The NoMad Hotel
- Style Paris-inspired perfection
- Setting Above the Flatiron district
Set in the immaculately restored former National Cash Register Company, The NoMad Hotel brings Broadway back to its golden days, both literally – note the gilded lobby – and figuratively. This enchanting beaux arts boutique hotel has it all: a top-tier restaurant, a cosy library lounge, a chic boutique and beautiful, airy rooms. The hotel may be named for its location (north of Madison Park), but designer Jacques Garcia ran with the idea, adding unique journey-themed touches to the rooms, which convey an ideal of maple-floored, old-world elegance alongside every modern luxury.
Need to know
- Rooms 168, including 14 suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $335.00, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.
- More details Rates usually exclude breakfast (from $12).
- Facilities Gym, Library Lounge, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, Côté Bastide bath products. There’s a stash of laptops and iPads to borrow.
- Check–out Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Children Welcome, with free cots for babies, and rollaway beds for older kids (US$40 a night). There’s a children’s menu in the restaurant. Babysitting can be arranged with a day’s notice for US$40 an hour, with a three-hour minimum.
- Eco‐friendly This city slicker keeps the environment in mind. After a long, intensive renovation, The Nomad was deemed New York’s first hotel to receive LEED certification in a refurbished building.
- Also Pets weighing up to 60lb are welcome for no additional cost, though guests must sign a waiver at check-in, and pay for any damage or extra cleaning.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Suite 408 has two spacious rooms with panoramic views overlooking Broadway, plenty of light and a generous parlour space. Admire the montage of framed postcards from the deep claw-foot tub, set beside the windows in an Atelier room. Or go big on the Suite Royale. Set on the top floor, this two-level palace includes a dining room and a private roof terrace.
- Packing tips An old-fashioned valise will fit right in with the travel trunks and vintage postcards that make up the journey-themed decor.
- Also Pluck a tome from the dimly lit Library Lounge. The split-level literary haven features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with volumes curated by rare bookstore Juniper Books. Scale the spiral staircase to grab a title, order a cocktail, then curl into one of the stuffed chairs to flip through.
Food and drink at The NoMad Hotel
- Hotel restaurant Three-Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park has a new sibling in the NoMad’s eponymous eaterie. Run by chef Daniel Humm, the restaurant showcases seasonal ingredients in dishes like seared scallops with sorrel and lemon, truffle-roasted chicken with foie gras, and house-made tagliatelle with king crab and pepper. The wood-panelled Parlour faces an open hearth where the kitchen bakes its own breads.
- Dress code Global glam.
- Top table Take a table in the airy Atrium, under the pyramidal ceiling.
- Last orders Dinner winds down at 10:30pm.
- Room service Order from a menu of ham-and-cheese sandwiches, chicken soup, radicchio salads and omelets anytime, day or night.
- Hotel bar Leo Robitschek, who lured tipplers from around the world to his bar at Eleven Madison Park, is in charge of cocktails – both new and classic – at this dark, 24-foot-long mahogany bar. In the swanky Library Lounge, custom-designed cocktail carts let guests mix their own drinks tableside, using house bitters, fresh mixers and clever garnishes