Andaz Wall Street Shows Off Post-Sandy Improvements
The Concourse Level at the Andaz Wall Street sustained such extensive damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012, it closed for seven months. That space contained the Andaz' event facilities, meeting rooms, and a full-service fitness center. Pretty important for a Financial District hotel and its clientele.
Despite remaining open throughout the renovation, obviously hotel customers and local businesses had to do without those facilities. Well, those days are over with the recent debut of the remodeled event space which is now 7,000 square feet from the previous 4,000 square feet and are divided into four spaces, including an open kitchen. Once only able to accommodate just 75 people, now events for 450 people are possible complete with wireless capabilities and LED lighting.
The three new rooms Stock, Bond, and Exchange are 740 to 1900 square feet each and equipped with LCD televisions, open pantries with personal espresso machines, and state of the art audio-visual equipment.
Guests who weren't able to work out during Andaz stays are now graced with a "green" gym that has hybrid treadmills from Life Fitness. What's a hybrid treadmill? It's a piece of equipment that's a treadmill, elliptical, and stair stepper in one and also uses 52% less power than traditional machines. After your efficient workout, one can now hit the spa which was renovated, too.
We're glad things are bigger and better at Andaz Wall Street, which was the first of the brand in Manhattan, and is one of our favorites with its generous, free mini-bar and complimentary wine-hour policy.
Rates begin at $345 per night in August (but we've seen advanced purchase rates of $225 on the weekend, which is always a cheaper time).
[Photos: Andaz Wall Street]