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
Spent Easter weekend in NYC with teenage sons and hubby. Location across from the library was perfect. Easy access to Grand Central and theater district. Service was outstanding! Suite was enormous. We will definitely return.
Absolutely fabulous overnight stay for a work related trip.
The location is stellar, in the middle of all the action. But once inside you don’t hear any street sounds. It is an island of luxury and peace!
Andaz was amazing in every single way and totally exceeded my expectations. Check-in was seamless and easy, even accommodated early check-in with no issues. The room was amazing, huge, modern, clean, and high end! 2 massive TVs, auto curtains, comfortable bed, massive bathroom with double sinks and huge shower with two shower heads including a rainfall shower head and even a waterfall faucet to clean feet. Absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way! Also, I should note the rooms were completely silent, absolutely no noise from the hall or street. We will definitely be staying there again and on top of everything it’s in the perfect location! We can’t wait to come back!
My first stay at Andaz and I would highly recommend. It had the feel of a very personable boutique hotel, yet big enough to offer some of the amenities of the larger hotel. The staff was well trained, friendly and efficient. Highly recommend.
The Andaz 5th exceeded all expectations. The quality of the hotel, friendly staff (Sacha was great) and incredible location were sufficient to get your mind off the cost of the hotel. Spacious rooms, enormous and attractive bathrooms and great use of technology added to the excellence of the hotel. The only negative point about the room was the lack of cupboard space and drawers. Two people staying for longer than a night would have trouble with the lack of storage space. Otherwise, great hotel!