NoMad Las Vegas
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Why we love it: A bit of serenity in Sin City
- Signature Jacques Garcia design
- Standout eats and drinks from chef Daniel Humm
- A pool deck right out of Morocco
The award-winning team behind the NoMad hotels in New York and L.A. landed on the Las Vegas Strip in 2018, opening an outpost of the boutique brand at the larger Park MGM complex. With the NoMad Las Vegas’ arrival, guests have the option of staying somewhere with a warm, residential spirit and intimate spaces, while also enjoying easy access to all the facilities and attractions of the greater resort—think a hotel-within-a-hotel for those that might want a respite from the action. Jacques Garcia’s signature design translates here into sophisticated, muted rooms that range from classic kings and queens to four types of suites. Each is outfitted with custom furnishings and artwork, walk-in Carrara marble–tiled showers, free WiFi, Bellino linens, Argan bath products, and mahogany writing desks; as with other NoMad locations, some rooms have freestanding tubs in the main bedroom, so be prepared if you’re sharing the space.
While the majority of the dining, drinking, spa, and pool scene options are part of the Park MGM at large, the NoMad has its own key standouts. Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara’s NoMad restaurant and NoMad Bar continue to showcase the much-lauded team’s dedication to comfort-gourmet fare and exceptional drinks, while the Moroccan garden–inspired NoMad Pool serves as a lush oasis during the day, then transforms into the JEMAA pool party—complete with DJs and table service—on the weekends. Also of note: the very first NoMad Casino, with intimate, Old World-inspired spaces for roulette, blackjack and Baccarat, set under a Tiffany glass ceiling and around the cocktail-centric Casino Bar.
One of the best hotels for "non-Vegas" people
Oak hardwood floors. Pedestal tubs. Leather headboards. The vibe at NoMad Las Vegas, a 293-room boutique hotel on the four top floors of Park MGM, is notably learned and laid back—a cross between modern Greenwich Village and vintage Paris. Everything about the scale of this hotel encourages tête-à-têtes—it’s also a great spot for solo travelers looking to sip a glass of wine with a book. This aesthetic extends throughout the rest of the NoMad-branded hotel. The on-site restaurant, NoMad Library, has real tomes on real bookshelves. The NoMad bar hosts a one-of-a-kind live jazz brunch every weekend. Even the NoMad Casino feels highbrow: The ceiling is lined with Tiffany’s signature floral patterned stained glass, a vestige of the property’s former life as the Monte Carlo, evoking an exclusive European gaming salon.
One of the other draws of this hotel within a hotel: the broader Park MGM casino is smoke free, making it a haven for travelers who don’t want to deal with the haze of cigarette and cigar smoke. The property also is a short walk to T-Mobile Arena, home to the locally beloved Las Vegas Golden Knights; it also hosts concerts throughout the year (upcoming March 2023 headliners include Stevie Nicks and Depeche Mode). NoMad is the closest of the hotels on this list to Allegiant Stadium, where the Las Vegas Raiders play.