MADE — New York, USA
The hotel scene in New York’s NoMad neighbourhood continues to blossom with the arrival of Made. Located in an 18-storey building that is slightly set back on a street lined with quirky one-off retail shops, the 108-room property is the brainchild of developer Sam Gelin, whose goal was to ‘veer away from standard cookie-cutter hotels’.
For its first hotel project, LA-based Studio Mai has furnished the spaces with almost exclusively handcrafted materials, including lashings of timber that provide an understated setting for exposed custom raw-bronze shelving, polished stainless steel mirrors and rich hand-woven fabrics.
On the ground floor is a lobby bar and Paper, a neighbourhood coffee shop that serves freshly baked goods, while chef Greg Proechel – formerly of Le Turtle – churns out New American, vegetable-focused dishes from Feris, the subterranean restaurant accessible from the street.
For the ultimate New York vibe though, head to Good Behaviour, the thumping rooftop bar, where craft cocktails are served against a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.