Nobu Ryokan Malibu is finally ready to bring its Omotenashi-style Japanese hospitality to California’s shores. The 16-room property marks the fourth Nobu Hotel to open worldwide since 2013; it is the first in Nobu Hospitality’s new Ryokan Collection, which the company envisions as a group of exclusive, sanctuary-like retreats.
It is just steps away from Nobu’s famous beachfront restaurant, the teak-paneled ryokan—located within a restored 1950s-era motel. This is a sleek and modern retreat that artfully combines breezy Californian design with the minimalist aesthetic of traditional Japanese inns. Each room features hallmarks of the traditional ryokan inn, such as tatami mats and handcrafted soaking tubs perfect for a warm soak after a day at Carbon Beach.
Nobu Ryokan features a 37-foot lap pool, large sundecks and a peaceful garden. If you want to remain hidden away in your Californian ryokan, you can also order a selection of Chef Nobu’s signature dishes for in-room dining. Reservations for Nobu Ryokan Malibu begin April 28, 2017.