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Indulge a little at the NoMad Hotel in DTLA

Indulge a little at the NoMad Hotel in DTLA

The NoMad Hotel has built a luxurious reputation in New York City, and now the NoMad’s parent company, the Sydell Group, is looking to make a splash on the West Coast, more specifically in Los Angeles. So with that, welcome to the NoMad Hotel in DTLA.

The L.A. outpost of the NoMad Hotel combines the sophisticated allure of the New York original, with some Angelino-approved laidback vibes. Much of the vintage sophistication comes from the building itself – the Giannini Place, built in the 1920s and once housed the California headquarters of the Bank of Italy.

That history can be seen in the walls of the hotel. And its gilded ceilings. And its marble columns. Downstairs you’ll even find an old bank vault. The coffee bar next to the lobby was designed with Italian splendor in mind, serving almond lattes in the morning and cocktails after dark. Very Venice, Italy meets Venice, California.

The pool on the 12th floor is not big, but it does come with expansive 360-degree views of the L.A. skyline. Up here, you can also get a taste of the O.G. NoMad in New York, literally. As with the restaurant and room service, the rooftop bar menu is by Make It Nice, the restaurant group behind the ultra-prestigious Eleven Madison Park. Yum.

For videos of our hotel stay, check out my Instagram.

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