Shane Fonner

The James Nomad

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The James Nomad Outside the chic entrance.

Outside the chic entrance.

The James Nomad Crisp entrance to the sparkling new property.

Crisp entrance to the sparkling new property.

The James Nomad The building's historic facade.

The building's historic facade.

The James Nomad Balancing in the rose-hued velvety lounge.

Balancing in the rose-hued velvety lounge.

The James Nomad The fashionably appointed lobby is a stylish, practical workspace (great for the wine hour, too).

The fashionably appointed lobby is a stylish, practical workspace (great for the wine hour, too).

The James Nomad The modern, fresh bathrooms continue the updated mod theme, and the marble sink was a great touch.

The modern, fresh bathrooms continue the updated mod theme, and the marble sink was a great touch.

The James Nomad The morning after the night before.

The morning after the night before.

The James Nomad The newly retrofitted hallways, elegant and clean. They smell good, too.

The newly retrofitted hallways, elegant and clean. They smell good, too.

The James Nomad The open-format table functions as both work desk and F&B hub.

The open-format table functions as both work desk and F&B hub.

The James Nomad The serene living room in the suite has ample room for guests - ideal for that pre-dinner glass of wine and chat.

The serene living room in the suite has ample room for guests - ideal for that pre-dinner glass of wine and chat.

The James Nomad The soft, cozy tones, sweet chairs, and plant life in the hip lounge.

The soft, cozy tones, sweet chairs, and plant life in the hip lounge.

The James Nomad Very well executed headboard and dreamy bed. Floating nightstands for the win.

Very well executed headboard and dreamy bed. Floating nightstands for the win.

Highs & Lows

  • The hotel is a beauty – set in a gorgeous building on the corner of Madison and 29th, the interiors are executed in a current way that plays well with the stunning exterior.

  • The staff was absolutely wonderful – from the front desk to the management, every single person I spoke with was kind, outgoing, and was there to please. Felt right at home!

  • The room was spacious, clean, and neatly laid out – at 630 square feet, the suite made remarkable use of the space, and every inch was thoughtfully considered for maximum satisfaction. I especially enjoyed the open table – ideal for sketching in my kaftan.

  • The beautifully adorned lobby served as a productive workspace, too – kitted out with quick WiFi and numerous travel tomes (including Nomad Deluxe by Herbert Ypma [get at me Assouline!]), which occupied over an hour of my time.

  • Daily wine hour from 5 – 6. Come on.

  • Location is prime – just blocks from Eataly, Restaurant Row, Gramercy Park, Madison Park (Shake Shack), and in easy walking distance to multiple subway lines, you can easily be anywhere you to need to be in mere minutes. However, with all the local eats (MARTA’s pizza made my night), why go anywhere else?

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Upscale, socially-conscious, high-design boutique gem.

  • Vibe

    Elegant, approachable luxury draped in a modern palette.

  • Location

    Off Madison Ave just north of Madison Square Park, centrally located to every neighborhood in the city.

  • Rooms

    344

  • Music

    Trendy, vibey music sets an understated yet hip tone throughout the fashionable lobby.

  • Year Opened

    Just opened in June 2017.

  • Designed By

    Re-imagined by renowned designer Thomas Juul-Hansen

  • Health & Wellness

    Fitness center opening soon.

  • Restaurant

    Scarpetta, the downtown Italian favorite, opens in late November.

  • Bar

    Coming soon, within Scarpetta…

  • Minibar

    Mini bar features an intense selection of local, artisanal snacks and drinks, along with a bevy of boozy adult beverage options

  • Children

    Bring ‘em if you got ‘em.

  • Price

    A great value for the money – approachably luxurious.

  • Website

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MARTA

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The James Nomad

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