From the in-box: detailed press materials and promotional photos announcing an August 1st opening for the Nolitan Hotel. The long-delayed project, located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth streets, is the “first boutique hotel to grace Nolita – one of the most endearing and authentic neighborhoods in New York City,” the media release boasts. The hotel has been controversial with neighbors (see our previous coverage), due to alleged Building Department violations. More photos and information after the jump.
Hotel operators say:
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. 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… (The neighborhood) is one of the last quintessential places offering a real New York experience. It’s a place full of commerce, culture and New York characters. It’s a very special place that is dear to my heart,” says Edmond Li, Owner of Veracity Development. “With The Nolitan Hotel, I hope to share this place with citizens of the world, while creating a hub for the neighborhood that year-round residents can enjoy. The Nolitan Hotel is both a luxury boutique property and a neighborhood place where everyone will feel at home.”
The Nolitan’s lobby lounge, which includes a library “curated by Phaidon Books” will offer cocktails and “a quick bite to eat.” A full-service restaurant, elebess, opens July 18th (the pre-party seems to have already begun). It’s operated by Epicurean Management, which also runs spots like dell’anima, L’Artusi and Anfora. There’s also a 2400 square foot roof deck, available for special events and parties.