Filed by: Ellie MacPherson.

Think mellow – a little bit zen, definitely edgy and positively happening in “the bar downstairs”. This terrific hotel in The Bryant Park neighbourhood began life as one of the city’s great department stores, Rogers Peet & Company.

The Bar Downstairs

Located across the street from the iconic New York Public Library, the Andaz on 5th is well situated. Entering the calming space after a hectic ride from the airport, you won’t find a traditional “front desk”, but rather an “island” where you can chat leisurely with attentive hosts while checking in. Adjacent, a small lobby lounge offers a quiet spot to meet friends, or after 5:00pm, head to the vibrant “bar downstairs” for hand-crafted cocktails and delicious Latin style tapas designed for sharing. Relaxed dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in “the shop” with views to 5th Avenue & 41st Street.

Guest rooms have a loft-like vibe with unique design elements. 12’ ceiling to floor windows offer NYC views and some suites offer balconies or terraces, while complimentary mini bars are stocked with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Meeting space at Andaz on the 5th

There is inspired meeting space on the 2nd floor. Whimsically named Apartment 2E, several of the rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, a few with stand-out views of the NY Public Library and 5th Avenue. The floor features a fully equipped open concept kitchen which is perfect for guests to interact with the chefs – don’t all parties end up in the kitchen? Additionally, an interior courtyard offers a quiet oasis in as part of the creative environment of Apartment 2E.

The best of Manhattan is at your doorstep and the Andaz’s Hosts and Cultural Insiders will help you discover NY like a local. Whether it’s a traditional landmark or their own secret places, this team will provide expertise that only a true New Yorker can!


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