The global culinary giant has taken up residence in one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in East London, and as with everything this brand entails, style is a multi sensory experience. Asian-inspired and London-infused – that’s the ethos underpinning the aesthetic of this five star hotel and spa, something you’re in no doubt about from the second you walk into the pristine but characterful building.
As you might expect, the rooms are exquisitely chic. There is a raw urban vibe alongside the carefully considered details of the design, and despite the central London location there is a wonderful feeling of space in all the rooms. Contemporary and simple elegance may well be the rule of thumb, but it is peppered with some distinctly luxurious elements – touches of gold and artistic light installations for example even adorn the Deluxe rooms while suites also have details such as parquet floors. Each room is also equipped with a traditional Japanese tea set for good measure.
True elegance is when nothing is done to excess, and the Spa at Nobu Shoreditch Hotel is the definition of small and perfectly formed. Not the place to head for a lengthy swim, facilities here include yoga classes and the stylish Studio Lagree, a 10-Megaformer™ Studio combining core, endurance, cardio, balance, strength and flexibility training as well as his and hers steam rooms. Following a workout, there are a number of treatment rooms where therapists use Elemental Herbology as well as Natura Bissé® in their treatments, not to mention offering their own signature therapies known as Nobu Zen. Having experienced one of their signature treatments ourselves – a glorious and inspired process of stretching, being stretched, massage and relaxation inspired by the brand’s owner and his own wellbeing beliefs – we can safely attest to their glow-inducing brilliance.
Naturally, while usually we would consider the spa to be the centrepiece of any hotel, in this case the piece de resistance is the restaurant. Including a sushi counter, lounge and bar area, as well as an outdoor courtyard, the exquisite Japanese cuisine from the internationally acclaimed celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa provides a fusion blend of traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. Don’t forget to try his signature dish – black cod.
Located in East London, one of the city’s most captivating cultural hotspots, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch places you in a prime location for business travel as well as retail therapy in vintage, independent and designer shops. Within easy reach of the city’s key cultural attractions, head to London’s iconic landmarks including The London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben or take a stroll to the spectacular sights of St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, just 30 minutes away.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is very much a destination for cool and sophisticated couples looking for a romantic break with a stylish twist, or a couple of friends looking for a city escape. It is also perfectly located and styled for anyone looking for a ‘bleisure’ break – ideally located to access London’s key working districts, for those travelling on business, combine it with a little leisure to make the most of your evenings and free time or tag on a couple of extra days over the weekend to make the most of your visit.