Nobu Hospitality has announced the opening of Nobu Ryokan Malibu, the first in Nobu Hospitality’s Ryokan Collection, on 28 April 2017. Located next to Nobu Restaurant Malibu and effortlessly blended with the cool elegance of the California coastline, Nobu Ryokan Malibu will present guests with a modern hideaway and distinctive service set against an authentic ryokan-inspired style.Perched above the famed Carbon Beach alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu has been completely transformed from a 1950s vintage beach motel into an exclusive destination retreat. The property features 16 uniquely designed rooms and suites over two storeys, offering panoramic views and enveloping a serene ocean-facing courtyard with a lush garden displaying native California plants.A thoughtful design concept which balances the flow of energy, a neutral colour palette and organic materials was spearheaded by architects Studio PCH and Montalba Architects and designers TAL Studio, Shawmut Design and Construction, C.W. Eisner and Nikita Khan. Rich, natural material palettes of teak, bronze and limestone carry throughout the interior and exterior, channelling the minimalist aesthetic of traditional Japanese inns while evoking the laid-back spirit of the property’s location. Each guest room has been individually designed to provide a unique guest experience and well-earned respite, incorporating natural California views and Japanese design elements such as tatami mats, sand-colored limestone walls and handcrafted teak soaking tubs.Guests can savour an exceptional dining experience and preferential reservations at Chef Nobu’s celebrated Nobu Malibu, which sits alongside the property, as well as a custom crafted in-room dining menu. Additional property amenities include an outdoor lap pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, access to Carbon Beach, a dedicated fitness room, access to Malibu Racquet Club and a tranquil relaxation deck.Encompassing the feeling of Omotenashi, the Japanese art of hospitality, the Malibu location masterfully delivers the unique chemistry and perfect balance of luxury, fun, craft and theatre beloved by Nobu Hospitality’s international clientele. The Nobu Ryokan Collection consists of a group of individual and exclusive retreats located in exotic destinations and gateway cities where guests seek luxurious sanctuaries in discerning environments. The hideaway retreats offer distinctive service and luxury products each set with an authentic ryokan-inspired style.