October 7, 2014
Martha Washington, Marmara Park, SLS Park Avenue Featured in The Wall Street Journal
In addition to its reputation for world-class dining, boutique retail and unique nightlife, the NoMad District is getting some much deserved attention for its growing hotel industry. The Wall Street Journal recently featured the influx of high-end hotels into the neighborhood with their article “Tony Hotels and Restaurants Spice Up NoMad.” The article discusses some of the neighborhood’s latest hotel developments: the newly renovated Martha Washington, SLS Park Avenue, Marmara Park Avenue, Park South Hotel, and the forthcoming tommie hotel.
Kaya Laterman, who penned the article, attributes this trend in NoMad’s northeastern corner to the success of the Ace Hotel, NoMad Hotel and luxury residential buildings to the west. Up until recently the hottest development in NoMad has been centered along the Broadway corridor. However, with the opening of these hotels and the imminent arrival of the hundreds of residents to the Huys and 400 Park Avenue South, the full breadth of NoMad is seeing a startling revival.
Tom Glassie, managing director of Atlantic Stars Hotels & Cruises which owns the Park South Hotel on 28th Street, commented to Laterman, “We noticed all these plans for luxury residential buildings going up in the neighborhood about four years ago, which indicated to me that the neighborhood was ready to welcome additional four-star hotels and amenities.”
The article goes on to highlight how some of these hotels, namely The Marmara and the tommie, are looking to attract both the neighborhood’s residents and growing tech population. Nur Ercan-Magden, general manager of The Marmara explained that the hotel will appeal to long-term visitors with its large suites, kitchens and utilization of local designers and artisans. The hotel tommie, on the other hand, will make an effort to appeal to tech-friendly travelers with a new self-check-in system, outdoor cocktail lounge and rooftop bar.
To read the full article, head over to The Wall Street Journal.