How Italian heritage influenced the NoMad Los Angeles’ design

The Sydell Group has opened the latest NoMad property at Giannini Place in Downtown Los Angeles. In designing the property, French architect and designer Jacques Garcia drew inspiration from the building’s Italian heritage.

Originally built in the 1920s as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy, Giannini Place has gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling, which was fully restored and served as inspiration throughout the property.

Many highlights of the building’s Neoclassical style were kept intact and refreshed, including Doric columns and marble flooring. An original bank vault that once housed 12,000 safety deposit boxes was also retained.


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All 241 accommodations also have the gold and blue palette found in the restored Italianate ceiling in the lobby, as well as custom furnishings, original artwork and freestanding pedestal bathtubs in each bathroom.

In addition to 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel has the Giannini Bar in the lobby, and the Coffee Bar, which resembles a Venetian café, complete with antique mirrors that serve as partitions to transition the room into a cocktail bar by night.

The NoMad’s signature Library is also available, outfitted with two 12-foot-tall, handcrafted light fixtures and other custom furnishings in addition to its literary collection.

The hotel also has a rooftop venue with an outdoor café and cocktail bar that overlooks the city.


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