Richie Akiva's The Ned NoMad celebrated their one-year anniversary on June 8th, 2023. Hosted by Richie Akiva, the enchanted evening kicked off with flowing Moet Chandon champagne, stations featuring caviar delights, oysters, lobster rolls, and a bevy of passed hors d'oeuvres showcasing The Ned's chef favorites. The ceiling was filled with gold-inspired metallic balloons, sheer metallic drapery, and disco ball accents while jazz performers welcomed guests. Beautifully costumed dancers featuring champagne dresses, gold glitter ensembles, and extravagant headpieces rotated the room and performed on platforms, with a look and style inspired by the 1920s Era Ziegfeld Follies showgirls.
The Ned NoMad helmed by Richie Akiva is a sophisticated hotel and members' club located in the heart of New York's historic North Madison district of Manhattan. The Ned NoMad, part of the Membership Collective Group, opened its doors in June 2022 in The Johnston Building, named after the original owner, Caroline A. Johnston. The first "The Ned' outpost opened in the UK in 2017, a concept created by Soho House founder Nick Jones. The New York property is led by global hospitality entrepreneur Richie Akiva, where he has teamed up with MCG Executive Chairman Ron Burkle to establish The Ned in the U.S. The Ned NoMad includes 'Ned's Club,' their exclusive member's club featuring a rooftop bar and terrace restaurant, all evoking 1920s glamor, with members' spaces such as The Library Room, The Atrium, The Dining Room, The Snug, The Magic Room, The Ned bar and more, plus 167 beautifully restored bedrooms, the Little Ned two-level pub and a Cecconi's Restaurant. Built in 1903, the limestone façade and original architectural features will be honored, with interiors designed and directed by the Soho House Design team, inspired by the existing Beaux-Arts style. Visit their website for membership and hotel information, www.thenednomad.com. Their newest Washington D.C. location has just been announced, following the recent opening of The Ned Doha. Follow @TheNedNoMad @RichieAkiva