Andaz 5th Avenue Opens July 5
Back in January we wrote about the soft opening for the Andaz Wall Street. Its sister property, the Andaz 5th Avenue, the second Andaz property in New York and the fifth in the collection, plans to open its doors on July 5, 2010.
The Andaz 5th Avenue takes its design cues from the midtown Manhattan neighborhood. The interiors designed by Tony Chi are meant to be loft-like and reflect the city's century-old apartment residences. The hotel's 485 Fifth Avenue location was once the largest and last of the Rogers, Peet & Co. department stores, later becoming the Tommy Hilfiger global headquarters before its transformation into Andaz 5th Avenue.
Of the 184 rooms, 36 are suites and six of have terraces overlooking the New York Public Library. Guestrooms have 12-foot ceilings, and double glazed windows. Black-washed poplar shutters enclose the oversized bathrooms that are lined in polished travertine marble, with rainfall shower heads, dual sinks, and amenities from New York apothecary C.O. Bigelow. Each room has a black porcelain footbath in the shower area with a spout dedicated to filling it. The Andaz XL Two-Bedroom Terrace Suite is 1,779 square feet and has a landscaped terrace with views of both the Hudson River and the East River. Splash Suites feature an egg-shaped, free-standing bathtub, positioned in the center of the oversized bathroom for the best views of the New York Public Library and the Empire State Building.
Andaz 5th Avenue provides complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel as well as calls to local area codes. Guests can also enjoy mini-bars stocked with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, all free of charge and replenished daily. The ground-level shop serves Blue Bottle coffee, pastries, goodies from local purveyors such as chocolate geniuses, the Mast Brothers and goat cheese farmers Beekman 1802.
A 38-seat restaurant on the ground floor offers foods sourced from New York State farms and local purveyors such as Katz's Delicatessen, Sullivan Street Bakery, and the Pickle Guys. The bar in the cellar serves small-batch liquors and a curated selection of wines by the glass along with small and medium plates to share. The property is now accepting reservations from July 5, 2010 at a preview rate starting at $295. Starting September 1, rates begin at $435.