The Setai Fifth Avenue Offers Guests Before-Hours Tour of World’s Greatest Modern Art Collection at the MoMA

Before MoMA’s doors open to the daily surge of tourists and art enthusiasts, guests of The Setai Fifth Avenue, a Capella Managed Hotel, can be privy to a private viewing of what The New York Times calls “the greatest collection of modern art in the world.”  A newly introduced package, “The Connoisseur,” offers the best of modern art and modern luxury, combining an overnight stay at the stylish new midtown hotel, which features some of the most expansive guest accommodations in the city, with a before-hours tour of the Museum of Modern Art, led by an art historian.

Guests who book The Connoisseur will start their day with a complimentary breakfast, delivered to their room, before embarking on their private guided MoMA tour, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Guests are welcome to continue their exploration of the museum independently when the doors open to the public (with the exception of Tuesday, when the museum is closed to the public all day).

The Connoisseur is available (dates) at a starting rate of $1,046.* All guests of The Setai Fifth Avenue also enjoy signature Capella Hotels and Resorts amenities such as the attention of personal assistants; complimentary snacks, water and soft drinks stocked and replenished in-room daily; and more.

In addition, art enthusiasts will appreciate the hotel’s own carefully curated collection of contemporary artwork. Among the highlights is a new installation, “Naughty Boy” by folk art sculptor Mark Perry, which greets arriving guests just inside the hotel entrance. Other notable works include pieces by Peruvian photographer Cecilia Paredes, leading Italian transavanguardia artist Sandro Chia, native New York City painter Priscilla Heine, and Barcelona’s Antoni Tàpies, considered the best-known Catalan painter of the post-World War II era.

For more information, visit or call (212) 695-4005. The toll free hotel reservations number is (877) 247-6688.  The hotel is on Facebook.

*Rates are per room per night and are quoted in US Dollars. Rates are based on double occupancy and the package rate is subject to availability at time of reservation. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, and all changes or cancellations must be received by two weeks prior to the reserved dates. A tax of 14.75% plus $1.50 Convention Center tax per night and $2.00 Occupancy Fee per room, per night will be added to the guestroom bill. Offers are not applicable to groups or contract rates. and cannot be combined with other packages or promotions. Services offered in this package are non exchangeable, non refundable and non transferable.

About The Setai Fifth Avenue and The Setai Fifth Avenue Residences

The Setai Fifth Avenue, a Capella Managed Hotel, opened on November 1, 2010 as the first true luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan. Located on Fifth Avenue at 36th Street, the hotel represents the new heart of the city and offers the most sophisticated access to New York for business and leisure travelers from around the world. Its beautiful limestone exterior wraps around expansive, faceted windows that project onto the street and flood guest rooms (among the largest in Manhattan) with light. Capella signature services include the attention of personal assistants, guaranteeing exceptional passion and care from the hotel staff. Amenities including celebrated Chef Michael White’s new restaurant Ai Fiori, The Bar on Fifth, Auriga spa and a Julien Farel Salon, are a significant draw for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

The Setai Fifth Avenue hotel shares a striking, 60-story tower, designed by architects Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, with The Setai Fifth Avenue Residences, a luxury condominium by worldwide developer Bizzi & Partners. With interiors by DAS Concepts, Inc., the residences offer their owners the height of luxury and an enviable address with exclusive amenities and services.

About Capella Hotels and Resorts
Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry.  Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts.  Capella, led by founder Horst Schulze, is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match.  Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore): and The Setai Fifth Avenue, a Capella Managed Hotel (New York City). Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); and Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan)  Learn more at capella hotels

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