Located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, The Nolitan Hotel is the first boutique hotel to grace Nolita – one of the most endearing and authentic neighborhoods in New York City. The Nolitan offers guests much more than luxurious design accommodations, unique amenities and fantastic food: it provides a genuine New York experience, 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.
The intimate hotel has 55 rooms, which means every guest can expect personalized attention and intuitive service. The Nolitan is hard at work making you feel at home BEFORE you even check in. Each reservation is followed up on with a direct email asking guests to complete a personal profile. The questions asked, enables the staff to anticipate needs and provide customized service. From the right pillow type, to arranging for organic groceries in your room, 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.
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.
Architecture & Design
The Nolitan was designed by Grzywinski+Pons, a New York City based practice that really understands the character of Nolita. Principals Matthew Grzywinski and Amador Pons worked closely with Veracity Development to create an authentic neighborhood place that both reflects and enhances the unique character of Nolita.
The design of the hotel emphasizes connectivity with the architecture of Nolita. 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; 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.
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 Lobby Lounge: The Nolitan’s lobby lounge is a place where you can kick back with friends and family for a drink, a quick bite to eat, or a leisurely game of chess. There’s also an impressive library curated by Phaidon Books. The lounge features a sunken seating area with a dramatic double height ceiling and appointments finished with lush fabrics and upholstery that are welcoming and warm, so settle in and get comfortable.
ellabess: The Nolitan is proud to feature world-class dining on-site. ellabess, the 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 offers 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 is 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 is open daily, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is be a destination for hotel guests and New Yorkers alike.
The Rooftop: 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.
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.
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