The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
| +1 213-358-0000
Photo by Amanda Friedman, AFAR Media
The NoMad Hotel Los AngelesWhy we love it: A pedigreed stay that brings New York style—and eats—to DTLA
- A Los Angeles outpost of chef Daniel Humm’s acclaimed NoMad restaurant
- Opulent design inspired by the building’s past life as the Bank of Italy
- A rooftop pool overlooking DTLA
The second location of the Sydell Group’s New York flagship, NoMad Los Angeles embraces its past as the Bank of Italy—imposing columns and all. In the lobby of the landmarked building, much of the original Neoclassical style, such as the Doric columns, coffered ceiling, and marble floors, was preserved, complemented by the addition of floral textiles in rich jewel tones. Even the original vault, which once housed 12,000 safety deposit boxes, and its 50-ton door were kept intact. The color palette across the 241 lavish rooms draws from the exquisitely maintained gold-and-blue Italianate lobby ceiling, with custom furniture, original artwork from design studio be-poles, and freestanding bathtubs in most rooms adding to the luxurious feel. Details like nightly turndown service, marble bathrooms, and custom linens by Bellino mean a five-star stay is all but guaranteed.
While guests may be tempted to while away in their rooms, the hotel’s common areas are the place to see and be seen, whether at the shimmering rooftop pool, the lush, emerald-green Palm Court, or the award-winning restaurant from chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park fame. There’s also a coffee bar modeled after the iconic, 300-year-old Caffè Florian in Venice, Italy, serving fresh pastries and sandwiches, and the classy Giannini Bar, pouring craft cocktails. When you’ve had enough sun and food, explore the well-curated hotel gift shop or /THE LAB/, an exhibition space featuring contemporary art and design collections.
almost 4 years ago
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
Perhaps no hotel debut was as anticipated in 2018 as the NoMad, the West Coast outpost of the celebrated Manhattan property. The downtown Los Angeles spot adapts the hotel’s winning formula—a vibrant social scene, with a helping of high style—for the West Coast. The hotel is housed in a historic building, the former Bank of Italy, which influenced French designer Jacques Garcia’s design: the 241 rooms and suites subtly reference neoclassical style and play off the palette of the lobby’s gold-and-blue coffered Italianate ceiling. Couples looking for a romantic retreat should opt for the Atelier room with a freestanding pedestal tub at its center. But staying here is as much about what’s happening outside your room. A pair of French art collectors imagined THE LAB, a wholly original concept store and exhibition space with exclusive works by carefully curated artists. Only hotel guests gain access to the rooftop pool, where bites and bubbly (one-quarter of the extensive wine list at the NoMad is champagne) are also served. At dinnertime, locals fill the mezzanine and lobby restaurants for local seafood and roast chicken for two, stuffed with brioche and paired with a Belgian brown ale. Save space for a show and dessert: Baked Alaska, flambéed tableside.