Andaz 5th Avenue
The city’s second property from Hyatt’s boutique brand—located directly across from the New York Public Library—has 184 loftlike guest rooms with 12-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and muted interiors by designer Tony Chi. With the signature Andaz check-in process (there’s no reception desk), you’ll be greeted by a tablet-toting host who accommodates you throughout your stay. Nods to New York City fill every nook and cranny: high-profile artists decorate the ever-changing Fifth Avenue doors with their vision of Gotham; the Shop restaurant incorporates fresh food from local purveyors (donuts from Brooklyn’s popular Dough bakery); and guest room sconces resemble early 1900s subway lanterns. And if you’ve been strolling the streets in sandals on a scorching summer day, you’ll certainly appreciate thebathroom’s porcelain footbath.