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