With a mid-October opening date, The Fifth Avenue Hotel — from first time hotelier, Alex Ohebshaloma — is set to offer 153 guest rooms and suites, the historical gem and former bank transformed into luxury lodgings with lush interiors led by the internationally acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
Ready to transform the Madison Square Park area, the opening marks a ground-breaking new chapter for the New York landmark, introducing a transformational escape in the heart of Manhattan. Comprising The Mansion and the addition of The Tower (the former once the home and carriage house of Ms. Charlotte Goodridge, a leading figure in Manhattan’s Gilded Age society), The Fifth Avenue Hotel sees this five-storey Renaissance palazzo becoming home to luxurious bedrooms and outstanding gastronomy options.
Brudnizki worked closely with Ohebshalom to ensure the design was inspired by the history and heritage of The Mansion, the result a homage to the legacy and lifestyle of those who once resided on Fifth Avenue, offering a distinctly residential vision that immerses guests in an old-world glamour. Most guest rooms feature private terraces, as well as divine beds made up with fine Italian linens, artwork, and furnishings that enable travellers to sink deep into the lap of luxury.
Other design highlights include ruched pink silk-lined elevator landings; glittery chandeliers; a sweeping marble lobby lined with antique mirror-panelled walls, filled with bold custom-made furniture; as well as bookcases that resemble traditional black lacquered Chinese cabinets from the 19th century. A library draws inspiration from the residential designs of Italian villas and The Terrace, unusual for Manhattan and resembling a verdant, tumbling English garden.
Chef Andrew Carmellini of Locanda Verde, The Dutch, Lafayette and many more, will head up the array of restaurants and bars making the The Fifth Avenue Hotel an instant gastronomic destination. Alongside the hotel’s destination Signature Restaurant will be The Study, an intimate Portrait Bar and The Terrace, among others.
Taking rich history and making a bold new mark for the future, The Fifth Avenue Hotel is set to rejoice in an abundance of yesteryear luxury that guarantees a new generation of New York locals and visitors can enjoy the glory of the past alongside all the frills of the modern day.