Broadway, NYC is at the centre of everything yet until now it’s been hard to find a cosy hotel to call home. We love the rich bohemian vibe of NoMad Hotel – the mash-up of pictures, textures and colours evoke a mood of travel, a sort of melting pot that reflects the make up of this most cosmopolitan of cities.
The crowd here is a mix of 30-something business and creative professionals, it’s grown-up but not stuffy. Turning up in a suit is not considered a crime – but you don’t have to!
Housed in a Beaux-Arts building, the interiors were given a classic make-over by French designer Jacques Garcia. The French influence is apparent in the art work drawn from Be-pôles’ Portraits de Villes art book series that document a city through the eyes of a single photographer. Another French touch includes the in-house Kitsune boutique, the hipper-than-thou Parisian music and design label. The end result is an old school European-style hotel with a New York sensibility and service ethos. Modern nomads better be packing plastic: room rates start from $395.
The business district of Mid-town is an awkward neighbourhood – it’s easy to get everywhere, but it’s a bit of a dead zone as far as interesting eating and drinking goes. Fortunately the hotel’s warm and lively restaurant and bar are great spaces for socialising – if you don’t want to go out, you don’t have to. The bar starts warming up from the late afternooon when the business crowd start pouring in in search of liquid refreshment and the restaurant is perpetually buzzing. If you’re in search of alternative eating/drinking options, the hipster hotspot ACE hotel nearby is probably your best bet.
What We Love
With their ecclectic mix of art work and comfortable furnishings the rooms are undoubtedly charming, romantic even. We also loved the big old fashioned bath-tubs and the oriental carpets, the rooms themselves are very spacious – though in this price bracket, that is to be hoped for. The ‘Library’ – a cosy book-lined area designed for working and drinking (are these compatible?) is an excellent spot to hang out on a lap-top, conduct a meeting or even, as the evening draws on, chill with friends. The Suites, with their beautiful curved window wall and high ceilings are beautiful and dramatic – however the living area feels a little cramped, it’s debatable how useful they would be.
If you’re heart is set on a bath-tub, make sure you request one at the time of booking – most rooms have them, but not all. We’d suggest requesting a room on a higher floor to get more light and better views.
The NoMad Hotel
1170 Broadway (at 28th Street)
New York City, NY, USA