The Setai Fifth Avenue
400 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States, 10018
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Design and architecture, Special occasions
Expert review of The Setai Fifth Avenue
The area around the Empire State Building definitely needed another high-end hotel. Enter the Setai Fifth Avenue, which opened in early November 2010 amid much fanfare. The rooms are massive, probably the largest standard rooms in the city. This is the place to go if you love space and want a central location near Midtown haunts.
Just two blocks from the Empire State building as well as the Morgan Library. Bryant Park and the New York Public Library are also a short walk away.
The hotel has 157 rooms, 57 of which are apartment suites (three are on the penthouse level); six rooms have their own terrace. The rooms are massive, with many more than 700 square feet - that's larger than most New York City apartments. Walnut paneling and Duxiana beds dominate the sleeping area and bathrooms are outfitted with floor-to-ceiling rain showers, soaking tubs, mirrors with TVs and and La Botega dell'Albergo bath products. The 925-square-foot suites each have their own kitchen. The penthouse apartments run nearly 2,000-square-feet and feature rosewood and marble interiors.
The lobby has a large staircase as its centerpiece and made me feel as if I was in a grand mansion; it's that opulent.
The second floor houses the hotel's restaurant, which seats 160 people and serves traditional Mediterranean fare with a modern flair. The Bar at Fifth has a private entrance from the street and serves light fare as well as classic cocktails.
The Auriga Spa is massive, at more than 11,000 square feet. The spot has thermal areas as well as a vitality pool and ice cave and the hammam is truly luxurious; expert cuts are also available at the Julien Farel Salon and men can get classic shaves. The fitness center is one of the largest; at 3,100-square-feet, you won't have anyone hanging over your shoulder when you work out.
This is a new hotel so service kinks are still being ironed out.
Couples and singles looking for an opulent hotel in a quiet part of town.
Standard rooms are so spacious, why pay more for a suite with an extra 200 feet of space?
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- 400 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States, 10018
- Midtown East