The latest edition to Ibiza’s illustrations hotel collection will be the five-star, Nobu Hotel Ibiza. Travel Weekly reported that the new hotel will be located on the Talamanca Bay beachfront. The beachfront is a fifteen-minute walk from the famous clubs, bars, and boutiques of the Marina Botafoch and two kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage site Ibiza Town.
The luxury hotel is ideal for those looking to indulge and relax away from the party atmosphere of the island. Yahoo revealed the hotel has 152 rooms that have been designed to offer the ultimate island comfort. Guests will be able use a state of the art gym or take in the sunshine on the yoga pavilion. The resort also features the first Six Senses Spa in Ibiza. The hotel is also ideal for families with it’s own Kids Club.
For those with a bit of cash to splash the Presidential and Royal Suites have a personal Jacuzzi and private bar. Rooms range from Cool and Deluxe rooms to Junior and Grand Suites.
On the food front the hotel is a true gastronomic experience with three restaurants. The resort’s signature restaurant is of course the Nobu restaurant featuring classic dishes from the highly acclaimed restaurant chain and new dishes created especially for the restaurant by Chef Nobu. If guests are looking for some island cuisine then the restaurant and beach club Chambao features fresh Mediterranean fish. At night it turns into the perfect venue to relax with a big jug of sangria. The final restaurant is Celicioso, which offers wholesome healthy food in a cafe style environment.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 British GQ Food & Drink Awards. The award comes 23-years after the first restaurant opened in New York. The Nobu restaurant chain is co-owned with Oscar winning actor Robert DeNiro, Meir Teper and, as of 2015, James Packer.
Nobu left Japan at the age of 24 to open a Japanese restaurant in Lima, Peru. Unable to find the ingredients he was used to in Japan, Nobu incorporated Peruvian ingredients which started off the fusion aspect of his restaurants.
Asian and western influences have often been combined to create new and exciting ventures. You only have to reference the merging of cultural traditions to see Nobu has evolved with the times, and aligned itself with pop culture. It’s also been apparent in many of the integrated resorts that Nobu restaurants are now located in, that feature bustling casinos and five star hotels.
To a certain extent this mimics popular culture where Japanese icons such as Godzilla have now become a popular part of western pop culture. Using popular gaming platform Betfair, as an example, they combined Asian and western iconography when creating their game Fei Long Zai Tian. Like at Nobu, fans can embrace the east and west to create the ultimate cultural experience. And this blending of traditions has often seen games and restaurants prevail amid tough competition because they appeal to many demographics across the globe.
2017 promises to be another great year of parties, concerts, raves, and lots of fun. For partygoers looking to party hard and relax at the same time, The Nobu Hotel Ibiza is the ideal place to stay.