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Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace taking reservations

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace taking reservations

CREATED Oct. 1, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Representatives from the Caesars Palace resort say they're starting to take reservations for the new Nobu Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Guests can start making reservations at the 180-room boutique hotel at Caesars Palace for stays Feb. 4 and after. But hotel officials say they plan to have a "soft opening" before the year's end, and plan to open the Nobu Restaurant and Lounge in January.

Company officials say the hotel rooms will feature simple, natural designs inspired by cherry blossoms, origami and Japanese Zen gardens. They'll also include artwork from up-and-coming Japanese artists.

It's the first venture into hotels for Nobu Hospitality, which operates Japanese restaurants in major cities around the world.