Nobu set to expand Saudi footprint

Nobu set to expand Saudi footprint

KSA welcomes Nobu’s fourth restaurant in the GCC after Dubai, Doha and Riyadh

Nobu, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper has revealed plans to launch a Nobu Hotel, Nobu Restaurant and Nobu Residences in Al Khobar, in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province.

Set to open in 2024, the luxury complex will be located on the waterfront and will offer 120 guest rooms and suites with a Nobu restaurant on the lobby level, plus swimming pools, a wellness centre, meeting rooms and event space.

The mixed-use project will be developed by Al Khobar Sands Realestate Co Ltd, jointly owned by Retal Urban Development Company, a subsidiary of the Al Fozan Group and Assayel Arabia, a subsidiary of Ali Zaid Al Quraishi and Brothers Company (AZAQ). 


Yousef Al Quraishi, CEO of AZAQ and vice-chairman of Al Khobar Sands Realestate Co Ltd, said: “We are elated over our exciting partnership with Nobu, leading the vision in bringing the best hotels, residences and restaurants to Al Khobar. This will attract people, international development and interest to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and grow our economy and improve community lifestyle in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. We are optimistic the Nobu brand will stand strong as the place to be.”

HRH Princess Dr Nouf bint Mohammed bin Fahad Al Saud added: “The Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences Al Khobar project aligns perfectly with our development plan that Saudi Nobu is enacting for Saudi Arabia in alignment with the Saudi Vision 2030.  Nobu is renowned throughout Saudi Arabia, and we’re planning further developments within the region.”

Nobu Hospitality chief executive Trevor Horwell said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Retal Urban Development Company and Assayel Arabia to deliver an exciting vision with the creation of a truly unique and transformative mixed-use destination in Saudi Arabia. As part of this, the Nobu Residences Al Khobar will deliver to the community the opportunity to live the Nobu lifestyle.”

There are currently 13 Nobu hotels in operation throughout the globe with several more under development.

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