Wayfarer travel TV encore: inside the stylish NH Collection Madison Avenue hotel in New York City

by James Wilkinson

Since it made its eagerly awaited debut in mid-2021, the NH Collection New York Madison Avenue has been one of midtown Manhattan’s hottest new hotels, thanks to its spacious, stylish rooms and fantastic food and beverage on offer. Wayfarer checks-in.

The NH Collection New York Madison Avenue is led by General Manager, Carlos Salomon, who says “staying at the enchanted property takes guests on a journey back in time to one of the most iconic periods of Gotham’s history”.

“Located in a building inspired by the Renaissance Revival architecture of the 1920’s, the hotel exudes splendour, creativity and all the buzz of the city’s Golden Age of Advertising,” he says.

“The NH Collection New York Madison Avenue allow guests to soak in the ambience of 1950’s Madison Avenue while enjoying all the conveniences of the new millennium. Its style is distinctly European, with a touch of eclectic elegance.

“That nostalgia carries through to the establishment’s common areas, designed to foster convivial experiences.

“Warm rooms with welcoming fireplaces, areas for resting in comfort and quiet but vibrantly decorated work spaces are just a few of the lobby’s charms.”

Salomon says surrounded by some of the most emblematic skyscrapers of New York’s skyline, most of the hotel’s 288 rooms offer stunning city views.

“With an exceptional terrace looking out over the Empire State Building, the Presidential Suite will give its fortunate guests a stunning vantage point from which to view the soul of the city,” he says.

“Decorated with elegant furniture crafted from walnut wood, both the suites and the deluxe rooms are equipped with the brand’s outstanding amenities, thus offering the highest standards of comfort.”

Also headlining the experience is the food and beverage on offer, including MAD Bar and Lounge, a top spot for cocktails, bites and live jazz music, as well as the latest NYC outpost of Serafina, which offers contemporary Italian cuisine crafted with quality ingredients and fused with an energetic vibe.

The NH Collection New York Madison Avenue is located in one of the most exciting areas of Manhattan, close to Grand Central Station, Times Square, Bryant Park and Broadway, as well as being easily accessible from the city’s three airports.

Also nearby are some of the Madison Avenue’s most fashionable boutiques, as well as shopping meccas such as Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s Herald Square.

To find out more about the stunning new property, NH Collection New York Madison Avenue General Manager, Carlos Salomon, spoke exclusively on camera to Wayfarer‘s award-winning host James Wilkinson, at the property recently. To view the video, click on the YouTube video at the top of the story.


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Air New Zealand flies to New York City direct from Auckland, a flagship route for the airline.

The flights are operated by Air New Zealand’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features three cabins, Economy, Premium Economy and up the front, Business Premier, headlined by flatbed seats (featuring mattress toppers and large pillows for overnight flights), fantastic food and wine, thousands of hours’ entertainment and brilliant Kiwi hospitality.

The flights to New York feature a new international menu showcasing the best New Zealand to one of the world’s leading gourmand nations, the United States of America.

Onboard, premium customers can enjoy the likes of seared salmon from Marlborough, free-range chicken from Waikato and crisp salads picked straight from orchards and fields in Gisborne, Waikato and the Manawatū.

On the wine front in Business Premier, expect some of New Zealand’s best drops, including Felton Road’s 2016 Block 3 Pinot Noir from Central Otago, the Stonecraft 2018 Crofters Syrah from Hawke’s Bay and the Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay.