HOTEL BUZZ: The Nolitan Opens in NYC

Nolita’s first boutique hotel combines the comfort of home with modern luxury in the heart of downtown New York.

New York’s boho-chic neighborhood of Nolita (short for North of Little Italy) is about to get a whole lot hipper with the opening of The Nolitan Hotel on August 1st. Located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, the Nolitan is the first boutique hotel to grace the hood and will offer guests not only luxuriously designed and appointed rooms with unique amenities by Nolita’s own Red Flower brand, but also fantastic organic food coupled with incredibly personal service. Did we mention the pre-check-in chat to find out your preferred pillow type and what organic groceries you would like provided in your room? “We’re a place where we welcome your friends, your pets and your quirky requests. We’re your home when you’re here, and we treat you like family,” explains The Nolitan Hotel General Manager, Patrik Horstmann. “Expect to be greeted by first name when you stay at The Nolitan.”

The hotel, which has 55 Neighborhood and Cityscape rooms, was created by Veracity Development with deep roots in the community and is fully invested in the long-term growth and prosperity of the hotel. “Nolita is one of the last quintessential places offering a real New York experience. It’s a place full of commerce, culture and New York characters,” says Edmond Li, Owner of Veracity Development. Guests can borrow Nolitan branded skateboards and bicycles at the front desk, so you can really hit the streets and take advantage of the exclusive savings and personalized services on offer at local boutiques like Belle by Sigerson Morrison, Bio, Calypso, Duncan Quinn, GirlCat, Lord Willy’s. Established., Me&Ro, Red Flower, Selima Optique, Sigerson Morrison, Tendenza, Valley, John Varvatos and Vince, courtesy of the hotel’s Incredible Neighborhood Shopping Partner & Service Program.

Local architecture firm Grzywinski+Pons has done a great job of capturing the spirit of Nolita in their designs. The ground floor has a glass façade, integrating the hotel into the neighborhood around it. Some guests can enjoy the street life from their private balconies while other guests can enjoy floor to ceiling windows in their rooms that provide an unobstructed view of the neighborhood and the magnificent New York skyline. Since The Nolitan credo is all about feeling at home and a part of the local community, creating warm and welcoming public spaces was essential. Sinking down into the comfy sunken lobby lounge with a glass of wine and a good book from the impressive library curated by Phaidon Books is easy to do before a relaxed dinner at the hotel’s seasonal American restaurant ellabess. And for a nightcap, just head on up to the breathtaking rooftop complete with an outdoor fireplace and sweeping views of downtown, midtown and Brooklyn. The Nolitan is definitely set to take Manhattan.

Special introductory rates start at $259 p/night through August. For reservations, ph: 212 925 2555 or email: reservations@nolitanhotel.com

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