The James New York – NoMad completed its renovation with the opening of Scarpetta’s new location in NoMad after 10 years on 14th street, and the introduction of The Seville social cocktail lounge. The fully renovated property has 360 guestrooms (including 28 suites), two penthouses and 5,000 square feet of meeting spaces designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen.
The Seville cocktail lounge is a new concept by LDV Hospitality. It was influenced by the history of the neighborhood as the birthplace of the “Manhattan” cocktail and the beaux-arts style building that originally opened as the historic landmarked “Hotel Seville” in 1904. The Seville’s tucked away, underground space offers a curated music program and cocktails.
Scarpetta restaurant, which was first opened in New York’s Meatpacking District, has a bar and café. The walls are whitewashed planks that curve into arches at the ceiling, creating an intimate environment.
The James offers various rooms, including Queen and King Deluxe guestrooms, King Jimmy Suites, and King James Suites. Thomas Juul-Hansen designed the rooms with locally crafted and custom designed furnishings conveying a residential feel. The rooms have intricately grated brass minibars and hand-carved marble bathroom vanities.
Jimmy Suites have separate living and sleeping rooms, as well as two full bathrooms. These suites have a living room with a pullout sofa, separate bedrooms and bathrooms. The penthouse suites have residentially designed living rooms, including space to dine or entertain, separate from the master bedrooms, as well as bathrooms with large tubs.
The opening of The James is a key development in the renaissance of the NoMad neighborhood. The hotel’s developer, GFI Development Company, also developed the Ace Hotel New York in 2006, the first boutique hotel to open in the neighborhood.
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