Your new home for New York Fashion Week? Finally, somewhere just as stylish as the clothes on your back. Enter the NoMad Hotel, housed in a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been fully restored to its original grandeur courtesy of the Sydell Group’s Andrew Zobler who acquired this magnificent building and hired its interior designer Jacques Garcia to do his magic.
The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. Interior-wise think mahogany, grand staircases, antique glass, Persian rugs, embroidered velvet and silks. All 168 rooms feature a giant bed, roll-top bath, framed maps, writing desks and French Côté Bastide products. What’s the best room in the house? The most expensive, the Suite Royal.
Foodies rejoice! Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of triple Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park have made The Atrium restaurant a place to see and be seen. Inspired by Chef Daniel’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City, the restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically acclaimed, Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park. The restaurant is comprised of a series of intimate, sexy rooms surrounding a glass-enclosed atrium. The ‘cocktail explosions’ serve six to eight and certainly pack a punch and the reserve cocktail list made with ultra-rare, vintage spirits, includes Don PX Reserva Especial 1949, L’Artisan Cognac Grande Champagne 50 Years, Campari 1960s and Pernod Fils Absinthe 1914. Take it up to the rooftop garden, complete with its glorious golden cupola and soak up the view of the Empire State Building.
With this in mind, the NoMad hosts a number of events and performances throughout the year. Two worthy of noting are the annual Masquerade Ball (The Masquerade 2017), a black tie, masks-required affair on Saturday, October 28. Alternatively, The Magician is an intimate performance showcasing the art of magic, illusion, and deception. The show is an interactive experience from start to finish. Appearances may be deceiving, and as with everything, there’s more than meets the eye.