Made Hotel is in the NoMad neighbourhood, between the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building; in other words, it’s prime central NYC.
The largest airport is JFK, which – once you’ve worked out how to get out of there – is around 45 minutes to the hotel by taxi. Alternatively, many international carriers also fly into Newark and LaGuardia – both are a simple half-hour drive, if you don’t hit a traffipocalypse.
There are a clutch of Subway stations within a five-minute walk on 28th Street; the R and W lines cover central Manhattan, the 6 line runs up the East Side, and the 1 line curves west. Penn Station is also a five-minute walk away; mainline trains arrive there from major cities including Philadelphia (one hour), Washington D.C. (three hours) and Boston (three hours and 45 minutes).
Navigating NYC traffic is best left to the taxi drivers, but if you insist on your own set of wheels, you’ll find the lowest prices for car hire are at the airports. The hotel offers a valet parking service, for $75 a day for small cars and $85 a day for larger cars.
Most cruise ships dock at the Red Hook Terminal in Brooklyn – from there, it’s a half-hour cab ride to the hotel.
Worth getting out of bed for
The hotel's rooftop bar has frequent DJ sets and live music, plus events such as meditation sessions, portraiture classes with a local artist and tarot readings. Each week guests can get a free glass of red or white at Unwined Wednesdays, too. Take a stroll to prime people-watching spot, Madison Square Park, and admire the one of the very first skyscrapers, the Flatiron Building. Head west for lunch in Chelsea Market followed by a walk along the art-laden High Line, or turn north to ogle at the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, and the Fifth Avenue shopping district. NoMad's museums are a mixed bunch, focusing on subjects as diverse as mathematics and sex – the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology stands out for its covetable frocks and other iconic wearables. The Midtown branch of cult concept-store Opening Ceremony is close by, if you're inspired to re-stock your wardrobe.
For upscale tacos, head to abc cocina and pick from the likes of beef-stuffed shells, maitake mushrooms and salsa-assisted empanadas, all washed down with a cocina cocktail. Book in at Her Name is Han, East 31st Street’s hottest Korean soul food. At 20 West 33rd Street, Turntable Chicken Jazz combines three of our favourite words in an industrial space lined with LPs and cassettes; the birds are deep-fried Korean-style, and served on heaving platters with hot sauce. For a classic Midtown breakfast, head to Ol’Days, where buttermilk pancakes, waffles and eggs how you like ‘em are served with a smile.
Meet the pancake challenge head-on at Bubby’s High Line (73 Gansevoort Street), or pop into Penelope (159 Lexington Avenue) for all-American comfort food. Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop (174 Fifth Avenue) has been serving slap-up sarnies and classic egg creams since 1929.
Ring the bell at the unmarked Raines Law Room (48 West 17th Street), and wait for a host to usher you into the cocktail-crafting speakeasy. Continue your roof-terrace tour at the Arlo NoMad’s glass-floor-flaunting A.R.T (11 East 31st Street), or step back in time at Midnight in Paris-inspired cocktail parlour, Dear Irving (55 Irving Place).