After years wrapped in renovation, the NoMad is finally unveiled. Located on the in the historic district North of Madison Square Park (hence the neighborhood’s nickname NoMad) the hotel is a homage to Paris in the twenties, taking advantage of the 100+ year-old building’s original opulence. The overall feeling is warm and charming, striving for romantic.
The hood is still a bit shabby, but that’s also slowly changing. WIth block the ultra hip Ace Hotel just one block away, that area is bound to become a destination.
I love the concept for curating the books in the library. According to Andrew Zobler, the owner of the hotel, the idea was to recreate the reading taste of a well-educated twenty something French educated woman who moves to NYC in the quest for romance and adventure.
The restaurant’s team couldn’t be better: Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, of Michelin-three-starred Eleven Madison Park.
The elegant setting and the direct sunrays that shine through the enormous skylight in the building’s courtyard is stunning and ensures a bright atmosphere for a breakfast meeting, or leisurely brunch.
The meticulously restored copper cupola will house the bar of a rooftop restaurant, opening this summer.
This is a movie I made about my recent visit and tour of a couple of rooms.
Still operating under soft opening rates, but not for long. When booked in advance you can get a small discount. (328 for a basic “classic” room instead of 345).
For more the NoMad's website and to make reservations, go here.