The Nolitan Hotel will officially be opening its doors to the public next week on August 1st! Located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, The Nolitan Hotel is the first boutique hotel to occupy Nolita. The Nolitan has a beautiful and luxurious design aesthetic both inside and out, creating the perfect balance to the eclectic personality of the surrounding neighborhood.
After a sneak peak to the building, this will fast become one of New York City’s most enviable destinations to stay. From the moment that you reserve a room for your stay, you are going to be blown away by every detail of service that you experience. Have a pet that you don’t want to leave behind on your stay? No matter what the size (cat or dog), they are more than welcome to join you and will be encouraged by Nolitan’s Director of Pet Relations, a Shepweiler named Penny, to share their dietary requirements.
Speaking of, on a special or restricted diet? Let the staff know prior to your stay and you mini fridge will be stocked to meet your requirements! If you plan on heading to Equinox to relax in a yoga class, but don’t want to travel with your mat, they have that covered too-each room has a Nolitan yoga mat ready for your use. . From the right pillow type, organizing your gym schedule or even booking a bath for your dog, making each and every guest feel at home is what The Nolitan is all about. Personal packing and unpacking services even available and are complimentary on request! They have truly covered it all.
Now, on to the design. The hotel was designed by Grzywinski+Pons with the idea of infusing the inside world with the outside world, utilizing a glass façade, which also allows an immense amount of natural lighting to flood throughout. Some guests can enjoy the street life from their private balconies; other guests can enjoy floor to ceiling windows in their rooms that provide an unobstructed view of the neighborhood and the magnificent skyline. The use of channel glass in the rooms opens up the space to the streetscape below without compromising privacy.
Right as you walk into the lobby, you get the sense of calm & feel right at home-the luxurious leather seats, curated book selection from neighborhood favorite Phaidon Books and Jennifer Steinkamp’s video installation on view, you sense the hotel’s and neighborhood’s personality. Everywhere you turn, there are custom graphics that immediately put a smile on your face, from the silhouette on the wall accompanying you up the stairs to the restroom sign in the lobby, the design team left no stone unturned.
Creating a place that connects visitors to the neighborhood in an authentic way is at the heart of this project. The Nolitan was created by Veracity Development, which has deep roots in this community and is fully invested in the long-term growth and prosperity of Nolita.
“The Nolitan Hotel is a very intimate property and we want every guest to feel at home. We only have 55 rooms, which means we can really get to know our guests and provide them with a level of personalized service they simply couldn’t get at other hotels. This is a place where you will be greeted by first name and where you will be remembered when you come back,” said Patrik Horstmann General Manager of The Nolitan.
Since The Nolitan is about feeling at home and like a part of the community, creating comfortable and welcoming public spaces in the hotel was essential. The Nolitan features a lobby lounge, the on-site restaurant ellabess and a breathtaking rooftop.
The intimate hotel has 55 rooms, which means every guest can expect personalized attention and intuitive service. Guest rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes (eight types to be exact). There are Neighborhood rooms and Cityscape rooms – some with private balconies and others with floor to ceiling windows. There’s something for everyone at The Nolitan.
Each hotel room features a king or queen size bed, beautiful hardwood oak floors and Corian® accented bathrooms appointed with rain shower fixtures, plush bathrobes and bath amenities by Nolita’s own Red Flower. Most guest rooms have an open bathroom layout and a separate WC. Modern amenities such as 37” HD flat screen televisions by LG, iPod enabled stereos by Vers and premium in-room entertainment are standard in all guest rooms.
The hotel prides itself on providing guests with an affordable mini bar with a wide variety of offerings from classic standards like M&Ms to health-conscious choices like coconut water and Pop Chips, and peanut allergy sensitive products like non-factory made cookies.
Services & Amenities
The Nolitan Hotel’s services and amenities provide all the comforts of home combined with the luxury that makes staying in a boutique hotel special. To provide superior service, The Nolitan has created a suite of services and amenities that truly distinguish the hotel. All hotel guests can take advantage of special shopping offers, personalized services and discounts provided by partnering neighborhood boutiques and brands. There are also Nolitan branded skateboards and bicycles for loan at the front desk, so you can really hit the streets.
The Nolitan is proud to feature world-class dining on-site, and its restaurant, ellabess, which is already open. ellabess, a seasonal American restaurant headed by acclaimed chef Troy Unruh, is operated by Epicurean Management, the hospitality company whose restaurants include New York City favorites dell’anima, L’Artusi and Anfora. Unruh will offer guests a variety of market fresh dishes, such as Peeky Toe Crab with Squash, Uni Butter, Cilantro, and Sesame Cracker; Roasted Lamb Sirloin with Black Cardamom and Baby Fennel; and Rhubarb Clafouti with Sweet Corn Ice Cream. Unruh’s menu will be complemented by a diverse and thoughtful beer, wine and cocktail list featuring a variety of classic and contemporary drinks. The 70-seat restaurant and lounge is designed by Grzywinski+Pons, and features two full walls of windows, providing natural light throughout the space and enabling guests to watch the activity in the neighborhood. Diners will also find custom-made oak tables and chairs, Austrian white oak floors, and a white Carrera marble bar. ellabess will be open daily, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will be a destination for hotel guests and New Yorkers alike.
The Nolitan’s rooftop offers 2,400 square feet of deck space with sweeping city views of downtown, midtown, Brooklyn and more. The hotel’s landscaped rooftop offers seating which can be configured for special events or private parties. The rooftop’s design creates the ultimate oasis in the city with shade canopies for sunny days and an outdoor fireplace for chilly nights.
About The Nolitan Hotel
Located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, The Nolitan Hotel is the first boutique luxury hotel to open up shop in Nolita – one of the city’s most endearing neighborhoods. The Nolitan offers all the service, style and amenities of a luxury hotel, without the stuffiness. It’s a place where guests will feel at home and a part of the neighborhood. The Nolitan Hotel is focused on connecting its guests to the best of the neighborhood and providing those special touches that make guests feel welcome and a part of the family when they are here.
Overall, a stay at The Nolitan Hotel is going to give you the genuine New York experience that you crave when visiting the city, a real sense of belonging and incredibly personal service. It’s the kind of “luxury meets low-key” hotel you always wished you could find in New York City. Check out their opening rates and book your stay now at www.nolitanhotel.com.