The Fifth Avenue Hotel Celebrates Its Grand Opening
It has been an exhilarating season of firsts for The Fifth! We flung open the doors to our beautiful new hotel in New York City this fall, a long-anticipated moment Condé Nast Traveler encapsulated by declaring, “Midtown finally has the gorgeous, whimsical, independently-owned hotel this city deserves.”
We’ve relished sharing our sense of discovery and wonder with New Yorkers and guests from all over the world as we’ve introduced our maximalist interiors by Martin Brudnizki, our spellbinding collection of work by emerging and established artists, our enticing food and beverage program overseen by Chef Andrew Carmellini and bar director Darryl Chan, and our passion for warm and thoughtful hospitality. The whirlwind of excitement reached its peak at our grand opening party on November 30th
Let the Festivities Begin
The opening party was crowned by a 16-foot, 1,200-coupe champagne tower, overflowing with bubbles poured by the always effervescent Sarah Jessica Parker.
“It was an honor to be asked to toast the opening of The Fifth Avenue Hotel in grand style…” SJP told Vogue. “The hotel is a real beauty and a brilliant addition to our city.”
Revelers were issued special passports upon arrival and invited to journey through the kaleidoscopic world of The Fifth, discovering captivating details that reward the curious who look a little closer.
Event designer Bronson van Wyck complemented the singular character of each space with a curated blend of great music, delicious, exquisitely presented food, and signature cocktails. Grammy-nominated artist Maimouna mixed tunes in Café Carmellini, while The Portrait Bar was graced by the live jazz stylings of Claire Khodara. In the romantic Conservatory, where an artfully abundant array of desserts was served, harpists played classical versions of pop songs. Throughout the evening, French artist JR snapped photographs, which were later presented to guests as souvenirs of our opening party.
A Hotel Like No Other
As the former home of a legendary Gilded Age society hostess, our address has epic parties and impeccable hospitality in its pedigree.
A devoted world traveler and entrepreneur, our founder Alex Ohebshalom reimagined the original mansion—which had been transformed into a bank by McKim, Mead & White in the early 20th century—adding a shimmering 24-story glass tower, Brudnizki’s magical interiors, and a wealth of thoughtful, modern amenities to create a New York hotel like none other. As Condé Nast Traveler contends, The Fifth “somehow still feels like it could be someone’s incredibly sumptuous home.”
You Are Invited
We hope that you’ll consider The Fifth your home in NoMad. As our guests at the opening party can attest, we adore a fabulous celebration, and we have myriad spaces—including The Mansion Ballroom, The Conservatory, and a private wine cellar—to make your own parties and events memorable.
The Portrait Bar’s wood-paneled, art-filled walls are the ideal retreat for convivial catch-ups and quiet cocktail conversations, while Café Carmellini “effortlessly captures the essence of New York City—an uncomplicated desire to simply enjoy the best,” according to Wallpaper.
Our spacious guest rooms and suites have been designed with every comfort and indulgence in mind. “Families would do well to book either the 1,300-square-foot two-room suite which comes with perks like twice-a-day housekeeping, daily pressing services, and a luxury car service,” Condé Nast Traveler advises. “Equally indulgent is the Flâneur Suite that is accompanied by a palatial terrace complete with a Japanese garden with a soaking tub overlooking the New York skyline.”
Alex has said, “We’re really going to blow guests away with an elevated, bespoke, and highly curated experience, anticipating people’s needs and leaving a lasting impression of their time in New York.”
We look forward to welcoming you!