The pandemic brought about change and new beginnings for many, including much of Manhattan’s most storied skyline including the Johnston Building which was recently home to the infamous NoMad Hotel. Reopening in June 0f 2022 as The Ned NoMad after the hotel suddenly closed for renovations in March of 2021. While the closing was bittersweet for many, Soho House & Co. has done a fine job honouring its past, elevating the interior, and overhauling the crowd.
The hotel and members club is the perfect exclusive hub in midtown, to dine, work, and stay if you’re coming to the city. The Ned features a club floor and dining room with nightly live music, a rooftop bar and terrace restaurant, 167 bedrooms and a Cecconi’s restaurant open to the public. While Ned’s Club requires a separate membership from the standard Soho Houses around the world, hotel guests are granted temporary member privileges to use to space during their stay.
While the building still bares many familiar touches from The NoMad, the hotel rooms have been left almost exclusively untouched. Many of the rooms and suites include vintage furnishings, a generous claw foot tub, and complimentary Soho Skin and Cowshed products. While we expected more of a refresh aligning with the newer Soho House openings around the world, the hotel rooms are perfectly comfortable as always, even if they were missing the tea set and silver cookie jar you’ll find at other houses (we are told they’re still available on request).
The Soho House Design Team has freshened up the rest of the building with new furniture, fixtures, and an impressive art collection, including over 150 works curated by Soho House Head of Collections Kate Bryan. While no photos are allowed around the house, guests and members will enjoy works by Laurie Simmons, Kambui Olujimi, Zoe Buckman, Ilana Savdie, Rachel Jones, Issy Wood, and Christopher Myers, among others.
The NoMad Bar is now a more relaxed Little Ned, an extension of the Lounge and the Library, all members-only spaces for the moment, which still bare the same gothic charms of its past life. The Ned also features Manhattan’s first Ceccconi’s location, following the Dumbo House opening back in 2017, and features famous dishes from Northern Italy enjoyed by both members and the general public alike.
On the second floor, guests and members will find The Magic Room, a dark and cozy event space for live music and programming with design influenced by Art Deco 1930’s cabaret clubs and an outdoor space with petite Murano glass lanterns. Ned’s Club also extends up to the rooftop with a gorgeous outdoor terrace dotted with a Rotunda, guest can lounge, drink, and dine enjoying breathtaking views of the city skyline.
Check out a few of our film photos taken during our stay below and click here for membership and room inquiries.