Suiting the California mood, the recently opened Nomad Los Angeles is a bright and cheerful version of its big sister in New York.
The hotel building in Downtown LA dates back to the 1920’s when it was built as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy and named Giannini Place.
Keeping the historical elements intact, such as the ornamental ceiling in the lobby, the building is now fully restored with interior inspiration drawn from Italy.
An attraction in itself is the hotel restaurant. It is lively and nice, created by Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara, the duo behind New York’s super successful Eleven Madison Park that was chosen the world’s best restaurant in 2017.
Along with eating well, this is a place to see and be seen. I get the feeling everyone who’s anyone has been spotted in the bar or restaurant lately.
Nomad has a rooftop pool as well, where we spent some time idling in the sun, although it was not exactly bikini weather. However, the pool must be quite a relief during hot summer days in this not-so-leafy neighborhood.
Back in the calm and quiet that is your room, you have an airy and light space that embraces you with the same sensual, cozy spirit distinctive to Nomad New York. Like in any good hotel room, focus is on a great bed, and a generous bathroom. Many rooms also feature freestanding pedestal bathtubs.
The overall air is calm yet vibrant. Navy blue doors and window frames structure the soft base. Embroidered chairs, sofas and cushions serve as accents while art and other treasures on the walls add character.
Another small detail in the interior choices: the lack of optic white. In the super comfortable king bed for example, Bellino bedlinens in cream amplify the magical smooth quality of LA light.