Andaz Wall Street Hotel in New York City | New York City, United States | Following with my research for Luxury Stay + Dine Weekends in New York City for Tourists or Locals, this weekend I Checked IN at the Andaz Wall Street hotel, right in the heart of the financial district of Manhattan. I know, kind of a weird area for a tourist right. But let me tell you, this section of the city has lots of interesting points and attractions to explore for a weekend, and a full different experience of the Big Apple. Of course that if you are in town for business in this area, it is the quintessential option.
Sister property of the Andaz 5th Avenue where I spend my last weekend, follows the same concept signature of Andaz, refreshing take on the boutique-style, 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. On the video above you can see my Corner Suite, overlooking Wall Street.
In New York’s financial district, few commodities are as sought-after as a living space with natural light. It’s easy to find in this sun-filled 610 square foot/57 square meter loft-style corner New York hotel suite with four 7 foot tall windows. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, plus complimentary mini bar with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and local telephone calls, This L-shaped corner room offers a plush king bed, separate sitting area and large bath with walk-in rain shower and a separate deep soaking tub. Contemporary design elements in this New York City hotel room include locally crafted, brushed metal artwork, plus a unique wardrobe valet that incorporates a safe, closet, full-length mirror and other storage elements into one unit. You’ll enjoy modern amenities such as two 42” LCD TVs with HD channels, Geneva sound system, cordless phone.
Yes you have to love the concept of having your bathroom integrated to the room, which I am a bit bias about it, but most of the times, would rather have it separate, especially when sharing the room, but hey that is my point of view. I did LOVE the Bigelow natural bath Amenities in the bathroom.
Another thing I found a bit unpractical, where the shades on the window, which can only be moved horizontally (not in the most gracious or smooth way), not being rolled up, in a way blocking part of the great views of the Financial District. From Friday on, and for the full weekend, Wall Street is quite, silent and beautiful to explore and walk around. Try the Farmer’s Market just out of the hotel, walk to the promenade or try some of the local gourmet options. Be a tourist for a day in your own city.
We had dinner at Wall & Water, the featured restaurant of the hotel, and for our surprise, it was quite busy and happening. Hudson Valley inspired menu offers farm-to-table seasonal ingredients enjoyed at either communal or private tables with open views to the kitchen. Choose from signature dishes or customize from market list menu. You have to love a great set of Oysters, with Russian Vodka Martinis, Cheese Polenta. But that was only the beginning of a great dinner.
Time to relax, and yes right in the heart of the financial district, one of Manhattan’s most busy neighborhoods during the week, but an oasis of silence and quietness during the weekends, just a few minutes away from Midtown, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Bryant Park, among others. Photo above is me, enjoying the views of Wall Street from the bed at my Corner Suite. Out of the two Andaz properties in New York, I must say I prefer the Andaz 5th Avenue, but again if you are visiting New York for business and need to be close to the financial area, this is your choice to make. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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