Four Seasons Hotel Doha, in partnership with Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, has plans to open Nobu Doha by the end of the year. The collaboration marks the first and only of its kind at a Four Seasons in the Middle East region.
Designed by New York-based Rockwell Group, the 26,000-square-foot Nobu Doha will be the largest of its kind in the brand’s global portfolio. The restaurant will feature a 192-seat interior dining area, 10-seat sushi counter, two private dining rooms, and an 82-seat rooftop lounge. Elliptical ribbons of river stone capped with bronze accents swath the three-level structure to echo a coiled shell.
While incorporating design elements made from materials that reflect the cuisine, the location will reflect Doha’s specific history and culture. Rockwell Group references the city’s renowned pearl diving in many layers of the design.
“We’re thrilled to be designing our studio’s first new-build, freestanding Nobu restaurant in the world,” says David Rockwell, founder and president of Rockwell Group. “The building’s organic form and prominent position on a peninsula will be a striking addition to Doha Bay.”