The Library at NoMad Hotel
A friend is visiting New York soon, and asked me for ideas of places to go, so I read a New York-themed travel article in the DominionPost with more than usual interest.
The place to go for a "power meeting" is, it seems, a new hotel called "NoMad" (North of Madison Square Park) at 1170 Broadway (Chelsea). "Think Parisian-style rooms and a two-level curated library for that important career tete-a-tete," the writer bubbled.
Say what? A library? Curated?
I had to know more about this, so found a site called HotelChatter that told me all about it.
Not for my friend, I fear, though I will certainly recommend a quick and surreptitious peep in the doors. The room prices are 'way high. I suppose they consider them Parisian.
And as for that library, isn't it gorgeous? But it's basically a place to drink ... and where the bartender's cocktail of the day is going to set you back fifteen greenbacks. And if you want a nibble with your bubbly, you are going to pay between $8 and $16 for tiny tapas. And if you ask for the librarian, he is likely to turn out to be your server.
But what a neat idea, and what fun.