Described as one of “America’s most stylish boutique hotel brands”, the NoMad chain are certainly rolling out the red carpet for their first European hotel in Covent Garden. The group have taken over the historic Bow Street Magistrates Court, where Oscar Wilde once stood accused of gross indecency.
Not that there will be anything remotely gross or indecent about the new hotel when it opens. With a thoughtful transformation courtesy of New York based Roman and Williams, the former court will conserve many of its original architectural features, including the historic Magistrates’ Courtroom, which will be “reimagined” as a stylish events space.
The highlight of the new design is said to be the building’s three-story glass atrium, which will play home to the hotel’s inhouse restaurant, also called NoMad. The new restaurant will be headed up by Eleven Madison Park Executive Chef Ian Coogan with mixologist Leo Robitschek lending a hand with the wines and spirits offer.
The venue will also play host to Side Hustle, a pub-like space which will serve a diet of “Mexican shared plates and tequila-based tipples”. The NoMad will also have its own dedicated cocktail Lounge called Common Decency.
A dedicated space on the ground floor, meanwhile, will host a museum of the Metropolitan Police Force.
The new hotel is the brainchild of NoMad Hotels, who own a collection of fashionable boutiques in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The chain is owned by the Sydell Group, who also own the Ned Hotel.
The NoMad Hotel will open on the 25th of May 2021. More information about the NoMad restaurant London can be found here.
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