The NoMad New York is a hip and classic mix of Europe’s old grandeur and New York’s fast-paced modernity with its Beaux-Arts design. French architect Jacques Garcia restored the hotel’s interiors with inspiration from the Parisian apartments of his younger years. There are 168 luxurious rooms with high-ceilings. Every room has a King-size bed with custom linens and bathrobes by Sferra and Frette, as well as handmade vintage Heriz rugs that are unique to each room. 

For guests who are very particular about finer details such as down comforters and pillows, custom plush top mattresses and embossed leather headboards, they can also appreciate the European-style bathrooms with walk-in showers, separate water closets, and the exclusive collection of Argan bath amenities by Cote Bastide. Everything has been curated to suit the preferences of the well-heeled traveler. 

Unlike modern hotels that can seem cookie-cutter, the NoMad invites all guests to feel pampered and important. In addition to the fully stocked minibar in each room and views of the Atrium, Broadway, or 28th Street, guests can enjoy the best in dining. The entire dining experience is curated by famed Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park, also in New York. 

There are copious dining options within the hotel, depending on your mood. The Atrium is one of the best options because of its open, sunlit space with a pyramid-shaped glass roof; it’s scenic and perfect for daytime or evening dining. The Dining Room, which is an open hearth, Fireplace, and Library are classic dining spots because of their stately openness. The bar and rooftop are scenic spaces to enjoy a cocktail or two. 

As a point of comparison for atmosphere and design, travelers who love the NoMad and find themselves in Europe should also check out Sea Containers in London and the Pulitzer Amsterdam. Despite being in London, Sea Containers was designed by American architect Warren Platner, and features 359 spacious guest rooms and suites. Its restaurant and bar, Lyaness, is on the cutting-edge of dining and drinking, with the bar led by prestigious bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana. There is also the rooftop lounge, 12th Knot, featuring majestic views of the River Thames. 

Just as majestic is the Pulitzer Amsterdam, which is at the crossroads of fashionable old and new. It is set within 25 interlinked 17th and 18th century canal houses in one of Amsterdam’s poshest neighborhoods, which is also centrally located in the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, near Dam Square, the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and Rijksmuseum. The Pulitzer Amsterdam is somewhere in between the NoMad and Sea Containers in terms of size since there are 225 guest rooms, with a garden, restaurant and bar that highlights Dutch cuisine, in addition to meeting and event spaces ideal for corporate events and receptions. Whichever city you find yourself in, you will not be disappointed with the lavishness and ambiance at all three cosmopolitan hotels. 

Photos by Benoit Linero