On Sunday, April 1, The NoMad Hotel will open its doors in New York City. From the striking exterior of the historical Beaux-Arts building to the Parisian-inspired interiors, we’re betting on something très magnifique.
The centerpiece of the public space is the glass enclosed atrium, which is surrounded by a series of rooms, each notable on their own, which serve food and beverages throughout the day. Chill out in the bi-level library or mingle at the communal table. Retreat to the fireplace or grab a cocktail at the stunning 24' Bar. The dining room entices guests with the open hearth while the atrium conjures images of European courtyards, and by no means is the food an afterthought. The hotel has partnered with the dynamic duo from the award-winning Eleven Madison Park. Expect a more casual dining experience with the same inspiration. Streetside, Maison Kitsuné will open its first retail location outside of Paris.
Since even the smallest excuse to jet to New York for a springtime weekend will do, come check out the new NoMad and sample the mouthwatering cuisine from some of our favorite spots in the city.
Cookshop is a great way to kick-start a day of gallery-hopping in Chelsea or strolling along the High Line. Greenmarket ingredients that support local farmers and a lively atmosphere make this a welcoming way to start your day… or begin your night. Tucked behind a green door on a side street of the West Village is Hudson Clearwater, an understated, cool, and casual restaurant serving up rustic American food. Try to score one of the tables out in the garden.
Just off the waterfront in Chelsea, B.E.S. or Boutique Eat Shop, is a creative restaurant that brings the influence of the neighborhood galleries into both the food and design. Sip a cocktail in the outdoor garden at local favorite Bobo, where the nautical vibe will make it seem like you're miles away from the metropolis outside. Inside, you'll feel like you’re at an eccentric European uncle's townhouse.
New Yorkers haven’t stopped lining up at Fatty ‘Cue for Asian barbecue. Try Tertulia for Spanish, and for a casual French meal to go with your très chic stay at the NoMad, hit up La Promenade des Anglais. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/wallyg)