There's also a dedicated team of local experts to advise guests on everything from local trails towards the best boutiques.

Room rates at Nobu Hotel Barcelona begin with EUR250 every night in a Deluxe Skyline Room. For more information, visit

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