The Hotel NoMad
One of our most recent hotel projects involved curating the library of The NoMad Hotel in New York City. The Hotel opened in the Spring of 2012.
Thatcher worked closely with the owners / developers of the hotel – The Sydell Group and also the Eleven Madison Park team of Will Guidara and Daniel Humm who operate the restaurant – the Library room is one part of the restaurant.
The project involved custom curating a collection of 3,500 books by subject. The subjects specified included books about France, New York City, Food & Wine, and a number of other subjects. The library has gotten rave reviews and part of that we think is due to the very comfortable feel that the books provide – everyone realizes “someone paid attention to each and every one of these titles and they are here for a reason!”
What we created is really more like a home library in a commercial setting – we think this is very much for the future for hotels and commercial properties. Books can make guests feel at home and the Hotel NoMad definitely achieves this.
In July 2012, President Obama visited The NoMad Hotel for a $40,000 a plate fundraiser.
Description below courtesy thenomadhotel.com:
The NoMad Hotel is a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been masterfully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by world renowned French designer Jacques Garcia. It provides a fresh modern take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The design of the 168 guest rooms and suites was inspired by the Parisian flat of Garcia’s youth. The rooms are residential in feel, and decorated in his classic, timeless style. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom designed furnishings and artwork. The soaring public spaces throughout the hotel provide a gathering place to enjoy dining, drinking and socializing.
The NoMad Hotel will have a food and beverage program that is casually elegant while maintaining the highest standards of culinary excellence under the supervision of Chef-Partner Daniel Humm and Managing-Partner Will Guidara. Inspired by the Chef’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City, the restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically-acclaimed, Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park. The restaurant has soaring interiors with a refined yet approachable menu featuring a specially curated wine program celebrating the great winegrowing regions of the world and innovative classically focused cocktails.
This project was featured in the New York Times Story Gracious Dining, Alive and Well at NoMad by Florence Fabricant.
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