NoMad Hotel, Los Angeles
Restoring what was once built as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy, French architect Jacques Garcia has transformed the opulent Los Angeles Giannini building into the West Coast incarnation of New York’s NoMad hotel.
Opening its doors in January this year, the property – which features a glistening rooftop pool oozing old Hollywood glamour – boasts a dazzling foyer, bar and restaurant dripped in riches of blue, gold, white and purple in a perfectly lavish reimagination of the 1920s establishment.
Taking his colour scheme from the ornate lobby ceiling, Garcia’s bedrooms also exude this same extravagance. Polished light fittings, marble countertops and patterned upholstery fit out the 241 rooms, including 31 suites as a nod to the building’s neoclassical roots. Bespoke furnishings, luxury linens and original artworks sourced from antique stores and international collections further elevate the hotel’s rooms.
On the ground floor and set underneath the magnificent, decorative lobby ceiling is the NoMad restaurant. The second manifestation of chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara’s bistro, the 110-seat restaurant features modern classics from NoMad NY’s menu with a fresh selection of new, California-inspired options. The grand space, a visual highlight of the hotel, offers diners a culinary experience that has, until now, only been available on the east coast.
NoMad hotel is within walking distance of the Staples Center and L.A. Live, the Arts District, Fashion District, Flower District, Gallery Row and Historic Core. Taking pride of place in the city as a landmark establishment downtown, this hotel is set to become a cultural institution of its very own.
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