Downtown Palo Alto's Nobu Hotel, once The Epiphany Hotel, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar remodel that promises new amenities, high-tech rooms and a two-story Nobu restaurant.
The renovated Nobu Hotel will open at 180 Hamilton Ave. in early 2020, the company announced Wednesday.
The 73-room luxury hotel will have a new reception area (complete with a fireplace), conference room and "wellness offerings," including an updated fitness studio, an announcement states. Guest rooms will be decorated with curated artwork and come equipped with Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant technology, as well as toilets with lids that automatically open and close, among other features.
The top floor will house traditional Japanese ryokan rooms.
Renderings show a sleek, minimalist design with beige tones and wood paneling throughout the new hotel. They also show a "green roof" on the second floor of the restaurant, with a skylight in the dining room exposing the planted roof above. The restaurant will provide 24-hour room service to hotel guests.
Currently, Nobu Hotel rooms range in price from $599 to $899 per night.
Nobu Hospitality Group took over The Epiphany Hotel after opening its high-end Japanese restaurant there in 2017 — the first Nobu in Northern California. Last summer, the group won city approval to expand into an adjacent building on Emerson Street to accommodate the remodeled two-story restaurant. Nobu took over 620 Emerson St., the former location of Stanford Florists.