Shane Fonner

The James Nomad

with Shane Fonner www.palmiersdumal.com
  • Where:New York, New York

  • Why:Because.

  • When:October 2017

  • Who:My wife and I.

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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

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    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

    • Pool/Gym

      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

    • Wifi

      Free (reliable) WiFi throughout the property.

    • Children

      Bring ‘em if you got ‘em.

    • Price

      A great value for the money – approachably luxurious.

    Incredibly thin, healthy (and authentic) pizza within 100 meters of the hotel’s front door. Must visit.

    MARTA

    Marta, East 29th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Incredibly thin, healthy (and authentic) pizza within 100 meters of the hotel’s front door. Must visit.

    Just around the corner on 5th and 27th and worth a frisky visit if you’re lucky enough to be with one of your numerous lovers

    The Museum of Sex

    Museum of Sex, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

    Just around the corner on 5th and 27th and worth a frisky visit if you’re lucky enough to be with one of your numerous lovers

    If you’re traveling from out of town, take a stab at that formidable line for Shake Shack. It’s worth the wait.

    Shake Shack

    Shake Shack, Madison Avenue, New York, NY, United States

    If you’re traveling from out of town, take a stab at that formidable line for Shake Shack. It’s worth the wait.

    The James Nomad

    The James New York – NoMad, East 29th Street, New York, NY, United States

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