Nobu Hospitality is setting sail for the Greek islands. The lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper has announced the imminent opening of a new hotel and restaurant in Santorini – marking its first venue in Greece.

Slated to welcome guests from this spring, the clifftop boutique hotel will house a signature Nobu restaurant, serving up its famed Japanese-Peruvian signature dishes. It will also feature a full-service spa,  dual-level infinity pool, and five luxurious villas offering panoramic sea views.

“We are very excited to be coming to Santorini and to work with the local community on this exciting project,” said Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive Officer of Nobu Hospitality. “Santorini is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the world with its rare beauty, famed for its distinctive cuisine, whitewashed architecture set with a backdrop of steep cliffs, and dramatic sunsets lighting the sea and sky. We look forward to inviting locals and international travellers alike to experience the Nobu lifestyle in this special destination.”

Alfredo Longo, Chief Executive Officer MonteRock International, which has partnered with Nobu Hospitality on the venture, added: “We are really proud of the rock-solid collaboration we are having with Nobu brand throughout the years, and we are now more than delighted to expand together in the hospitality industry. In this incredible ‘canvas’ such as the Island of Santorini, the finest of what Nobu lifestyle and cuisine have to offer would be served in a ‘picture-perfect setting,’ catering to every need at the highest standards.”

The new launch marks the brand’s 26th hotel worldwide, and its tenth on the European continent. Nobu, which started life as a sushi restaurant in New York, expanded into hotels in 2013 and is currently adding to its portfolio with properties in development in Rome, San Sebastián and Hamburg.