Technically, it's a hotel within a hotel. Nobu Hotel will feature 181 rooms and suites starting at $300 a night inside the Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace (which leads to this mouthful of a name: Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace).
The ambiance will be Japanese luxury (the 63-year-old chef was born in Japan) with some hip touches, including iPad in-room registration and a Nobu in-room menu. Of course, it will adjoin the 12,775-square-foot signature restaurant that will seat 327 diners, which also is in the works.
The Las Vegas Sun pegs the hotel as an opportunity for the city to step away from the mega-resort model to develop more intimate boutique hotels that offer a different Vegas hotel experience.