Studio PCH and Montalba Architects converted a 1950s beachfront hotel into the first in a line of high-end, Japanese-inspired retreats by Nobu. Located next to the Nobu Restaurant Malibu, also designed by Studio PCH, the hotel was designed to imbue the qualities found in the famed Nobu restaurants.
Perched above the famed Carbon Beach alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu has been completely transformed from a 1950s vintage beach motel into an exclusive destination retreat.
Throughout the hotel, interior spaces are defined by a neutral colour palette, earthy materials and an overall design concept that balances the flow of energy. Rich, natural material palettes of teak, bronze and limestone carry throughout the interior and exterior, channeling the minimalist aesthetic of traditional Japanese inns while evoking the laid-back spirit of the property’s location.