New Hotels Inside Historic Buildings

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-05-07T15:50:42Z

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The Nomad

New York, NY

A restored turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts mansion with 168 rooms in the trendy Flower District, home to some of the city's most forward-thinking boutiques and restaurants. The look: One of the best examples of idiosyncratic anti-design out there, The NoMad works hard (and successfully) to convince you that you're in someone's home, not in a hotel. The walls are dark gray, the furniture is all gleaming leather, the wood floors covered with carpets tattered just so, and the guest room walls hung gallery-style with framed ephemera evoking 1950s French colonialism—postcards, sketches, posters. Read more.

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