Whether it be roaring engines and garish outfits, neon-clad bars, restaurants and inns or the oddly psychological casino games, Las Vegas’ allure abounds. But, all of the glimmer and glam can be a bit overwhelming. NoMad‘s newest property, NoMad Las Vegas, located on the top four floors of the Park MGM in Las Vegas, is a dimly lit, lush retreat from the iridescent glow of the streets far, far below.
Conceptualized by the Sydell Group and Make It Nice, the hotel boasts 293 rooms outfitted with custom furniture, oak hardwood floors, original artwork curated by Paris-based be-poles, Bellino linens and custom Argan toiletries. Elegant and thoughtful details include leather headboards, steamer trunks turned into minibars and freestanding bathtubs. French interior designer Jacques Garcia lent his timeless eye to this project.
Continuing with the vintage, European feel, be-poles curated the artwork for each guest room and the entirety of the public space from antique stores in the US and Europe, various pieces from Portraits de Villes and original, commissioned work. Consequently, every guest room, and each corner of the lobby, restaurant, and so on, bears its own unique offering while remaining surprisingly cohesive.
In the public spaces, there’s an old-world sense of luxury that feels like an artful reproduction rather than a refurbished relic. From the faint light to the Tiffany ceiling and velvet seating, it encourages role-play. It’s Vegas after all, but Vegas in the NoMad is dated romance and rendezvous, emphasized by hidden nooks and dark corners, reimagined for 21st Century clientele.
The NoMad’s restaurant, inspired by the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro, features 23-foot ceilings, an astounding collection of 25,000 books (David Rockefeller’s library, actually), Burgundy, leather banquet seating and an imported French fireplace and staircase—all overseen by two delicate, and massive, chandeliers hanging above.
The restaurant and adjacent bar are being handled by Eleven Madison Park‘s Daniel Humm and Will Guidara. As are most things in sin city, the dinners are best done together—dishes like steak tartare prepared table side or a foie gras stuffed chicken are meant for two or more, and the seating arrangements reflect that.
The bar, too, is rich and refined. Here, there are also cocktails for two. The “Walter Gibson,” a “savory martini with orchard fruit served in two antique glasses” is a highlight. But, the menu is expansive and includes both a long list of classics and a healthy roster of NoMad-exclusive libations—a tuxedoed bartender is stationed here until the wee hours of the morning.
Guests shouldn’t let the hope to win draw them out of the hotel to gamble; inside is the first-ever NoMad Casino, situated under the building’s original Tiffany ceiling. Offering roulette, blackjack and baccarat, the space offers high-limit gambling without the high-traffic. Thoughtful additions, like the good luck charm of the peacock, referenced across the floor, impress most in this space.
The NoMad Las Vegas also houses a roster of private dining and meeting spaces that include The Cellar (18 seated, 30 reception), The Salon (30 seated, 50 reception) and The Parlour (80 seated, 100 reception).
Beyond the NoMad’s doors one finds the Park MGM. Unlike other boutique hotels set inside a larger property, these two are recognizable family members. The likeness is intentional and the result of Sydell Group having a hand in the entire property’s design. The restaurants in the Park MGM in particular are special for both their vintage California chic design and delightful food and beverage menus.
Reservations for the hotel and restaurant are available now on the NoMad Las Vegas’ website.