Madison Avenue is honored to be a partner of Avenue Montaigne, and we wish to extend our well wishes to and solidarity with the people of Paris. 

Globally synonymous with the luxury lifestyle, Madison Avenue is New York City’s premier destination for exquisite restaurants, spas, and salons, major art galleries, internationally renowned hotels, and the most celebrated designer boutiques.  Indeed, Madison Avenue from East 57 to East 86 Streets is the largest luxury shopping district in North America, containing over 400 establishments in this 1.5 mile linear corridor.  Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flavor that is distinctively New York. This boulevard of understated charm is sure to entice your senses with products and services from all corners of the globe. 


Luxury brands have flocked to Madison Avenue because it is located at the center of the most desirable residential neighborhood in Manhattan, the Upper East Side.  Each evening, the corporate titans running the major businesses of New York leave their office buildings located in downtown and midtown Manhattan and head north to the elegant townhouses and apartment buildings located on the tree-lined streets of the Upper East Side neighborhood.  Madison Avenue’s boutiques, galleries and spas are located on the first and second floors of historic buildings constructed from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, and the upper floors of these same buildings contain luxury condominium apartments.  Travelers from abroad experiencing Madison Avenue will be in a welcoming environment for visitors, but shall at the same time enjoy the same sense of exclusivity and serenity that is demanded by those residing in this community.

The front yard of those living on Madison Avenue is the oasis of Central Park, located just one city block west of the Avenue.  The Museum Mile of Fifth Avenue, containing the Guggenheim and Frick Collection, as well as the main branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is also just a city block away.  Starting in March, 2016, Madison Avenue will have its own world-class museum, the Met Breuer.  This landmark building, designed in the Brutalist style by architect Marcel Breuer, will feature much of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collections from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as a variety of exciting special exhibitions.  Art abounds on the Upper East Side not only in museums, but in the over 100 galleries located on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets.  The galleries of Madison Avenue focus on works of interest to the world’s leading private and museum collectors.

Over 40 sidewalk cafes and restaurants line Madison Avenue, featuring not only light treats for serious shoppers on the go, but also fine cuisine for an unparalleled dining experience.  Renowned chefs each supervise their kitchens at their culinary ateliers on Madison Avenue.  Another respite for Madison Avenue residents and visitors are the many spas that are found within the district.  From acupuncture and energetic therapies, to massage to detoxifying body scrubs, these wellness establishments will rejuvenate your mind and body for an evening on the town.  There is no better place for New York City nightlife than on Madison Avenue, with the world’s leading cabaret performers headlining the Café Carlyle, jazz performances each night at Bemelmans Bar, and evenings of cigars and stimulating conversation at Club Macanudo.


To fully immerse yourself in the Madison Avenue experience from the moment of your arrival in New York, stay at one of Madison Avenue‘s five five-star hotels: the Carlyle, the Lowell, the Mark, the Plaza Athenee and the Surrey.  Each of these hotels provide the privacy, calm and highest quality furnishings for a truly restful stay, and the services, such as full concierge and room service, that will enable you to seamlessly navigate your New York holiday or business trip.  From heads of state to the celebrities in the arts, fashion and film, Madison Avenue’s hotels have been the respite of choice for the worlds’ most distinguished and demanding guests.

Located just a short walk from the most popular tourism destinations in midtown-Manhattan, a visit to Madison Avenue can easily be included in the briefest New York City itineraries.  To learn more about Madison Avenue and to plan your stay, kindly visit the website of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District at

Madison Avenue - photo by Andrew Werner, AHW_9097