Sunday, November 16, 2014


 Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury goods department store just one short block away from the Salisbury Hotel. It was founded in 1899 and began as a partnership between a talented tailor, Herman Bergdorf, and his young tailor apprentice Edwin Goodman. It has since blossomed into a fashion mecca on 5th Avenue with an estimated 160 000 visitor per month from all over the world.

 Today, Bergdorf operates two stores situated across the street from each other at Fifth Avenue between 57th and 58th streets. Bergdorf Goodman's main store, which opened at its current location in 1928, is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue and sits on the former site of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion. A separate men's store, established in 1990, is located on the east side of Fifth Avenue, directly across the street. 

Edwin Goodman’s son Andrew Goodman and his family lived in for more than half a century in a 17 room penthouse above Bergdorf’s . 15 years ago the apartment was converted to a John Barrett hair salon, a place to get your hair done with a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of Fifth Avenue and Central Park. 

If you get hungry while shopping, Bergdorf Goodman's seventh floor restaurant  BG offers lunch and early supper with great salads and sandwiches (try their famous Gotham Salad), afternoon tea from 3pm to 5pm and gorgeous views.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


It is always sad to see one of our colleagues leave, but at the same time we celebrate the years we got to spend together and getting to know each other. Recently we said goodbye to a true character; Felix, our beloved houseman. He has been a cheery fixture of our hotel for the past 30 years so his retirement was very well deserved. Felix plans to split his time between his native home Dominican republic with Miami and NYC, just simply enjoying life and the freedom to travel.

Felix has been described as an ‘outstanding’ employee and human being with a ‘very pleasant personality’ by his peers. We’ll miss his playful nature and funny antics. Good luck and enjoy your retirement full-hearted, Felix.
The Salisbury Hotel Executive Housekeeper Rodney Velez and Felix