Field Trip Friday: The Setai Fifth Avenue

Last Tuesday, Renee joined Bizzi & Partners Development and Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects for a preview tour of their new building, The Setai Fifth Avenue, at 400 Fifth Avenue and East 36th Street.

400 Fifth Avenue

Designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, the building’s 60 floors are home to 570,000 square feet of guestrooms and apartments, as well as a lobby, restaurant, bar, spa and health club. Located in midtown Manhattan, it will feature 157 guest rooms that will be among the largest in the city (the majority at 700 square feet or larger), plus 54 apartment suites and three penthouse apartments.

Checking out the space

Based on the success of The Setai in South Beach,  Miami, developer Bizzi & Partners wanted to open a sister hotel in New York. According to the architect, the building’s “expressed podium establishes a sympathetic response to its immediate context of three designated landmark structures, including the nearby Empire State Building, in terms of scale, rhythm and materiality.”

Faceted windows

The project’s window system was also pointed out as being a unique design feature. The windows are faceted or angulated and the outside corners at the condominium levels are all glass, which gives the residents views of Midtown Manhattan, as well as both the Hudson and East Rivers.

The hotel is slated to open November 1.

The Setai Fifth Avenue
400 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

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1 Response to “Field Trip Friday: The Setai Fifth Avenue”


  1. 1 Rick Laneys 29 September 2010 at 3:03 pm

    With Horst Schultze managing The Setai, it has success written all over it.


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