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The James New York – NoMad

The James New York – NoMad, formerly The Carlton Hotel, is located on the corner of 29th Street and Madison Avenue in central Manhattan. HR Construction Group transformed the property into a luxury boutique hotel with a flair local culture and intuitive touches. The remodel included the renovation of 368 guestrooms, suites, and adjoining corridors, in addition to a complete public space remodel and redesign.



  • Category: Hospitality
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Owner/Client: 88 Madison Hotel Fee Owner, LLC
  • Interior Designer: Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC
  • Architect: R. Wade Johnson Design
  • Contract Value: $30.2 Million
  • Duration: 17 Months


  • Completed demolition and remodel of 368 guestrooms and all common corridors
  • Remodeled the guest elevator cab interior
  • Installed two LULA (Limited Use Limited Access) elevators
  • Upgraded the building’s fire alarm system and added an additional fire line feed to the building’s fire protection system
  • Completed the Facade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP) – Local Law 11 scope of work
  • Renovation of the hotel’s public spaces, which included:
    • Moving the existing lobby entrance from Madison Avenue to 29th Street
    • Developing and expanding a new upscale restaurant, high-end lounge, three new meeting rooms, and ballroom
    • Adding retail spaces on Madison Avenue and 28th Street frontages
  • Infilled the existing original lobby on Madison Avenue to create two levels of proposed retail space, using large steel members and concrete
NEWH DC Chapter,
Gold Maven Sponsor
AGC of America
Allied Member SM Seal
International Hospitality Institute