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2012 - Issue 7 - November

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Superlatives POWER STRIP ms. manager CAESARS PALACE. BY LISA ARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY BY SETH OLENICK GIGI VEGA RUNS THE SHOW AS GENERAL MANAGER OF THE BRAND-NEW NOBU HOTEL A fident. lthough Gigi Vega knows all eyes in Las Vegas will soon be pointing in her direction, she's feeling relaxed and con- Caesars Palace is bringing the internationally acclaimed Nobu to its property this year in the form of a first-of-its-kind luxury hotel, and she is at the helm. As general man- ager, her job includes overseeing all day-to-day operations and catering to the distinguished tastes of the Nobu customer. "There's a lot of pressure," she says with a laugh. "But this is an incredibly exciting project." Nobu Hotel is the first hotel branded around a celebrity chef anywhere in the world and is com- ing to the very heart of Caesars Palace. "It is literally right in the middle of the 3,960-room Caesars complex, in the former Centurion tower," she says. Rooms became available for res- ervation last month, and the hotel will soft-open by year's end. The 181-room luxury property will be cen- tered around a brand-new Nobu Restaurant & Lounge (the one already at the Hard Rock will remain). This time, the David Rockwell design will create the illusion that guests are sitting within a large ikebana basket, Vega says. And as a huge plus, guests can order Nobu's world-class Japanese cuisine directly to their room. Vega says that chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa is even contemplating training a private chef to be avail- able for sushi and sake tastings. continued on page 46 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM 45 PEOPLE, CULTURE, STYLE

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