The NoMad area is slowly becoming my favorite hood in New York. For reference, the “North of Madison” area is contained to East 25th Street to the south, East 29th Street to the north, Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) to the west and Madison Avenue to the east. The area is bursting full of new boutiques, restaurants and hotels including the INNSIDE NEW YORK, which opened in March 2016. MELIÁ HOTELS INTERNATIONAL, one of the largest hotel companies in the world, opened INNSIDE New York as their first INNSIDE by Meliá brand hotel in North America.
The 313 room (eight suites and three terrace suites) hotel serves the business traveller and discerning tourist who wants subtle solitude in combination with central convenience of being able to head downtown and midtown with ease. Guests are treated to a complimentary minibar stocked with water, soda and juices and standard complimentary Wi-Fi access. My favorite part of the hotel room was the large oversized window that overlooked the city’s water towers and in the distance, One World Trade Center.
While there is a Nepresso coffee machine in each room, you need to pass and try out the signature restaurant, Impero Caffè, helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant instead. Guests can grab Italian coffeehouse fair before starting their day and host lunch and dinner engagements later in the day. The lobby bar which seating spills out on the outside (heated) patio serves old-fashioned drinks and seasonal hand-crafted cocktails, in addition to local draft and bottled beers, wine, champagne and spirits.
Staying for business? INNSIDE New York features two meetings suites that are equipped with Smart Kapp, a program which has modernized the experience of a dry erase board to allow meeting participants to receive content as it’s created on the board across multiple devices. They can also be connected to a laptop or mobile phone via Bluetooth allowing guests to upload images directly from their device to the board.
For more information on INNSIDE New York, checkout the website: https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/united-states/new-york/innside-new-york-nomad/index.html
Contributed by Elena Murzello