NoMad Hotel Is A Buzz And All We Have To Say Is WOW!
Wednesday March 14, 2012
It has been verified that the NoMad Hotel is on track to open at the end of the month, and the buzz around the NoMad neighborhood is at a high. We have inside word from people who have seen the interior of the NoMad Hotel that it is going to be an absolute stunner. The NoMad Hotel’s restaurants are already serving friends and family dinners as they rehearse for the opening.
For those of you that don’t know about the building that the NoMad now occupies, let’s look at some of the history. The building where to hotel stands is what was formerly known as Johnston Building, built in 1902 by Caroline H. Johnston, Stuttgart, Germany, attorney, and Frederick A. Constable of 9E Eighty-Third St. While the Johnston Building only cost $500,000 in 1902, it used the finest materials and is completely faced in limestone, a very unusual feature of a commercial building. The NoMad Hotel’s building was designed by one of the leading architectural firms of the period, who also designed St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue and St. Vincent’s Hospital.
From what we‘ve heard from our sources, the lobby features part of the building’s original ceiling, and the floor tile work has been faithfully reproduced. They tell us that gorgeous materials are everywhere in the NoMad Hotel. Some first floor touches include a fireplace from a chateau in France off the dining room, a floor to ceiling wood bar, brocades, and a curated library for lounging. There’s also a great atrium over the central restaurant that is flooded with natural light.
Our sources have given us a more complete description of two of the guest rooms and we will share them with you in a blog coming soon!
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