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Marriott has confirmed the opening of its latest hotel in New York City – the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad – which is situated in the heart of Manhattan between the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building.
The newly constructed hotel rises 50 floors above street level (500ft) – making it the largest building in the area – and offers 250 guestrooms (including 19 suites).
Marriott says that the guestrooms have been inspired by “residential-style living” with bespoke furnishings and a neutral color palette on show to “allow the expansive, light-filled living spaces and stunning city views to take center stage“.
The 2,100-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite, located on the hotel’s 37th floor, features “breathtaking views of Manhattan”, a private wellness room complete with a Peloton bike, separate living and dining areas, a media room, a 194-square-foot walk-in closet, and a service entrance.
All guestrooms include bathroom amenities by Diptyque, featuring the scent Philosykos – an ode to the fig tree.
All of the new Ritz-Carlton’s food and beverage offerings are overseen by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés and include the following:
Zaytinya: A 140-seat restaurant on the ground floor serving a mezze menu and cocktails inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines.
The lobby lounge and bar: Located on the first floor, the lobby lounge and bar is open all day and serves pastries and coffee in the morning, and alcoholic beverages and snacks at all other times of the day.
Nubeluz: A rooftop eaterie and winebar with 270-degree views of Manhattan that offers a menu of classic and signature cocktails, light bites, and an array of Tablas, “where guests can build boards of jamon, queso, and embutidos hailing from Andrés’ native Spain“.
Later this year, the Bazaar by José Andrés will open at the Ritz-Carlton, NoMad, and will offer recipes and dishes based on José Andrés’ Spanish heritage.
As far as the property’s amenities go, this is what the new Ritz-Carlton offers:
- A 6,800 sq ft Ritz-Carlton Spa featuring eight treatment rooms, sauna and steam
- The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge located on the 36th floor with 180-degree views on Manhattan and which Marriott says offers “a redefined luxury experience, combining intimacy, comfort, and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail“
- A 24-hour fitness center with Peloton bikes
- Over 10,000 square feet of event space
If you’re a miles and points fan, you’ve almost certainly already wondered how many points are required to book the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad and while I wish I could give you some good news, the truth is that I can’t.
Marriott Bonvoy may no longer have award charts but if it did, this property would sit at the highest level so while there are a few nights (Sunday nights in 2023) on which this property can be booked for 98,000 points, on most other dates Bonvoy members will have to part with between 100,000 and 120,000 points per night for rooms starting at around $975/night ($1,122 including taxes and fees).
Marriott has now opened its second Ritz-Carlton property in New York City – the Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad. For a NYC property, the standard rooms look to be of a reasonable size and the decor that I’ve seen (so far) looks to be subtle and reserved so on those grounds things at the new Ritz-Carlton look good. At over $1,000 per night (or 100,000+ points/night) however, this is clearly one of the more expensive Manhattan options around, and considering a lot of Bonvoy benefits aren’t honored by Ritz-Carlton properties, this probably won’t be a hotel that makes many “must visit” lists compiled by miles and points fans.