Whimsical interiors by famous designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz
Marble bathrooms have Molton Brown products
What To Know
The downstairs club is being redesigned
Classic Rooms start at 200 square feet
Many Deluxe Rooms have showers with large glass walls; not for the shy
Parking on site
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Whimsical dream world with design cred, celeb fave club, and Italian eats
The NOMO SOHO (NoMo meaning nostalgic and modern) is an it-destination in the heart of stylish SoHo. Inspired by Jean Cocteau's cinematic interpretation of the tale of “La Belle et la Bête” (Beauty and the Beast), designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz casts a fairy tale spell in the lobby with feathery blue pendants, umbrella lamps, and silver lanterns reflected in mirrored tables and outsize silver urns. The playful wonderland continues in Italian NoMo Kitchen where a Deborah Lippman–designed glass sculpture hovers above the lush greenhouse-style dining room. Hallways lined in antique sconces and silver mirrors lead to “sleeping chambers,” where white platform beds and chrome nightstands appear to float cloud-like on the royal blue carpet. Walls are art-free, keeping the focus on the city views framed by 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows. Marble bathrooms have Molton Brown products and, in Deluxe Rooms, peep-show showers with glass windows giving you a view of SoHo (and SoHo of you). Set in a greenhouse lit by chandeliers dripping in crystals, NoMo Kitchen, formerly Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar, serves up a taste of the Amalfi Coast in SoHo with modern Italian fare like salt-crusted branzino with stinging nettles and limoncello sauce.
In the Area
You're in Manhattan's premier shopping district, so flex that plastic at homegrown boutiques like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rag & Bone, on Mercer Street, and Alexander Wang, on Grand Street. Refuel with the brunch crowds over eggs Florentine at French icon Balthazar or over baked eggs with barbecue short ribs at The Dutch. Order up a side of culture with the contemporary exhibits at the New Museum or over the art house flicks at Sunshine or Angelika movie theaters. Then grab a cocktail at punk rock speakeasy the Mulberry Project, where bartenders create concoctions based on the liquor you like and whatever fruits and herbs they have from the green markets or SoHo.