Andaz 5th Avenue – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Free WiFi, local calls and nonalcoholic minibar items
- Marble bathrooms with benches in the oversize showers
- Attentive, personalized service, including check-in over a drink in the lobby lounge
- Free wine hour from 6-8 pm daily
What To Know
- The property is steps away from Bryant Park
- 24-hour fitness center and room service
- Valet parking is $69 to $80 per day
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tony Chi converted the 1916 Rogers Peet Building (former Tommy Hilfiger offices) into a serenely stylish hideaway in the heart of Midtown. Like all hip city dwellers, the Andaz is effortlessly cool, all clean lines, lacquer and chrome. In lieu of a traditional front desk, you sit in the lounge on a leather settee sipping a drink while the staff fills in your details on an iPad. On the walls you’ll find a mix of pieces, from murals by local high school students to a stunning 14-foot vermilion acrylic piece by Carlos Capelán.
Bed & Bath
The 184 rooms feel loftlike and minimalist, with 12-foot ceilings, clean lines and a monochromatic palette of midnight, diamond-white and beige. But they’re not at all cold, thanks to rich textures like nubby linen, velvet and leather, and perks like free WiFi and minibars. Towering windows overlook the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and an inner courtyard — all with double-paned glass, to ensure a good night’s sleep. Spa-like marble bathrooms pamper with Bigelow products and benches in the oversize showers.
A steady crowd of media and fashion types take meetings and sip cocktails in the glass-walled lounge and event spaces, or share tapas at the sexy subterranean bar. At the Shop restaurant, chefs go to town in the open kitchen, cooking up seasonal comfort fare with ingredients from local purveyors and regional farms. There’s a small retail section that’s great for finding unique souvenirs, like locally-made soaps and jams, or on-the-go breakfasts and picnic provisions. Thankfully, the gym stays open 24 hours, in case you want to work off all that indulgence.
In the Area
Directly across the street from the hotel are the stunning hallowed halls of the New York Public Library and, behind that, Bryant Park. In the summer you’ll find free movie nights, public ping-pong tables and picnic spots galore; in the winter, a skating rink and a popular holiday market. You’re also a five-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal, which features the Mad Men–style cocktail lounge the Campbell Apartment and the old New York glamour of the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Window-shop as you stroll up Fifth Avenue to Top of the Rock, the panoramic observation deck at Rockefeller Center, which has killer 360-degree views of Manhattan.
How to Get There
The hotel was really beyond anything we expected.. The check in was so easy and friendly. The room was ready early.. Our room was spacious for NYC and a superb bathroom The restaurant was very cool and the food was great and the staff very friendly!!
Fantastic Hotel, great staff and service, nicely located.
Isaac greeted me with a big smile and helped me with my luggage, room was available (checked in around 11.00).
Love the spacious room, fantastic shower(s) and bathroom, clean and comfy bed etc etc.
I stay about 35 days a year in NY, this hotel is in my top 3 hotels of NY.
Only few negative points:
-they charge 30 Dollars and you get some free stuff (soft drinks, free worldwide calls, 20 Dollar for food... I was ok with it, except they forgot to deduct this from my bill.
-The view from my room (513)....there was no view; looked at a courtyard.
Hopefully they will give me a better room next time :-)
We stayed at the Andaz on 5th from August 7-11 in a 2bed 2bath suite on the 14th floor with our teen. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted and instantly helped. It was late when we arrived and they made us dinner reservations, poured us a glass of wine, helped us with our bags and parked our car. It was so easy!! Also, I have severe allergies to artificial fragrances in soaps, detergents and air fresheners. The room was PERFECT!! I had absolutely no problems staying here. The housekeeping manager did a fantastic job making sure our room was clean of chemicals. My family will definitely return to this hotel. It is so wonderful to know that you can stay in a hotel with severe allergies and have no problems at all because they really care. They are AMAZING!! And did I mention the views of the city are GREAT and the room service was DELICIOUS!!