Andaz 5th Avenue New York City | New York City, United States | Last Friday I checked IN at the Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel, in New York City. I am researching and reviewing hotels for an article I will be doing on Luxury Hotel + Restaurant Escapes in New York City for tourists or locals. What a lovely property, our Loft Suite was just perfect in style, size, design. We kept saying, this would be the ideal apartment style in New York. Not to mention the location right in the heart of Midtown, meters away from Bryant Park and across the street from the New York Public Library A. Schwarzman Building.
Our Loft Suite (483 square foot / 45 square meter) loft with 12 foot ceilings, separate sitting area, and large windows overlooking 42nd Street. The oversized travertine marble bathroom has a walk-in rain shower, double sinks and amenities from legendary apothecary C.O. Bigelow, with a black porcelain foot bath. Non-alcoholic mini-bar beverages and snacks, wireless Internet, local phone calls, and access to the gym are complimentary, and you’ll also find a Geneva Sound System with iPod dock and 42” HDTV.
Andaz, for those of you not familiar with the brand, represents a refreshing take on the boutique-style hotel, offering an atmosphere that is personal, vibrant and uncomplicated. Each hotel features the most adventurous, globally influenced design, yet also inhabits the sights, sounds and tastes of its surrounding neighborhood. Judging by location, concept, rooms, service and style, I would feel very comfortable to recommend Andaz 5th. Avenue to any of my clients and friends.
The hotel is built in two towers. The lobby area is very dynamic and happening. Check in is quick and easy, with one of the agents assisting you while standing on their laptops or walking you to your room. The gym is located on the lower level and is fully equipped with Cardio, Free Weights area. Spacious and what is best, open 24 hours.
The restaurant The Shop is located next to the main lobby, overlooking 5th Avenue, with beautiful night views of the New York Public Library and the American Radiator Building, one of my favorites in New York City. Casual, quiet and charming, following the style of Andaz, with focus on local flavor, it’s no surprise their restaurants and bars quickly become neighborhood favorites. I found a slight touch of Mediterranean influence on their menu. TIP: Great drinks. !!!
Full Flickr Photo Album of my experience at the Andaz 5th Avenue by Hyatt Hotels. Only comments I have about the property are: (1) I would have liked to have a door dividing the water closet and the rest of the bathroom. (2). The desk area needs more light both during day and night. (3). Next to the main door, they have a hook to hand the Do not Disturb sign and the Breakfast form. This was very annoying each time I would come in and out of the room. Both were flying all over the place with the wind. (4). The oversized shower, which is lovely, has a bowl to use salts for your feet. The bowl was there, but I never managed to find the bath salt. Other than this small details all was brilliant. Next weekend I will be checking out the Andaz Wall Street, their sister property in town, so please stay tuned. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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