The Nomad Hotel
New York, NY 10001
You may remember that I previously declared my appreciation for designer Jacques Garcia after visiting the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech — well my love affair continues with the NoMad Hotel, right here in New York City. Housed in a historic Beaux-Arts building with the original bay windows and a glass-ceilinged atrium, this hotel is the perfect mix of Garcia’s signature Parisian design with touches of classic American style. The rooms are light and airy — with clusters of framed pictures, perfectly aged leather chairs and the prettiest claw-foot bathtubs you’ve ever seen. The aesthetic is inspired by a photograph of an apartment Garcia lived in in his 20s. The dining room and bar are dark and romantic, slathered in lush red velvets with guilded, gold accents. The bar library has floor-to-ceiling book shelves featuring a winding staircase imported from southern France, making the gorgeous space even more interesting. One of the coolest details is the 200-year-old fireplace also sourced from France. Garcia’s interiors at the NoMad manage to be modern, yet classic — paring the ideals of Parisian design down to their simplest roots and creating a timeless manifestation of luxury.