Hyatt has announced that it is rebranding the Andaz Wall Street to Hyatt Centric Wall Street New York.

The group says this was a “strategic decision based on the hotel’s location in the heart of the world’s most exciting city, a key brand differentiator for the Hyatt Centric brand, which is known to embrace the locale and inspire exploration”.

The hotel, located at 75 Wall Street, will resume operations on January 26 following closure during the pandemic, with management by Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions, featuring a recently enhanced lobby reflecting the contemporary design of the Hyatt Centric brand.

The lobby features large scale artwork by local artists depicting downtown New York City, while textured layers with pops of colour are featured throughout the public space.

The property’s 253 guestrooms were modernised in 2019, but will now also include new artwork celebrating the location and brand amenities such as Hyatt Centric bathrobes, Beekind amenities and a Drybar hairdryer.

The hotel will also reopen its Wall and Water restaurant, an open-air eatery from New York chef Alan Ashkinaze which serves breakfast and dinner. Hyatt says that the property will also “provide a new dining experience”.

Navika Group of Companies, the hotel’s ownership group, plans to invest approximately US$5 million to further renovate the property over the next several years.