Checking In

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by Carrie Young No Comments

The brand new NoMad Los Angeles is more than just a West Coast outpost of the posh New York hotel. The 241-room property that opened this month has an L.A. vibe all its own, with a glamorous rooftop pool- still getting its finishing touches- and a swank 1920s neo-Classical atmosphere that’s straight out of old Hollywood. Originally built as headquarters for The Bank of Italy, the gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling has been fully restored, along with the rest, by French architect Jacques Garcia. With elegant coffered ceilings, indoor potted palms and walls of purple velvet and gold, the sprawling space says as much about L.A.’s current heyday as a culinary, culture and tech capital as it does back in the day. One glance around the NoMad says it all: These are boom times in Los Angeles. Getting much of the buzz is Daniel Humm and Will Guidara’s- Eleven Madison Park, NoMad NY- 110-seat restaurant, Mezzanine, featuring modern classics from NoMad NY’s menu.

The Library is for those who enjoy their craft cocktails under the gaze of taxidermied birds- the handiwork of downtown LA taxidermist Allis Markham. The Lobby restaurant is an all-day dining spot with throwback menu items like Lasagnette and Cobb Salad. There are private dining spaces as well, and a rooftop bar set to open this spring. Garcia’s 241 rooms include 31 suites with custom-designed furnishings and Bellino linens, original art, and, in some rooms, free standing pedestal bathtubs. The 1,250 square-foot RWB suite features a spacious king bedroom, a large living and dining room, pantry and master bath with walk-in shower with Terazzo floors. Even the starter-level rooms have marble writing desks and original art. Downtown LA has never been so chic.

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