Andaz Wall Street’s Extraordinary Events

Andaz Wall Street isn’t your average Manhattan Luxury Hotel. From the moment you walk into the grand lobby you are whisked away by the chic yet inviting atmosphere that blends cosmopolitan accents with undeniable New York City charm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Andaz is known for being downtown’s central hub but is building quite the reputation as one of the city’s premier locations for a diverse array of events.

From the Accountant in Residence Program that helped guests file tax returns to the specially crafted Mother’s Day Brunch at Wall & Water and the extravagant Manhattan Cocktail Classic at Bar Seven Five, the Andaz is going above and beyond the expectations of what a hotel should offer its guests. These special offerings have received a lot of attention from the media and have been picked up by Guest of a Guest and The New York Times.

The lavish experiences and special events at the Andaz Wall Street have transformed it into much more than a hotel!

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W Downtown – Financial District Hotels

W Downtown is the newest of the W hotels in New York City, located downtown in the city’s bustling Financial District, rubbing shoulders with the Statue of Liberty, NYSE and 1 World Trade Center (Freedom Tower). Power wheel and deal at BLT Bar & Grill, or be seen cozying on the scene at the hotel’s sleek and chic Living Room Bar & Terrace. Got the boardroom blues? Unleash your inner Gordon Gekko at SWEAT® Fitness Center. Welcome to the ultimate urban extravagance in 217 rooms and 58 floors. Explore the signature W bed, innovative technology, fantastic in-room entertainment and fantastic Munchie Box on a whim, as the hotel’s Whatever/Whenever® makes all big city dreams come true.

Features and Amenities

Rooms at the W Downtown come in three sizes – Wonderful, Spectacular and Cool Corner. All rooms feature a kind of contemporary luxury that really gets down to business with large windows from which you can see the extensive extent of the New York cityscape. Inside, futuristic lighting and a recessed, continuous LED light along the headboard wall accentuates the ribbon and highlights a reflective metallic wall covering–recreating a bright lights, big city serenade just for you. Work those connections and multi-task in the multi-functional work area set up with High Speed Internet Access and dual-line cordless phones.

If all work and no play leaves you feeling rather blah, get your rah rah on with our state-of-the-art entertainment system starring a 37″ LCD flat screen TV with DVD player, perfect for that viewing of New York Stories and AM/FM radio with iPod docking station so you can jam out. For all your other culturally aware media needs, pick something hip from the W Library, available from Whatever/Whenever®. Before you press play, don’t forget a delectable delight from the Munchie Box or a cool cocktail from the minibar. That illusionary 3D effect you see around furniture, as if they are melding out from the walls? That’s the innovatice, intricate millwork detail specially designed for the room.

For bedtime pleasures, snuggle up in the signature W bed, invitingly adorned with 350-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, goose-down comforter and pillows. Bath time is bodacious with a walk-in shower featuring a rainforest shower and cheeky peek-a-boo frosted glass wall set against snakeskin reflective porcelain tiles. Pamper yourself with the ultimate uber-unwind when you indulge in Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities, before calling it a wrap in ultra-plush signature W bathrobes.

With commanding views of the memorial and city as well as water views to the east, west and south, the hotel’s landscaped urban plaza introduces more open space downtown—this is too good to be true real estate. The spectacle continues inside, beginning with the Anemone Chandelier at the entrance designed by renowned UK light sculptor Bruce Munro. With 1,260 individually hung glass droplets illuminated via fiber optic projectors, the lofty double-height space is further accentuated with black mini mosaic-tiled walls and polished black granite floors. As a frosted translucent bridge spans overhead, the reflection of the glass light sculpture onto the black floor is elegant and stunning.

Climbing your way to the top of New York’s social ladder begins at W Living Room Bar & Terrace, where cocktail cozying and scene-making schmoozing are always in fashion. Keep up with the fast pace of the city by staying in shape at SWEAT® Fitness Center. With a complete WIRED® Business Center, P.A.W. —Pets Are Welcome™, the Acura Experience and Whatever/Whenever® at your service, all the comforts of home and more are here in our deliciously deluxe escape, where we’re in the business of empire-sized dreams and pleasures.

Location

When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go W New York – Downtown. With natural waterfront views and minutes from the Statue of Liberty, 1 World Trade Center, the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street and Battery Park—all in Manhattan’s most rapidly revitalizing neighborhood—it’s easy to wear a New York state of mind and never leave.

