Wayfarer TV exclusive: inside the stylish, remodelled Andaz Fifth Avenue in New York

485 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

by James Wilkinson

Located opposite the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building – well-known for its appearances in Ghostbusters and the Sex and the City movie – is one of our favourite boutique hotels in Midtown Manhattan, the Andaz Fifth Avenue.

The hotel partners with its famous neighbour extremely well – in the form of a book collection curated by the New York Public Library off the lobby, best enjoyed during the daily complimentary two-hour wine session from 6-8pm, and through personalised guided tours through the Schwarzman building.

While this has been one of our favourite things about the hotel since it opened, the stays have become all the better of late, thanks to a major makeover of the property that has seen its popular 184 residential-style rooms and suites take on an even more fashionable New York apartment feel (think new wood flooring, bedroom carpeting, new mattresses and bathroom finishes).

With a sumptuous in-room dining menu, unobtrusive service, a popular bar and restaurant below the lobby and the free mini-bars (non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, replenished daily), Andaz Fifth Avenue has all the essential elements for a brilliant night or a week away.

To give you an exclusive insight to the stylish property, award-winning host James Gregory Wilkinson is in New York City and catches-up with Andaz Fifth Avenue Director of Sales, Marketing and Events, Will Brandon, in the video below.


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American Airlines’ impressive International Flagship Business Class


American Airlines’ International Flagship Business Class is one of our favourite cabins in the sky on flights around the world, thanks to the comfortable seats, meals, drinks, entertainment, amenities and top-quality service on offer.

Available on the Boeing 787-8, 787-9, 777-200 and 777-300ER, American Airlines’ International Flagship Business Class is ideal cabin for both business and leisure travellers and is a standout particularly on long-haul routes like Los Angeles-Sydney, New York JFK-São Paulo and Dallas Fort Worth-London Heathrow.

From the seats to the service, Wayfarer Host and Editor-In-Chief James Wilkinson looks at what’s on offer in the video below.