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A Glamorous Nomadic Lifestyle

The NoMad hotel opened quietly this month as all the best places in New York do these days.  NoMad is the name of the hotel but also the freshly coined name of this newish neighborhood, North of Madison Square Park.

This super swank turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts hotel was developed by the same  group who did the ever popular Ace Hotel just a block away.  NoMad is like an older more sophisticated sibling of the Ace, it has the same cool vibe but is somehow altogether more grown up.

The hotel’s interiors are by French designer Jacques Garcia and the rooms are based on the Parisian apartment of his youth. They’re filled with interesting works of art and comfortable plush furnishings.  The smallest rooms come with a tiny separate office, great for anyone who needs to work.  Other rooms have decadent claw footed bathtubs, open to the bedroom but discretely placed behind an old fashioned changing screen.  The suites are on the corner of the building and feature grand circular bedrooms with terrific views of Manhattan.

We love the hotel’s library curated by Thatcher Wine, owner and founder of Juniper Books.  It’s a gorgeous public space featuring an old world, two leveled, beautifully stocked library.  Coffee and light snacks are served in this stylish and engaging space.

The hotel restaurant The NoMad is by Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara of the award-winning, 3 Michelin star-rated Eleven Madison Park. It’s one of the most buzzed about restaurants in the City at the moment.  Not only is it the night spot du jour, but because the restaurant is covered by an enormous glass atrium, it’s a wonderful bright, sunny spot for breakfast or lunch. We adore this space as it makes you feel like you’ve stepped in to the airy courtyard of a grand Parisian hotel.

The bar is attached to the restaurant and reached through a thick silk drape.  It’s dark and elegant and going to be one of those classic hotel bars that attracts a chic crowd for the rest of time.  This summer, a roof top bar will open which we’re sure will fast become Manhattan’s hottest bar of the season.

NoMad Hotel. 1170 Broadway. New York. NY. 10001. Tel: 212 796 1500

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