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
One of the best hotels location!! Feel the vibe of NYC, right in he heart of the city, across Bryan Park. Definitely a unique location, walking distance to time square, Broadway, Chrysler building, Empire State and NYC public library. Andaz has a great bar that makes feel the NYC atmosphere.
We often travel to NY for business and stay at The Mandarin Oriental or the Peninsula New York. Because of the marathon both those hotels were sold out. We opted to remain in the area and stay here - and we were pleasantly surprised! I checked in around 6:30 AM (coming off a red eye). There was some complications regarding the booking but Michael, the overnight receptionist was FANTASTIC. He was more than helpful, resourceful, welcoming, and efficient - offering solutions and being more than accommodating. He is fantastic - a true hospitality professional - excellent service, Michael! Isaac the doorman was also fantastic, helping me get around and always offering a smile upon my departure or welcome back. Fantastic job, gentleman.
Staying in the most basic king suite in the north tower and pleasantly surprised by the generous room proportions - clean design - free snack and non alcoholic minibar - incredibly large bath room with large walk in shower especially by New York standards. Very limited room service but both dinner and breakfast were very tasty.
Also the advantage of not having a view is that the rooms overlooking the inner courtyard are incredibly quiet.
Downside - incredibly bad housekeeping. Returned to the room to find no replacement of toiletries - room has not been hoovered - sticky spill on bedside table still there - and when I tried to call the concierge or housekeeping or operator put on endless hold then call dropped.
Won’t be staying here again.