Shawmut renovated a historic 1950s-era motel to create Nobu Ryokan – an exclusive, intimate 16-room retreat on Malibu’s Carbon Beach. The team contended with the ocean tide and excavated beach sand in a confined space to bring this one-of-a-kind hotel to life. Nobu Ryokan boasts stained teak, ipe wood, bathroom walls and floors wrapped in limestone, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. No two suites are the same, and Shawmut constructed courtyards and balconies custom to each space.
Excerpt from Vanity Fair's Hot Hotels Article
Next to Soho House Malibu is a discreet haven of peace, plants and total calm. Built and designed by Studio PCH & Scott Mitchell Studio in the style of a traditional Japanese inn (hence the name Ryokan), the Nobu Ryokan is softly lit, clad in wood and decorated in soothingly neutral tones.
The hotel’s diminutive size (just 16 rooms) means you barely have to see any other guests (let alone hear them), and no two suites are the same. Some overlook Malibu beach; others face into a courtyard.