Nobu Hotel Shoreditch by Ben Adams Architects and Studio Mica and Studio

Designed in 2017 by Ben Adams Architects and Studio Mica and Studio, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is a contemporary hotel located in London, United Kingdom.

Chic lounge with textured wooden wall art and stylish seating.
Contemporary living room with exposed concrete beams, plush seating, and herringbone
Modern dining room with abstract wall art, round table, and pendant lights.
Modern interior with illuminated wooden staircase and seating area.
Contemporary bedroom with minimalist design and pendant lights.
Modern hotel room with a bed, sofa, and pendant lights.
Modern bedroom interior with large bed, hanging lights, and textured walls.
Modern room with bed, freestanding bathtub, and dark walls.
Modern restaurant interior with bar and geometric light fixtures.
Angular urban building with staggered balconies and sleek design.

About Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

A Modern Marvel in East London

Tucked away on a tranquil street, mere steps from the vibrant Great Eastern Street of East London, stands Nobu Hotel Shoreditch. This member of Design Hotels™ epitomizes the essence of the city’s diverse culture. At the same time, it cements its reputation as a global culinary destination. The brainchild of chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor-director Robert De Niro, and producer Meir Teper, this hotel places its culinary prowess at the forefront. Nevertheless, the iconic restaurant and bar represent only a fraction of what Nobu Hotel Shoreditch offers. The establishment also boasts a serene pocket garden, exclusive dining and event spaces, an opulent spa and wellness center, and 148 rooms and suites adorned with custom yukata robes and traditional Japanese tea sets.

Architectural Harmony

In stark contrast to Shoreditch’s traditional red-brick buildings, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch’s architecture blends modern materials like glass, concrete, timber, and bronze. This modern structure, supported by cantilevered steel beams, pays homage to the hotel’s Asian heritage. The fusion of Shoreditch’s industrial charm with Japanese elements defines the interior’s unique design. Guests find themselves immersed in a world where traditional patchwork and Asian artifacts meet sleek concrete, aged metal, and dark stone. The hotel’s design features a recurring geometric pattern inspired by sumi-e, an East Asian ink painting technique, alongside minimalist white bathrooms accented with striking brass ceramic basins.

A Nod to Local Artistry

Within its guestrooms, a dynamic artwork installation by local artist Sichi serves both as a decorative piece and a practical sliding window screen. The Lobby Lounge and Bar, with its cozy fireplace, welcomes guests in hues of gray, gold, and blue. It offers small plates and artisanal cocktails in a casual setting. A dramatic staircase leads down to the awe-inspiring subterranean restaurant and bar. There, Chef Nobu’s famed Japanese-Peruvian dishes draw in celebrities and gastronomy aficionados alike. The restaurant not only features Nobu classics but also dishes inspired by Shoreditch’s creative energy. Meanwhile, the bar showcases an impressive selection of Japanese whisky and sake.

An Oasis of Wellness

January 2018 marks the debut of the Nobu Spa and wellness center, promising the ultimate city retreat. The spa, featuring steam rooms and three treatment rooms, offers luxurious treatments in partnership with Natura Bissé. Guests can indulge in the Nobu Zen treatment, blending stretching and massage for physical and mental harmony, or experience traditional Shiatsu rituals. For fitness enthusiasts, the 24-hour gym is equipped with the latest Artis by Technogym® machinery and personal training options.

The Heart of Shoreditch

Nestled in the pulsating heart of Shoreditch, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is an enclave surrounded by trendy bars, unique eateries, and avant-garde concept stores. Despite its proximity to London’s bustling financial district, the hotel offers a sanctuary from the city’s hustle and bustle. This juxtaposition of urban excitement and serene luxury makes Nobu Hotel Shoreditch a distinguished destination for both travelers and locals alike.

Photography by Will Pryce

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- by Matt Watts