I found myself visiting New York often in 2012 and this meant I had quite the choice of hotels for my stays. Whether it was enjoying one of the great rooms at the Hyatt 48 Lex (corner suite, terrace studio) or one of the great rooms at the Hyatt Andaz 5th Avenue (Splash Suite, Andaz Suite or regular King) I couldn’t ignore the great opportunities to earn Hyatt points through the 65,000 imagination bonus or 44,000 possibilities bonus promotions. I maxed out both of these Hyatt promotions primarily through business stays in or around Manhattan including the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City which is only a quick train ride from the city.
In this post, we’ll share a brief review of the Splash Suite we were upgraded to on one of our stays at the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City.
Hyatt Andaz 5th Avenue In New York City
The Andaz 5th Avenue is located on the corner of 41st and 5th avenue directly across from the New York Public Library.
The lobby has a very open feel. The desk in the middle is the check in desk. The agent will take your information there, hand you a key to your room and off you go to enjoy the hotel. I must say, it has a very welcoming feel. Everytime I’ve arrived, they offered me a complimentary glass of wine or coffee upon arrival. Of course I obliged. And at check out they again offer complimentary coffee and a small gift (mints) before you leave the hotel.
There is a stair case off to the right of the lobby. It leads up to the second level where there is a kitchen, bar, and a bunch of spaces that are used for parties.
There was a very cool seating area with a wall of wine bottles that would be a nice place to catch up over a drink or read during the day.
The Kitchen upstairs has been empty every time I’ve visited the hotel. I’m not sure what it is used for, but it would be a great spot for a cooking class from one of the chefs in the hotel restaurant.
The hotel has some interesting art on the walls in both the rooms and hallways. For example, check out the art near one of the elevators in the hotel.
Hyatt Andaz 5th Avenue Splash Suite In New York City
This is in the top tier category or Hyatt hotels and requires 22,000 points per night. You can upgrade a paid stay to a suite or redeem points for a suite. Diamond members can receive a complimentary upgrade or use one of their 4 suite night upgrade certificates.
The room is located at the west side of the hotel looking out at 41st street and Fifth avenue.
We had stayed here quit a bit and had the opportunity to try out their regular king rooms, Andaz Suite and on this stay the Splash Suite. The room was huge. This would be an ideal room to stay in for a long trip to New York City. The minibar is located near the room entrance and includes complimentary soft drinks and waters.
Upon entering the room, the long desk area is located to the left. The orange chair was comfortable and it didn’t have wheels on it.
The living room was nice and complete with a large flat screen television.
The bathroom is what the Splash Suite is all about. There is an entire room dedicated to the full soaking tub, I guess this is the “splash” room in the Splash Suite.
To the right of the tub is a large bathroom that was very similar to all of the other bathrooms at the Andaz. The bathroom had stone walls and floors and was very large for a New York bathroom.
The interesting part about the shower was that it had a seat and a soaking bowl for your feet. This is probably a great treat after a long day walking in the city.
Another view of the splash room with the full soaking tub. Very cool design in this suite bathroom. The tub was the focal point of the splash room, of course.
The bedroom was the last room all the way at the other end of the suite. To get into the bedroom, you had to walk through the splash room. The room view was of the Public Library and Fifth avenue.
The bedroom came complete with another flat screen television and a small couch to relax.
Diamond Amenity Breakfast
It is no secret that we like the Hyatt Diamond breakfast amenity. Top tier Hyatt Diamond members receive complimentary breakfast at the Hyatt Andaz. I was able to order off the menu and was order would be taken off the bill at check out, up to $75. My order didn’t max out the $75, but it was nice to have that as an option in case I had Mrs Weekly Flyer with me on a trip to this hotel. Alternatively, you can take breakfast at the restaurant Shop downstairs.
The Lemon Poppy Seed pancake is talked about like a legend, but I still prefer the home made jelly donuts from the Hyatt 48 Lex. Which do you prefer?
The Andaz 5th Avenue Splash Suite is huge. This room would make for a great oasis after a long day/night in the city.
Leave Comment For Chance To Win Hyatt Platinum Extra Award
If you leave a comment describing your favorite thing to do in New York, especially near the Andaz 5th Avenue, you’ll have a chance to win a Hyatt Platinum Extra award. The Platinum Extra award offers the holder a choice of the following:
- Complimentary food and beverage
- 1,000 bonus points for dining (lunch or dinner with stay required)
- Regency Club or Grand Club Upgrade (valid in U.S. and Canada only)
- Or complimentary beverage at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House
These awards are going away in 2013, so this may be your last chance to receive one and use it before they go away. We’ll randomly select 1 lucky winner from the comments on Wednesday and mail out the certificate this week so the winner can use it as soon as possible.