Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has announced its fourth Spanish hotel and restaurant—Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián.
As the capital of Gipuzkoa, San Sebastián possesses the most Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in the world. It is also the site of Balenciaga’s first atelier, and a place that Ernest Hemingway fondly called home while writing The Sun Also Rises. A true culinary mecca, the mountainous Basque Country’s culture is reflected throughout the coastal town, where visitors are invited to hop from bar to restaurant while sampling bite-sized fare referred to locally as “pintxo.”
Overlooking La Concha Bay, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián is set to open in March 2023, with just 20 guestrooms and suites, plus a 98-seat Nobu restaurant offering panoramic water and city views. The fully renovated hotel sits on the site of the famed Palacio Vista Eder, constructed in 1912 and designed by Spanish architect, Francisco Urcola.
Partnering with Nobu Hospitality on the new opening is Millenium Hospitality Real Estate SOCIMI (“MHRE”). With an existing portfolio of five-star hotels located throughout Spain and Portugal, MHRE’s strategy places an emphasis on the careful selection of properties and their location.
According to Nobu’s founders, Matsuhisa, De Niro and Teper, “San Sebastián is an exciting location for the brand as good quality food is intrinsic to the destination. We’re so pleased to be partnering with Javier Illán Plaza on this project and to be opening our fourth hotel and restaurant in Spain, bringing the Nobu cuisine to a new audience of residents and travelers.”