A newcomer to the New York hotel scene, NoMad is paving the way for a rejuvenation of the area north of Madison Square Park, otherwise something of a no man’s land in the middle of Manhattan. Famous names in the New York hotel business, Andrew Zobler and Jaques Garcia, have come together to refurbish the old National Cash Register Company headquarters in a suitably gilded style. This chic new hotel draws heavily on Parisian boudoir style to bring a mismatched elegance to its 168 rooms. Individually chosen travel themed art works adorn the walls of the cosy bedrooms, where mahogany floors and leather bedsteads give a refined, understated style to the space. Handmade rugs and plush room dividers create an ‘at home feel’, added to in many rooms with a vintage free standing bathtub.
Although some of NoMad’s rooms do look on to the atrium rather than the mean streets of New York, all are bright and airy. Across the seven room types can be found functional walk in showers through to six feature bathrooms (all with separate WC) in which to use the Cote Bastide toiletries. Modern amenities include an iHome docking station, internet access and daily newspaper delivery. Not just a good looking space, the NoMad Hotel also offers luxury levels of service from the staff throughout the hotel, bar and restaurant. Here chef Daniel Humm, serves breakfast (from $12) through to a summer roof-top five course tasting dinner menu ($125 + taxes). The local Brooklyn Brewery has even created a bespoke beer for the hotel’s watering hole – a telling sign of the exclusive yet homely experience on offer throughout.