new york: andaz 5th avenue opening

style-craving visitors to the big apple have a fav new pad. we’re talking the sleek andaz 5th avenue that opened earlier this week in the buzzing times square area. featuring 184 rooms and suites [six of which have terraces with fabulous views], the property is designed by new york-based architect tony chi, in a loft-like style. rooms are designed in timeless muted palette and open kitchens, and residential style furniture add a homey vibe. the use of natural materials provide a counterpoint to the sheen of white lacquer finishes and marquis lighting. needless to say, all rooms come with all the amenities you'd expect such as complimentary wifi and calls to local area codes, and free use of the well-stocked mini-bar. facilities of the andaz 5th avenue include a 38-seat gourmet restaurant, a bar and shop that sells artisanal goodies. additionally, the hotel offers an innovative meeting and events with a new york apartment-feel with the aptly-named apartment 2e space. once guests exit the elevators to the second floor, an expansive open kitchen is the first thing that comes into sight. designed as the center of the 6,500 sq.ft., everyone is invited to be a part of the action. location: 485 fifth avenue [times square]. © andaz