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The James Hotels has unveiled plans to debut a property in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood this summer. Located at Madison Avenue and 29th Street, the former Carlton Hotel will be updated by locally based designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and will feature “locally sourced influential facets as part of its brand ethos,” project participants say.

Housed within an early 20th century beaux-arts-style building, the luxury hotel will feature 344 guest rooms, including 28 suites, with design elements reminiscent of treasures global nomads collect during their travels.

John Meadow’s New York-based restaurant group, LDV Hospitality, will serve as the hotel’s F&B partner with plans to open several on-site concepts, including the Scarpetta restaurant and bar/lounge. The property will also include 4,500 sq. ft. of event space, including a grand ballroom and four private meeting spaces.

“The James New York-NoMad brings another distinct personality to our family,” says Carl Cohen, chief experience officer at Denihan Hospitality Group, the owner/operator of The James Hotels boutique brand, as well as the Affinia Hotel Collection and The Benjamin and The Surrey hotels in New York. “As we roll out new properties over the next year, The James Hotels will be known for offering mindfully elevating experiences.”

The Carlton Hotel is currently part of Marriott Intl.’s Autograph Collection and will convert to The James flag this June. Other James locales are in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, Chicago and West Hollywood (the latter hotel is set to open in May).

Mary Scoviak in NYC


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