We can’t begin to describe the club without starting with the view. The club occupies 17,000 square feet on the 39th floor of 666 Fifth Avenue, at the epicenter of midtown Manhattan. Seen through floor-to-ceiling windows, the views cover nearly all points of the compass.
But the real attractions of the club are inside. It begins with the mahogany paneling, blue velvet curtains and thick leather armchairs in a variety of understated earth tones. There is an air of quiet elegance that is masculine but extremely modern and welcoming. Throughout the club, there are also touches of wood-arched doorways and window valences–that are original to the Top of the Sixes, and add a feeling of Old World stateliness.
The humidor room is one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Unlike the Beverly Hills club, which is dominated by Hollywood, the New York club has a broader range of business types, from advertising, publishing, fashion and finance as well as entertainment. The room, enclosed in glass with an interior constructed entirely of Spanish cedar, dominates the club. It is situated just inside the entrance and runs down one side of the hallway leading to the bar, lounge and dining room.