Welcome to The Fifth Avenue Hotel
The Fifth Avenue Hotel is a sanctuary of unsurpassed comfort in New York City where visionaries, artists, disruptors, wanderers, and connoisseurs discover new enchantments to savor.
A Kaleidoscopic Journey
Our founder, Alex Ohebshalom, has traveled the globe collecting experiences, memories, ideas, and treasures, and has distilled them into a vision of warm and gracious hospitality abundant in sensory delights.
A Feast for the Senses
Our signature restaurant, Café Carmellini, awakens every sense with its theatrical design, lively atmosphere, and elegant menu by James Beard Award-winning chef, Andrew Carmellini, while The Portrait Bar, named for the exceptional collection of artwork that adorns its wood-paneled walls, is destined to be the room where one thousand and one New York stories begin.
Both venues, as well as our Mansion Ballroom, The Study & The Conservatory are available for private events.
Comfort and Delight
As kindred travelers, we are devoted to caring for our guests as we would in our own homes—from thoughtful touches like a personal tablet, high-speed Wi-Fi, and complimentary soft drinks and snacks in each room, to grand gestures like access to our luxury house car and Les Clefs D’Or concierge service.
About Flâneur Hospitality
The spirit of the flâneur—an urban wayfarer and observer, who believes that to be present in the moment is the ultimate luxury—is the essence of everything we do at The Fifth.
The Mansion and The Tower
The Fifth Avenue Hotel is built on the former estate of Mrs. Charlotte Goodridge, a legendary Gilded Age hostess whose home was the epicenter of culture and discourse in 19th-century New York City. The mansion then housed a fine art gallery before being reimagined by legendary architectural firm McKim, Mead & White as the stately Second National Bank.
Today, following a 10-year restoration by Flâneur Hospitality, the original brick and limestone Renaissance-style palazzo is complemented by a shimmering 24-story modern glass tower. The two impressive edifices embody the marriage of classic, sumptuous luxury and sophisticated innovation that help to create an unsurpassed guest experience at The Fifth.