Powered by the Financial District, you won’t have far to go if you’re here to make it in business with more national and international headquarters than any other square mile in the world—it’s a global undertaking of world domination right at your doorstep. Look up the Freedom Tower, part of the World Trade Center memorial site complex, and feel the inspiration from having one of the country’s most important landmarks in the neighborhood. For more of that liberating feeling, see how being in New York City can feel like the top of the world when you climb up the Statue of Liberty, or delve into the histories and stories of Ellis Island, the former gateway to the New World.

Make yourself at home at the home grounds of the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Giants and Jets, where you’ll see some of the world’s top superstar athletes make their moves in landmark stadiums. Whether you start your day running in Battery Park, 25 acres of green space overlooking the New York harbor or end your evening with dinner in chic Tribeca or nightspot-hopping in the Meatpacking District, fill your downtown day with jaunts and sojourns to South Street Seaport, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo. Strolling the streets is like a real-life museum with glimpses into the city’s history and presence, with plenty of world-class institutions, churches and other sights if you want to take it all in. To get to other parts of the island, just hop on the subway which easily brings you to areas such as Times Square, Chelsea, the Upper East and West Sides and Midtown. Bridges, parks, restaurants, bars, off-Broadway theaters, and more, so you don’t stop till you drop.

With everything barely minutes from W New York – Downtown, welcome to always being the center of the universe no matter where you go, whether you’re visiting for business, pleasure or happily blending the two.

Gild Hall – Financial District Hotels

Gild Hall is a luxury hotel located in downtown Manhattan. It is part of the Thompson Hotel Group, which operates multiple hotels within New York City and many more around the world. Gild Hall is located on historic Gold Street, and brings a new level of design savvy and service to Manhattan’s illustrious Financial District. Designed by Jim Walrod, the simple yet luxurious rooms feature oversized leather-tufted headboards and elegant custom-designed wooden furniture, topped with rich flannel throws and mahogany details. The hotel features a bi-level Library Bar perfectly suited for intimate cocktails and private parties alike, The Libertine, a reinterpreted English tavern serving modern pub fare, and 126 handsome, cosmopolitan rooms and suites. Effortlessly blending classical European sensibility with American contemporary style, Gild Hall serves as a modern-day gentleman’s club for downtown Manhattan’s elite.


Features and Amenities

Rooms at Gild Hall range in size and bed configurations, but all boast custom 400-thread-count SFERRA linens, custom headboards by Jim Walrod, 12-foot ceilings with antique brass chandeliers, luxurious bathrooms with marble floors, oversized terry robes by Frette, bathroom amenities by C.O. Bigelow, LCD flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and mini-bars with Dean & Deluca snacks. The rooms have a masculine, country-club feel to them, thanks to lots of leather and lots of plaid. These are manly rooms that will suit females as well – thanks to the sheer amount of attention paid to the detail in the interior design of the space. There is one penthouse suite at Gild Hall, which boasts all of the above amenities as well as 850 square feet of living space. You’ll find a master bedroom with optional connecting room, dining room, lounge area, and full service kitchen.

Guests at Gild Hall enjoy round the clock concierge services, in room dining, twice daily housekeeping services with turn down, valet parking, airport transportation and chauffeured car services, wifi internet access and business center, delivery of domestic and international newspapers by request and more.

Modeled after a modern English tavern, The Libertine is an in-house restaurant that echos the theme of country club chic. This urban refuge is perfect for those for those seeking high-end comfort food in a cozy yet sleek atmosphere. The menu features traditional favorites with a twist, creative small plates, and a full raw bar. Meanwhile, the space itself is all mahogany and leather, dim lights and lots of ambiance.

If drinking is more your speed, the Library Bar is an ideal respite from the hustle and bustle of Wall Street. Situated on the second floor of Gild Hall, the Library Bar is a perfect spot for after-work cocktails, intimate meetings, or casual late-night cocktails.

Location

Gild Hall is located on the historic Gold Street in the Financial District in downtown Manhattan. Formerly reserved for the hustle and bustle of Wall Street suits during the day, the Financial District is slowly becoming the foremost residential neighborhood in the city. The neighborhood boasts a bevy of subway lines, so you can go up the east side or the west side (no small feat in Manhattan) from the hotel, and the proliferation of luxury condominiums and apartment buildings mean that restaurants and bars are sprouting up left and right. The Financial District can be overwhelming by day, but come nightfall, the area quiets down significantly, which out of town travelers will appreciate. The hustle and bustle of Times Square won’t be found down here – on the contrary, Gild Hall is located in a place where you can relax and put your feet up once your long day of sightseeing is done.

