The Ritz-Carlton, New York Nomad is a towering, 50-story beacon of luxury in the rapidly changing neighborhood just north of Madison Square Park. It offers gorgeously appointed rooms with stunning views, excellent dining options and the above-and-beyond hospitality that’s associated with the brand. It’s also, it should be noted, an entirely different vibe than NYC’s other Ritz-Carlton located on Central Park. While that hotel conveys a sense of Old New York tradition, this newer offering strikes a lighter note with a heavy dose of contemporary glamor. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, it also has another big thing going for it: an unbeatable location not far from many downtown and midtown hot spots. It’s a great home base for travelers who want to experience the exciting cultural vibrancy of New York City.
The 219 guestrooms and 31 suites at The Ritz-Carlton, New York Nomad are spacious and filled with light thanks to oversized windows with jaw-dropping views from the Empire State Building down to the Statue of Liberty. (Seriously—you could probably spend an afternoon just laying in bed and looking out the windows.) Bespoke furnishings in a neutral color palette add to the sense of a calming oasis located far above the bustling streets below. All rooms include bathroom amenities by Diptyque and some include deep soaking tubs you’ll have a difficult time parting with. (There are also separate rain showers if you’re in a hurry.)
The hotel’s culinary offerings by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés are also notable. The Lobby Lounge and Bar, located on the first floor, is a great spot to grab a pastry to start your day or a nightcap to end it. Zaytinya, also found on the ground floor, has a mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines that’s served in a room with pops of blue coloring inspired by the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, be sure to make a reservation at Nubeluz, the hotel’s sleek rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city. The experience of sipping a classic cocktail in the elevated throwback space is one to savor.
Guests looking to keep up with their fitness or self-care routines are also in luck. The 6,800-square-foot signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Center can be found on the lower level with eight treatment rooms as well as separate sauna and steam rooms. Luxury skincare brand Augustinus Bader’s signature facial, The Method, is available to book as well as classic deep tissue massages and more. (Exclusive scents and oils are also on hand inspired by the surrounding Flower District.) Meanwhile, the on-site fitness center is open 24-hours a day with a variety of exercise equipment including Peloton bikes.
Time Out Tip: Double check to see if your room provides access to the hotel’s Club Level with more city views and complimentary culinary offerings from José Andrés.