Situated in the historical Giannini building at the cross-section of some of Downtown LA’s most energetic neighbourhoods, the NoMad Los Angeles takes a page from the New York flagship by claiming a historic landmark—here, it’s Giannini Place, a building formerly known as the original Bank of Italy in 1923, created by the Sydell Group, who are making some name for themselves as hoteliers with serious design integrity—has arrived on the USA’s west coast; bringing with it the sumptuous spirit of its original New York property.

The new look is the brainchild of brilliant French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, who also created the original NoMad. Features 241 rooms that nod to the Mediterranean country in terms of style and decoration; Garcia opting for a soft colour palette, custom-designed furnishings, European-style bathrooms with Terrazzo-flooring, and Bellino linens, bedding, and bathrobes. The curated art collection includes vintage photos, maps, ephemera, and art pieces that help tell their story connecting California to Italy.

With the Arts District, Fashion District, and Bunker Hill on the NoMad’s doorstep, chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of New York’s Eleven Madison Park, the restaurant currently sitting atop The World’s 50 Best—have created a casual food and drinks programme that not only complements the vibe of the hotel, but that is distinct to its flourishing neighborhood.

There is a casually elegant lobby restaurant with plush velvet seating; a cozy but chic library; an all-day Italian-inspired café that morphs into a wine bar at night; the sophisticated cocktail destination Giannini Bar; and the Mezzanine, a formal dining room.