Thanks to the Ace Hotel, Eataly and Marimekko, the once bleak stretch between Madison Square Park and Penn Station has undergone an upscale transformation. And while we’re not sure the district nickname “NoMad” will stick, we bet the neighborhood’s extravagant new namesake hotel will become a permanent fixture.
Developer Andrew Zobler--who also oversees the Ace--and interior designer Jacques Garcia have given the NoMad Hotel a romantic, Paris-in-the-’20s ambiance with a two-level study, mahogany-furnished bar and check-in area decorated in antique rugs and lamps. The elegant guest rooms have a Rive Gauche vibe with reclaimed plank flooring, freestanding claw-foot tubs and artfully mismatched paintings (rates start at $395 per night).
Chef Daniel Humm of 11 Madison Park runs the outstanding hotel restaurant, where patrons can order à la carte from a five-course tasting menu, have breakfast in a gorgeous, light-filled atrium (where you can smell bread baking from the kitchen in the mornings) and order late-night snacks.
A ground-floor retail space will house the first Maison Kitsuné shop outside Paris, selling high-quality men’s and women’s basics, while the rooftop bar opening this summer will be an ideal spot for taking in the much-buzzed-about Water Tank Project.
We’re ready to book our staycation.
The NoMad Hotel, 1170 Broadway (at 28th St.); 212-796-1500 or thenomadhotel.com