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Miami Beach Nobu Will Be World's Largest Nobu Restaurant & Bar Lounge

The much-anticipated opening of Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is coming along, with further information being released by Nobu Hospitality.

The project, a partnership among chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro, and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, will open in 2015 as part of a multimillion-dollar vision to revitalize and relaunch the Eden Roc as the premier resort in Miami Beach. The theatrical, nautical Morris Lapidus-designed hotel was once the playground of the rich and famous, with luminaries like Elizabeth Taylor, Ernest Hemingway, Frank Sinatra, and Robert De Niro himself sunning, sleeping, and carousing there, but newer and shiners hotels and renovations, including the spectacular Fontainebleau Miami Beach, have overshadowed the Eden Roc in recent years.

The Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is the second U.S. hotel under the Nobu Hospitality brand. Similarly, Nobu Hotel opened at Caesars Palace Las Vegas in February 2013 with special non-Vegas-like features including a welcoming in-room tea service featuring green tea and a special rice cracker that has been imported from Nobu's hometown in Japan, according to Forbes.

See also: Is Eden Roc Turning Into Nobu Hotel?

The property will feature 210 guest rooms, located in the Eden Roc's tower, two pools, and the world's largest Nobu Restaurant & Bar Lounge in the world. An additional beachfront restaurant is planned, although the name and concept have yet to be released. The hotel is scheduled to open in fall 2015, with Nobu Restaurant & Bar Lounge opening in late summer.

David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group is leading the interior design, which will take inspiration from Japanese culture and the beach while "ensuring the Morris Lapidus ethos is preserved."

Trevor Horwell, chief executive of Nobu Hospitality, says the his team is "excited to be putting the plans in place for the creation of an exceptional, luxury property at the iconic Eden Roc.

"We welcome being a partner with the ownership of the Eden Roc in bringing the halo effect of the Nobu brand to the Eden Roc to re-create and relaunch this iconic property. Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper are passionate to create a property that will intertwine fun and luxury to offer guests from around the world a unique and exciting Miami experience."

We'll keep you updated with more details as they emerge.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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