The NoMad: NYC’s First Hotel Conversion to Seek LEED Rating

Renovations to this 12-story Beaux-Arts-style building would make The NoMad the first hotel conversion in New York City to pursue LEED certification.

According to Crain’s, Michael Rawson, the head of GFI Hotel Co., is close to announcing plans for The NoMad, a 160-room renovation of a 12-story Beaux-Arts-style building on Broadway between 28th and 29th Streets just north of Madison Square Park (hence the moniker). Notwithstanding several new local hospitality developments that will seek LEED ratings, the project would be the first hotel conversion in New York City to pursue LEED certification, though specific green features have yet to be revealed.

The project will feature 11 suites whose interiors will be designed by Jacques Garcia and also include a roof garden and restaurant. Mr. Rawson, who has worked closely with hotelier Andre Balazs on other projects including The Mercer, plans on opening the hotel in the fall of 2009.

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