You could almost miss the entrance to NoMo SoHo, so chicly discreet it is. The front terrace is obscured by vine-covered iron, giving it the feel of Alice in Wonderland – a theme which continues throughout the building itself. The fairy light-strewn walkway then leads you in to a dimly lit reception area, where you’re directed to the third floor “real” reception, which comes complete with its own astro-turfed balcony. The hallways that lead you to the rooms themselves are darker than the lobby, making the bright white and blue colour scheme within the rooms pop even more once you open the door.
Floor-to-ceiling windows with seemingly endless views of the Manhattan skyline and Downtown New York City are the first things that greet you upon entering the hotel’s Premier Room, immediately conjuring doubt as to whether or not you’ll be able to pry yourself away from the view to explore what lies below. The space is intimate, as with all NYC property, but not at all cramped, and provides the perfect base for your stay in the city.
A standout feature of the hotel is its restaurant, NoMo Kitchen, located on street level. A glass-roofed atrium decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a glass sculpture by Beth Lipman sits above a well thought out space, which features a mix of high and low tables as well as lounge seating. The menu is concise, but brimming with mouthwatering options (we suggest ordering the Margherita Flat Bread or the Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe) and the beverage list is extensive. The space is loved by celebrities, with the Kardashians having recently stopped by, as well as Jonah Hill, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin.
A buzzy restaurant, stellar cityscape views and within short walking distance of the buzzing streets of Broadway (did someone say shopping?) and a handful of the city’s best restaurants – Balthazar, Momofuku, ABC Kitchen, to name a fabulous few – NoMo SoHo is the practically perfect in every way. The only downside? There’s no permanent residences into which we could move in.
Rates start from approximately Dhs2,479 a night for a Premier Room. See www.nomosoho.com for more details