Andaz 5th Avenue
Here at Luxury Travel Diary, we love the Hyatt brand, particularly Park Hyatt hotels. The Andaz by Hyatt is the brand’s youthful and hip offering, where check-in is via staff wandering around with iPads, the design is modern, and the lighting is moody.
The Hyatt Andaz 5th Avenue is located in Midtown Manhattan across the road from the New York public library, and in November and December, the Christmas Village is almost adjacent to Bryant Park. The hotel is only a mile or so from Central Park, so you can pretty much walk anywhere. Alternatively, several subway stations within two blocks, including Grand Central station.
The Andaz experience begins the moment you arrive through the bronze-colored doors of our midtown Manhattan hotel and are greeted by an Andaz Host. Have a drink in the bar downstairs while checking in via handheld PC or en-route to your loft-style Manhattan hotel room.
The 184 loft-style guest rooms are spacious for New York with very comfortable beds. The high ceilings give a feeling of luxury. The marble bathrooms are very modern with porcelain foot baths, a glass counter area with two lovely sinks, magnifying mirror, a hairdryer, rainforest showerheads, and nice amenities. Nice Andaz touches include free internet and a free minibar for soft drinks and snacks (don’t hesitate to chase if your minibar has not been refreshed). The higher rooms at this Andaz have a great view and a window seat so that you feel like you are sitting in your very own loft apartment. There are also 47 spacious suites that offer private balconies or landscaped terraces.
At this Andaz, there is also a 24-hour gym, complimentary wine in the evening, complimentary waters, and coffee in the morning, plus there is a fun restaurant on the main level and a cool bar in the basement.
Rates And Diamond Member Offerings
The daily rate tends to start at around $425 USD at the Andaz 5th Avenue, while the hotel is a category six hotel so it costs 25,000 points per night and expect the Diamond amenity to be either 1,000 points or a $15 USD food and beverage credit. If you want to apply for a Diamond suite upgrade but can’t see availability when you first book, keep checking back as suite availability may well open up closer to your arrival date.
Overall, whether you are a Hyatt fan or not, this is a great hotel option for New York City with a boutique and trendy feel. I love the loft-style suites with terraces. They are the highlight of this hotel.
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