Monday, August 9, 2010
Start your trip by checking into the new Andaz 5th Avenue which opened July 5th and is located across the street from the main branch of the New York Public Library and Bryant Park. Their loft-like guestrooms designed by Tony Chi will make you feel like a local with floor to ceiling windows and views of the library and the Empire State Building. (It will be the place to stay when the library celebrates its 100th anniversary and the completion of the $50 million, 3-year renovation project.) Better yet stay in a suite with a private balcony or a landscaped terrace and have a pre-party with the complimentary mini-bar (booze not included). Other features that impress us are the free WiFi and the self-check in using a hand held PC. The Andaz' location in midtown Manhattan makes it a great launching pad wherever you're headed out in the city.
Introductory rates start at $295 through September 1st, after which rates rise to $435.