It's not often that we'd say turning a Japanese/sushi based empire into a lifestyle brand seems like the next obvious step, but when it comes to Nobu, we'd say that's about right. 

With a chic collection of restaurants sprinkled just about everywhere on the globe, from New York to Honolulu to Beijing, Perth, Moscow and beyond - perhaps their most famed location remains Nobu Malibu. The insane waterfront view that's launched a thousand Instagrams, at the very least. With a Kardashian stamp of approval, it's long been a mainstay of the west coast culinary scene.

And now, well you can definitely have your sashimi and eat it too with their new luxury hotel - a "Japanese Style Inn" - housed on the property, Nobu Ryokan Malibu. Perched alongside the Pacific Coast Highway's Carbon Beach, it's every bit as beautiful as one would imagine. With each room featuring its own unique design, a unifying, tranquil palette of neutrals blends a Japanese minimal sensibility with a California casualness perfectly. And as if being steps away from the best Japanese food in the nation wasn't enough, high-end guests will also find themselves entertained by an onsite racquet club, fitness room, teak soaking tubs, fireplaces every which way you look, a relaxation deck, and private beach access.

Flip through for an inside look at the soon to be celeb-infested spot!

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