Robert De Niro plans to open a luxury hotel in Warsaw (in partnership with Nobu)
Robert De Niro’s new luxury hotel will open in June 2020 in Poland and will feature a fitness center and celebrity favorite restaurant Nobu.
So, have you heard that of an Italian who just played in a movie called Irish and plans to open a hotel in Poland? Hey, pop in whatever punchline you want, but the anecdote is the furthest thing from fake news.
Are you looking at me or my new digs?
On Thursday, luxury hotel chain Nobu announced that legendary actor Robert De Niro was on board to help the company launch a luxury accommodation complex called Nobu Hotel Warsaw in the city center of the Polish capital. The luxurious place is slated to open in June.
Once operational, guests of the hotel, designed by Polish architectural firm Medusa Group, will have a choice of 117 rooms whose furnishings will be decided between architects and interior specialists Studio PCH. The rooms will be categorized as classic suites designed with traditional Polish cultural tweaks, with other suites offering a more modern and minimalist look.
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An offer that a chef couldn’t refuse?
Guests will also have access to conference rooms, a fitness center and a Nobu restaurant. This last piece of equipment is pretty much mandatory since the chain’s main owner is celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who owns 40 restaurants and 19 other hotels around the world.
De Niro is not just a celebrity who attaches his name to the Nobu brand as he is also a major investor and a major player behind the chain. It turns out the company wouldn’t even have existed without its impetus that began in the 1980s.
No Godfather required for this business
It was then that the actor, best known for his roles in The Godfather II, Taxi driver and Goodfellas– meets for the first time Matsuhisa, who owned a single restaurant in Beverly Hills, specializing in Japanese and Chilean fusion cuisine. De Niro liked the food so much that he coaxed the chef into opening a similar restaurant in New York. His persuasion eventually turned into a partnership in 1994, spurring the expansion of the restaurant and hotel chain that thrives today.
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