A member of Hyatt's chic Andaz hotel group, Andaz 5th Avenue combines smart, modern decor with up-to-the-minute amenities. The location is a smart choice, too: The New York Public Library, guarded by the famous stone Library Lions, is right across the street. Bryant Park, behind the library, is a Midtown oasis with tree-shaded paths, food kiosks, and a wide lawn for soaking up the sun. Walk 10 minutes west to Times Square and Broadway theaters. Or stroll 10 minutes north along Fifth Avenue to shop the world-class boutiques and department storesincluding the flagship Saks.
With open public spaces created by acclaimed designer Tony Chi, Andaz 5th Avenue features modern artworks throughout, along with the latest travel-savvy conveniences (the hotel opened in 2010). In lieu of a reception desk, a host (available 24-hours) checks you in via laptop while you enjoy a complimentary beverage in the lounge. A touch-screen display is available for checkout and printing boarding passes. But not everything is high-tech: A lobby lending library has floor-to-ceiling bookcases stocked with volumes from the New York Public Library.
The Andaz' Shop restaurant provides a true farm-to-table dining experience, drawing from local farmers and purveyors for ingredients at the height of their season. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily from 6:30AM to 10:30AM in the restaurant. After dinner, head to the Bar Downstairs to sip a handcrafted cocktail by the fireplace, or at a communal table with old or new friends. If you get a second wind (easy in The City That Never Sleeps), a well-equipped fitness center is open 24 hours.
This hotel does not accomodate pets.
Retreat to a loft-style guestroom or suite with soaring ceilings, minimalist furnishings, and oversized windows (some overlooking the New York Public Library). High-tech amenities include touch panels controlling lights and window shades, large flat-panel HDTVs, and Geneva Sound Systems with iPod docks. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Enjoy a complimentary snack or nonalcoholic beverage from the minibar, or order room service (available 24 hours). Wrap yourself in a bathrobe and soak your tired tootsies in the porcelain footbath, or refresh in a rainfall shower with bath amenities from local apothecary C.O. Bigelow. In-room facial treatments and massages are also available to guests.
All guestrooms are non-smoking.