Andaz 5th To Debut Richard Chai Uniforms

New York (August 12, 2012) –  The Hosts at Andaz 5th Avenue revealed updated uniforms, created by renowned American fashion designer and CFDA award winner, Richard Chai. 


The collaboration between Andaz 5th Avenue and Chai is an example of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to ensure local artisans touch every aspect of the hotel.  Hosts will wear artfully tailored pieces constructed with simple lines that embody the property’s philosophy of offering attentive yet uncomplicated service in a stylish setting. 


“As a hotel that is inspired by New York City style and fashion, we are thrilled that our Hosts will soon wear Richard’s elegant designs.  This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase high-end, one-of-a-kind fashion,” says Cornelia Samara, General Manager at Andaz 5th Avenue.  “Collaborating with such a talented artist is another way for us to bring local touches to the property that enhances our dedication to approachable sophistication.”


Chai, who was raised  in and attended design school in New York City, is excited to be part of a hotel recognized for personifying New York City style.  “As a designer, I’ve collaborated with top names in the fashion industry to create one-of-a-kind collections. When I was approached by Andaz 5th Avenue to create a uniform collection, I was beyond thrilled.  It’s been a great experience to bring the Andaz culture and design to life through fashion,” says Richard Chai. “Creating this stylish, yet functional, uniform was an amazing opportunity and it’ll be exciting to see my designs in the hotel.” 


About Richard Chai

Richard Chai, winner of the Council of Fashion Designers of America Designer of the Year Award in 2010, has been showing at the renowned New York Fashion Week with his own label since 2004.  Prior to launching his eponymous line, he worked with Marc Jacobs, Geoffrey Beene, Donna Karan and Lanvin. His popular 2008 diffusion line with Target sold out within days. Similar to Andaz 5th Avenue, Richard is known for attention to detail, muted color palettes and a local New York City yet worldly feel.  Employees of Andaz 5th Avenue will share a love of Richard Chai with celebrity fans such as Blake Lively, Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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