NoMad Hotel Coming to NYC in Fall 2009
An article over at Hotel Online clued us in to yet another new Manhattan hotel on the way, this one slated for a Fall 2009 opening: the NoMad Hotel located in the Madison Square North Historic District.
The 160-room luxury hotel will (supposedly) open as a LEED certified property and will be developed by GFI, the same company behind the very nearby Ace Hotel (which is still on track for a winter 08/09 opening).
When we first saw this photo, we were a little bit confused because it looked to us like this was the same building as the one the Ace is (was?) using on its website -- but the NoMad is actually going to be at 28th and Broadway, while the Ace is up at 29th and Broadway. So, like, if we're doing the math correctly, these are sort of sister hotels since GFI is developing both of these, right? Or do they have absolutely nothing to do with each other and one is all up in the other's face?
The article had some details about the NoMad's design:
The twelve-story Kentucky limestone property will be including 160 oversized guest rooms and 11 suites, each with an open, 'loft-like' feel that includes wood floors, high ceilings and extra large windows, allowing an abundance of natural light into each room, many of which will have views of the Empire State Building.
Also planned for the hotel is a fine dining restaurant and bar (with outdoor dining too) and an 1,800 square foot fitness facility with a Turkish steam room.
The hotel's "currently nameless" neighborhood is supposedly being called NoMad, as in North of Madison Ave -- and this is apparently the area's namesake hotel.
Have any more info for us about the relationship (if any) between NoMad and the nearby Ace? Let us know!