Hotel Love: NYC's MADE Hotel Inspired by Maker Movement


We scooped the news of MADE Hotel launching in NYC from our trusty friends over at Coolhunting and couldn't resist sharing this beautiful new zen-like retreat right smack in the heart of the city that doesn't sleep. From the hand-painted wall-tiles to handwoven fabrics peppered throughout, we could absolutely find ourselves as permanent guests. Not to mention, if we ever get around to the dream of renovating our house this would be the inspiration wholly.

The 108-room property in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood (North of Madison Square Park) takes inspiration from the recent maker movement happening in NYC and around the globe. Sam Gelin, a man with a finance and private aviation background, has put a ton of heart into this experience including an uber unique and tasty food and beverage program. The most covetable aspect of the hotel is the prime view guests are afforded of the Empire State Building from the epic rooftop.

Gelin worked with LA-based Studio MAI, the talented team behind Venice's Gjelina restaurant, to develop the aesthetic. While the attention to detail is impeccable, the rooms don't feel overdone showcasing evidence of makers more so than fabrication. Lastly, channeling the latest trend of minimalism, there's a simplicity to the layout that maximizes space in a genius way. 

“We’ve created a space that transitions seamlessly from morning to night,” says Gelin. “We want guests to start with a cup of coffee and stay into the evening to mingle over a craft cocktail.”

Authentic, intentional, the place where emotion and intelligence meet. This is MADE. From dawn to dusk (and the wee hours beyond), we’re guided by one simple idea: experiences are the new luxury.


Tailor-made for contemporary, global-minded, creative individualists who flatly, freely reject barriers and boundaries, MADE Hotel is a community of connected, consciously moving influencers - explorers inspired by the broadest definition of human expression. Ours is an inclusive urban hub, cosmopolitan and dynamic, fueled by New York’s sensory cacophony, yet laser focused on its place as warm retreat from the busy streets.

MADE Hotel is located at 44 W 29th St, New York. Standard room rates start around $350. Enjoy 30% off to celebrate the grand opening!

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Ibby Sasso

Wife, mom, "writer", pun lover, wannabe memory champion, candle and handwriting connoisseur. Public Relations veteran, most recently as director of PR, I oversaw global strategic communications for one of the most iconic American brands, Levi's. I like to travel and talk :P