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The design style of ANdAZ 5th Avenue keeps it functional but chic. Each area of the hotel is named to be as user-friendly as possible. For example, make a drink reservation at The Bar Downstairs; grab a coffee or meal at The Shop; allow time to work out at The Gym. The casual naming conventions are designed to mirror the ease and comfort of home. Don't get us wrong — the hotel is sophisticated (there's a reason Vogue has hosted Fashion Week parties here) — but the low-key, slightly edgy vibe takes the pressure off. Designed by Tony Chi, the 184-room hotel boasts high ceilings, tall glass doors, rich woods and original modern art. There's even an outdoor mural — part of the entrance to The Bar Downstairs — that changes every three months, thanks to an artist-in-residence program at the Midtown Manhattan hotel.
There are two main themes within ANdAZ 5th Avenue: The first pays tribute to the New York Public Library (located across the street) with a mini library inside the lobby lounge. Sip a complimentary glass of wine and peruse the books with other guests. The other theme is fashion. It’s an obvious connection given the Fifth Avenue address and proximity to the some of the world's best shopping. As with all ANdAZ hotels, it's all about the details. For example, the floor-to-ceiling windows lining all of The Shop’s walls provide a breathtaking view of the library, while the speakeasy ambiance of The Bar Downstairs makes you feel like you went off the radar for a bit. The bottom line: Make sure to explore during your stay at the New York hotel.