The NoMad hotel has opened it’s doors to the public on April 1, 2012. The No[rth]Mad[ison] Beaux-Arts building has been fully restored by the multi talented French architect/interior and garden designer Jacques Garcia. Jacques Garcia himself is best known for his contemporary interiors for Paris’ hotels and restaurants including the famous Hôtel Costes, as well as for his unique house with the astonishing gardens, The Château du Champ-de-Bataille.
Garcia has inspired his own Parisian flat in youth and lifestyle, the building is designed to create a feeling of a classic grand European hotel with a distict modern Newyorker.
With hundred and sixty-eight rooms (are residential in feel) feature sigh worthy elements such as the double bay historic windows and views of the Empire State and Flatiron Buildings, reclaimed maple hardwood floors, tall ceilings, handmade vintage Heriz rugs, richly textured custom-designed furnishings, luxuriantly textured wood, leather and felt accents, unique hand-selected original artwork, linen by Sferra and Frette, an exclusive collection of Argan bath amenities by Côté Bastide, freestanding claw foot bathtubs, velvet and damask patterned fabric room dividers, and mod-luxe amenities.
The high-ceilinged lobby with original detailing and a glass roof atrium offers the ideal space for all day dining, drinking and socializing. The quality of the food and beverages at The NoMad Hotel is first class as well, with names such as Daniel Humm, the Executive Chef at Eleven Madison Park, and Will Guidara, the General Manager of Eleven Madison Park at the F&B helm. N.B. Eleven Madison Park was recently awarded“Outstanding Restaurant, USA 2011” by the James Beard Foundation.
The Dining Room features a unique interior design scheme of dark oak furnishings, richly textured fabrics and over 100 pressed antique herbs from the French heritage shop Deyrolle. As one takes in the rest of the Dining Room, another focal point looms into range; the fireplace imported from a great French château. Also, a two-level library connected by an original spiral staircase imported from the South of France.
The NoMad Hotel is a new addition to NYC’s line up of boutique hotels, probably will become a big hit in a short period. Both local and international jetsetters will surely love it not only because it’s beautiful design, but it’s central location and proximity to SoHo, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District, too.
Photography by Benoit Linero