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Tour Inside Stunning New NoMad Hotel in Downtown LA

The new NoMad Hotel from NYC is now open at 7th and Olive in Downtown LA

As Downtown LA continues to push forward with its amazing urban renaissance, it’s actually becoming more difficult for individual projects to stand out as DTLA’s next “biggest thing” in an increasingly crowded space of exciting redevelopment projects vying for attention. I never thought I would see the day when there would be so many things going on in downtown that only the really big hitters seem to make a ripple effect throughout downtown. One such project that opened last week — a gorgeous new hotel developed by the trendsetting Sydell Group — definitely qualifies for that coveted spotlight. Come take a tour inside Downtown LA’s newest luxury hotel: The NoMad Hotel.

It’s absolutely amazing the moment you step inside the new 241-room NoMad Hotel in Downtown LA. The ultra-posh hotel project, which took 20 months to complete from start to finish, has completely transformed the long-vacant historic 1923 Giannini Place (originally the Bank of Italy, the predecessor to Bank of America) into one of Downtown LA’s most luxurious hotel properties. The hotel’s arrival is a lot easier to appreciate when you learn that the Giannini Place — although historic and architecturally significant — was considered an eye-sore for decades as the building sat sadly empty, becoming a corner known more for being seedy than posh.

The bank’s original grand lobby — beautifully restored and reimagined by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia — is reborn as a gathering space, inviting both hotel guests and a new breed of Los Angeles urbanites to relax, dine, and mingle together in a shared experience celebrating DTLA’s rise on the global stage. Entering this cavernous space from a bustling 7th Street, one’s eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning gold and blue ceiling high above, which was meticulously restored to its original Italianate splendor and used by designer Garcia as inspiration for the rest of his design execution throughout the hotel property.

The NoMad Hotel in Downtown LA will be another game changer within a rapidly growing urban center that’s gaining global recognition. The Managing Director brought on board, Philip Pavel, who comes from managing the Chateau Marmont for 21 years, is expected to help elevate the NoMad within the crowded realm of celebrity and fashion. A few exciting rumors have already been swirling that the new NoMad could be a perfect setting for a future photo spread for Vogue. Could Anna Wintour be paying a visit to Downtown LA (snubbing the tony Westside) at some point in the near future?

Downtown LA NoMad Hotel at a glance:

● Food & Beverage program by Chef Daniel Humm & Restaurateur Will Guidara
● Interior Design by Jacques Garcia
● Art Program curation by be-poles
● 241 Guest Rooms
● Rooftop pool and gathering space
● Freestanding pedestal bathtubs and separate water closets in many rooms
● Large flat screen LCD HD televisions
● All rooms with one king bed
● Exclusive collection of bath amenities by Argan
● Custom linens and bedding by Bellino
● Down comforters and pillows
● In-room safe, hand steamer, hair dryer, and luggage rack
● Fully stocked minibar
● Retail space
● 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space
● Starting Rate: $315 + tax

Visit NoMad Hotel online for more info.

All photography by Brigham Yen

The new NoMad Hotel in Downtown LA officially opened on Jan 21, 2018

Hotel guests arrive at the NoMad on the Olive Street side

The NoMad lobby

Original bronze elevator doors restored

Corridor from check-in leading to the hotel restaurant, bar, and coffee shop

The original Italianate ceilings were restored to their original gold and blue

The NoMad Lobby restaurant and Giannini Bar

Hotel guests and visitors can dine within the hotel Library section

The NoMad Mezzanine opens for dinner every night

The NoMad Coffee Shop with its beautiful Murano chandeliers turns into a bar at night

Another view of the NoMad Lobby dining area

Check out the amazing historic bank vault in the basement (with a 50-ton door) converted to the hotel lobby restrooms

There are 241 rooms in the new NoMad DTLA

The hotel was designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia

Many rooms have modern clawfoot tubs within the room

Beautiful bathrooms at the NoMad DTLA

Playful colors adorn the new NoMad Hotel

Can you see Bottega Louie outside?

The design of the NoMad marries both traditional and modern

Meticulous details went into the design of the NoMad Hotel

Have a drink and relax at the new NoMad DTLA

After touring the new NoMad Hotel, I can say it definitely raises the bar for other hotels in Downtown LA to follow

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  1. ocman says

    They clearly have a standard and vision for DTLA that’s much more ambitious and glamorous than a lot of the newer buildings popping up. It’s more luxurious than anything in DTLA, but there’s an approachability to this project that you rarely see in these types of luxury hotels on the Westside. With Louie across the street and Pitchoun and Madame Monsieur nearby, this area could turn into DTLA’s little section of Paris.

  2. Frank says

    Spectacular job in photo documenting this exciting new NoMad Hotel.

  3. I cannot wait to luxuriate in my bubble bath in the clawfoot tub next to my bed and furry slippers! Great rooms to write my novels!

  4. Brian says

    They have got to do something about that tree out front obscuring the entrance. I’m not normally in favor of tree removal but a case could be made for that in this instance.

  5. Melissa says

    Wow! I love the lobby walls and that they kept the vault door. What a beautiful place. Thanks for showcasing this hotel Brigham.

  6. Bonnie says

    Another fab Grand Tour dé Yen! Velvet has no limits here- absolute dripping decadence! Better go before Waldorf moves in ;) Great seeing you B!

  7. Andrew W. says

    Wow! The lobby and all the ornate details!! Gorgeous spaces/rooms that are simple but beautiful.

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