Fifth Avenue Hotel to Open in NYC This Fall

Fifth Avenue Hotel is set to open in New York on 16 October following a decade-long transformation project. The 153-room property set on the corner of 28th Street and, well, Fifth Avenue, it’s within walking distance to Madison Square Park, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, and a clutch of tent-pole museums and galleries such as the Gagosian, Lisson Gallery and Fotografiska. 

A renovation has turned a former bank to a luxury hotel, which will now consist of two distinct accommodation elements The Mansion, a historic monument, and The Tower, a 24-storey new-build glass structure, with the concept being the vision of owner Alex Ohebshalom. Interior designer, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS).  takes his cues from not just the building’s Gilded Age credentials, but also the peripatetic travels of owner Alex Ohebshalom, a scion of the real estate Ohebshalom family, through Myanmar, Laos and Marrakech. 

Paying homage to the original building’s glamorous history, MBDS worked to a brief centered around a timeless, trend-defying scheme. In this vein, guests can expect an eclectic collection of art, classic details, and vintage furnishings across the hotel’s 153 guest rooms and social areas. Among these social spaces is an atmospheric library, finished in the style of a classic Italian villa, and The Terrace, a rare outdoor area that resembles a quintessential English garden.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel is also striving to become an NYC culinary hotspot, with restaurant veteran Andrew Carmicelli  across The Signature Restaurant, The Study, the intimate Portrait Bar and The Terrace, while small-scale dinners can be held at Wine Vault.