Following an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and prestigious VIP 'Purple' Carpet entrance - graced by, VIP guests including Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy, Pagcor Chair Cristino Naguiat Jr., Vicky Zubiri, Ricky DyBuncio and Willy Ocier, mixing with the highest echelons of Manila high-society - the official opening, of what is currently only the second worldwide Nobu Hotel to open as part of Nobu Hospitality's ninth hotel portfolio, was marked by a traditional sake-barrel cracking ceremony, before guests enjoyed a glamorous celebratory gala dinner hosted by Mr. Lawrence Ho and Mr. James Packer.
Star-studded entertainment was also on the menu, with a surprise solo performance by international superstar Apl de Ap, best known as a member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas.
Guests were treated to a special Nobu-inspired dinner menu created by Nobu Hotel Manila's dedicated team including the hotel's executive Chef Zackary Hillberry, Hotel General Manager Marlon Hirsh and Restaurant Manager Casper Khamphouy.
Combining a fusion of laid-back luxury, high-energy nightlife and exclusive guest room retreats, Nobu Hotel at City of Dreams Manila provides the ultimate playground for Philippines, Asian and international visitors, complimenting the world-class array of entertainment and luxury lifestyle offerings to be found at Manila's newest and most prestigious leisure-destination.
The acclaimed Chef Nobu's culinary empire spans through 36 restaurants, in 31 cities and five continents. Guests at Nobu Hotel Manila can savor his signature contemporary artistic fusion and mouthwatering cuisine in the hotel's Nobu Restaurant within an idyllic setting including an outdoor cabana-styled dining terrace situated on an exclusive platform deck.
The Nobu Restaurant, crafted by Chef Nobu and helmed by Nobu Executive Chef Zachary Hillberry, features Chef Nobu's internationally acclaimed specialties, including spectacular Nobu-style sushi and black cod with miso, together with locally sourced dishes created by the hotel's experienced culinary team.
The Nobu Hotel also offers, exclusively to its guests, a special in-room menu featuring Nobu-inspired menu items, together with the Nobu Lounge situated in the hotel's lobby and the Nobu Spa & Fitness Room situated adjacent to the raised platform deck area.
Nobu Hotel Manila is situated within City of Dreams Manila, strategically located at the gateway to Manila's Entertainment City, which since opening in December 2014, is now delivering on its stated aim to become the premier leisure and entertainment destination in the Philippines and within the region.