It’s been ten years now since the businessman acquired the beachfront Casa Malibu for nearly $20 million and it seems now that the dream of turning this spot into a high-end retreat is well on its course. Larry is set to partner with known names in this high profile venture including actor Robert De Niro, film producer Maier Teper, and chef Nobu Matsuhisa. As we speak, a 16-room hotel now stands tall at the $20 million property that Larry acquired a decade back.
The hotel has been dubbed the Nobu Ryokan Malibu and is expected to be the first in a chain called the Nobu Collection, an ultra high-end group of new luxury retreats that will be set in some of the most exotic destinations on the planet. The concept was created by Ellison and the people behind Nobu restaurants also added their creativity to offer a remarkable masterpiece of a luxury destination. The chain is designed to offer a wholesome experience.
It is modeled behind a traditional Japanese Inn and as you can imagine, all that class and luxury doesn’t come cheap. As of now, it is estimated that rooms in the hotel will start at a whopping $1,100 per night. The rate is expected to go up during peak seasons, hitting nearly $2,000 for each night. It’s the perfect definition of a luxury retreat but once we take a look at what’s inside, perhaps you will be convinced it’s worth the money. For starters, the hotel is located at the amazing Carbon Beach in Malibu, one of the most luxurious places in the city.
You will get amazing views of the sunset every evening. The guest rooms are spectacular. They have been decorated using natural materials including teak and limestone. And that is not all, you also get a natural color palette as part of the décor. Since the hotel has been designed to embody the Japanese spirit of “Omotenashi”, the rooms are designed to offer the perfect blend of hospitality, theater, and absolute luxury. There is one particular guest room in the hotel that has a fireplace and a garden. How cool is that?
If you think that’s all, you haven’t heard the pièce de résistance. There is still so much that the luxury retreat offers. There are some rooms that have teak soaking tubs. If you need an exclusive spa treatment while you are here, it can be arranged too.
Final design touches seem to be totally inspired by the Japanese, from bamboo towels, tatami mats, Linen Yukata robes and so much more. To top it all, there is also a lounge and a fitness room. The lounge chairs on Carbon Beach can directly be accessed from the rooms and in case you are looking to try something active, you can get a free pass to the Malibu Racquet Club.