Rendering courtesy of Flag Luxury Group; portrait of José Andrés by Blair Getz Mezibov
Renowned chef José Andrés is growing his presence in New York City with two new restaurants in The Ritz-Carlton hotel currently rising in Nomad. Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup has been tapped by developer Flag Luxury Group to oversee all food and beverage at the 250-room hotel which is slated to open in 2021. In addition to the two restaurants, the group will run a rooftop bar, lobby lounge, and in-room dining services. Andrés made his NYC debut in 2019 with the opening of Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards, a 35,000 square-foot food hall encompassing three restaurants, tapas kiosks, a Spanish goods market, and several bars.
No further details about the offerings have been released so far but we can look to Andrés’ portfolio for some clues. The award-winning chef has been lauded for popularizing Spanish cuisine stateside. Together with his team, Andrés has opened nearly three dozen spots across the country, ranging from food trucks to two Michelin star-winning restaurants: minibar in Washington D.C. and Somni at the SLS Beverly Hills.
The 38-story Ritz-Carlton is underway at 1185 Broadway and will be the hotel’s second Manhattan location in addition to the Ritz-Carlton Central Park. Rafael Viñoly designed the $500 million project, which will also comprise 16 residences and feature interiors by Yabu Pushelberg.
As CityRealty recently noted, it’ll be the latest addition to Nomad’s “hotel row,” which includes the Ace Hotel, Flatiron Hotel, NoMad Hotel, and the forthcoming Virgin Hotel on Broadway between 29th and 30th Streets.
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