We travel to New York once a year, and part of the fun is finding new and refreshing hotels to stay. Last year, we stayed at the sleek and modern AKA Time Square and this year we stayed at The NoMad Hotel. NoMad New York is housed in a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been fully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by French designer Jacques Garcia. The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The design of the hotel was inspired by the Parisian flat of Garcia’s youth infused with high art deco style and attention to the minutest details in all areas.
There are 168 rooms and suites. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom-designed furnishings, reclaimed maple hardwood floors and original artwork. Reasonably spacious for Manhattan standards, the rooms are very well-appointed, abounding with sweet touches like rosewood bureaux, velvet and damask patterned paravents, framed curated art including Portraits de Villes photographs and handmade vintage Heriz rugs unique to each room. We had an Atelier room that comes with a free standing clawfoot bath and a marvelous view of the Empire State Building. Our king size bed is adorned with down comforters and pillowscustom linens, bedding and bathrobes by Sferra and Frette for ultimate luxury.
There is also a mahogany French writing desk, a European-style bathrooms with walk-in showers, marble counter and separate water closets with custom-made Argan bath amenities. There is also a fully stocked minibar hidden in a closet that was reclaimed from old travel suitcases. Other standard amenities are follows:
– Large flat screen LCD HD TV with on-demand movies
– iHome docking station, charger, radio and alarm clock
– In room safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, luggage rack
– Nightly Turndown Service
– 24-Hour Room Service
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the review where I cover the restaurants, bars and library in this beautiful hotel. I’m also going to show case some super Instagrammable spots for those who loves showing off beautiful spaces.
Photo : : Rebecca Ou