NoMad derives its name from the district that it is located in [No]rth of [Mad]ison Square; the brand new hotel oozes modern European grandeur combined with a characteristic Downtown edge. The NoMad Beaux-Arts building has been fully restored to its original splendor and its magnificent interiors are the inspiration of 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
All one hundred and sixty-eight rooms are residential in feel together with their Parisian flat/trendy New York hotel vibe. The rooms feel like the apartment you really wish you could be lucky enough to own; decorated in a classic, timeless style, each of the 168 rooms feature endless sigh worthy element 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, beautiful tiles, amazing linen by Sferra and Frette, an exclusive collection of Argan bath amenities by Côté Bastide and ... well we did say that the list really was never ending! Further features to note include the freestanding claw foot bathtubs, velvet and damask patterned fabric room dividers, and an overwhelming overabundance of mod-luxe amenities.
The accommodations aside, the property features a high-ceilinged lobby, as well as towering ceilings throughout all of its the public spaces. The high-ceilinged lobby with original detailing and a glass roof atrium offers the ideal space for all day dining, drinking and socializing (perfect). And here we get on to the eating and drinking; the quality of the food and beverages at The NoMad Hotel is first class 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. via yatzer