Nomad Hotel

In Los Angeles, on the corner of 7th Street and Olive, you can push open one of the heavy metal doors to enter a sun-filled court lounge filled with fresh flowers and tropical print fabrics. There, behind the host stand for the lobby restaurant, sit chairs covered in jewel-toned velvets. Look up to see the fully restored Italianate ceiling of the original Giannini Place that originally opened to house the Bank of Italy in 1923.

This lavish array of dramatic architectural features, layers of textures and colors, and an abundance of art define the visual story of the newly opened NoMad Los Angeles. The lobby and mezzanine level restaurants and bars feel both opulent and inviting with interior design by Jacques Garcia and colorful fabrics by Nina Campbell and Matthew Williamson.

The lush flower designs of tropical and Mediterranean blooms in the Palm Court and throughout the hotel are by Flowerboy. Jono Pandolfi created custom ceramic pieces for the restaurants and hotel décor.

The upper floors of the twelve-story building are devoted to the 241 guest rooms laid out in seven different formats, from the basic “classic” room to a variety of suites.

Many rooms boast large, freestanding bathtubs, a little bar nook, and a row of large windows with wide sills that can comfortably function as a seat. Fancifully embroidered sofas, hand-dyed rugs, and sculptural light fixtures give the rooms a cozy feel.

Standard rooms start at $315 nightly. An Atelier room, which has that luxurious tub, starts at $425 per night.