Andaz Wall Street – Financial District Hotels

Andaz Wall Street is a luxury hotel located in Manhattan’s newly revitalized Financial District. Experience Lower Manhattan’s renaissance at Andaz Wall Street from Hyatt. Like every Andaz hotel, Andaz Wall Street provides a kaleidoscope of local culture that offers you a Lower Manhattan hotel stay unlike any other. Every detail and every moment, from the hotel’s cutting-edge guestrooms to its authentic farm-to-table cuisine, are designed to give you a genuine and intimate New York experience.

Features and Amenities

Walk through the doors of the only hotel on Wall Street, and you’re immediately greeted by an Andaz Host. Have a seat in the Andaz Lounge—an open, communal setting that’s equal parts living room and lobby—where your Host will offer you a complimentary glass of wine or a bottle of water and check you in with a handheld PC. With no uniforms or counters, checking in is less like a procedure and more like a conversation. If you’d rather, you can head straight to your room and your Host can check you in en route.

The stunning guestrooms at Andaz Wall Street offer room to breathe with high ceilings and 345+ spacious square feet of residential-style space. Andaz guestrooms, lounges and studios feature clean lines, ample light and innovative design in natural materials. Veined stone, end-grain bamboo and cerused oak finish elegant rooms decorated with local artwork and offering unique features like bay window seats for reading and relaxation as well as rotating wardrobe valets with full-length mirrors to give you extra space. Personalized amenities like the hotel’s Sleep Menu and mini-bar with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks exemplify the hospitality that makes a stay at Andaz unique.

Discover personal style, comfort and sophistication in these 345-sq.-ft./32-sq.-metre rooms, which range in setup and size slightly but all of which feature bathrooms with walk-in shower and C.O. Bigelow bath products. Designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, rooms at Andaz Wall Street have 11-ft. ceilings and 7-ft.-tall windows that overlook the streets of lower Manhattan, plus contemporary details such as textured walls, oak floors, bleached wood accents and transition-themed metal artwork crafted in a Queens, N.Y., workshop. You’ll enjoy modern conveniences such as a 42-inch LCD TVs, Genevasound systemz and free wireless Internet access, plus complimentary a minibar with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and local telephone calls.

For meetings and events, the hotel offers the Andaz Studio. The Studio is a collection of residential-style conference rooms surrounding a communal kitchen and lounge area. It combines an intimate and uncomplicated setting with attentive service and a convivial atmosphere. After sessions in the breakout rooms, guests can dine at the chef’s table setup in the central kitchen area to enjoy conversation, company and culinary delights.

In addition to a state of the art fitness center and spa, Andaz Wall Street also boasts Wall & Water, the hotel’s locally sourced farm-to-table restaurant drawing ingredients and inspiration from the Hudson Valley’s bounty and Bar Seven Five, one of New York’s hottest new nightspots.

Location

The Financial District is located in Downtown Manhattan, south of City Hall and east of Broadway. For most of the 20th century the Financial District was a 9-to-5 kind of neighborhood which emptied out at night. Not any longer, thanks to building conversions and NYU dorm additions that significantly increased the number of local residents. Nowadays, it is entirely possible to bump into a neighbor on the way home around midnight, especially on massively “residentialized” streets like John Street. Wall Street, the nerve center of American capitalism, now contains quite a few luxury residential buildings. Ditto for John Street and Water Street. With that said, the character of the neighborhood is not as lively as let’s say, the East Village. For those visiting New York for the first time, the relative quiet of the Financial District might serve as a welcome refuge from the city’s packed, busy streets come nightfall.

Stay near Lower Manhattan’s financial and historical sites at the only hotel on Wall Street. Set on the corner of Wall and Water streets, Andaz Wall Street is the first Manhattan Financial District hotel that is truly at the heart of the action. The hotel is within walking distance from local attractions like the New York Stock Exchange, South Street Seaport, Federal Hall and many prominent historical sites, museums and other Lower  Manhattan attractions—making downtown exploration that much easier. You’re no more than a ten-minute walk from most of the major Subway lines to travel uptown or to the other boroughs. Hop on the train to Yankee Stadium or Citi Field to take in some baseball or to creative Brooklyn neighborhoods for music, art and exciting dining options. Take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or stroll through Battery Park. It’s your call—you’re in the heart of it all.