Finally, it’s warm out and most of us are heading out East to the Hamptons for a refreshing weekend by the ocean. For those who for some reason don’t have the opportunity to leave the city and stay cool, the solution can be easily found as it’s New York. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out that the best way to relax on the weekend or after work is by being chilled on the rooftop by the pool. Here is our ultimate insight into the best five hotel pools in NYC.
1. DREAM DOWNTOWN. THE BEACH
When you are by the pool at the Dream Downtown, it feels pretty much like you are in sunny Florida.
This place is an oasis in the big city which offers an elevated escape from the hot cement with great ambiance, the shabby, chic and modern decor, sophisticated crowd and lively lounge music.
The design itself gives you quite a futuristic feeling. Definitely try their 10K SATURDAY program which inevitably will make you feel special and relaxed. You will be treated like royalty at the private cabana by the pool in the monogrammed Dream Downtown robes with a glass of cold Dom Perignon served to you by a personal pool butler.
For more information visit: www.dreamhotels.com
2. MR. PURPLE. HOTEL INDIGO
Located on the 15th floor of the hotel Indigo, this place is perfect not just for your afternoon chill time or brunch, but also for a morning coffee with your friend, colleague or just on your own.
Start your day off right with an Irving Parm Roaster’s coffee or a fresh cold-pressed juice, mesmerizing vistas and delicious food made of locally sourced ingredients.
The atmosphere is amazing here. It feels like you are in the artist’s designed loft which is equipped with the two outdoor spaces. You can choose one of the terraces for a romantic intimate talk with your loved one or hang out with your friend by the pool on the 5.000sf terrace.
The cocktail menu here features refined twists on the classic cocktails like Old Fashioned along with a great choice of modern ones.
180 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Tel: (212) 237-1790
For more information visit: www.mrpurplenyc.com
3. SOHO HOUSE
This members-only club became a popular spot for young media moguls and artists since the moment it was opened.
As you know, in the city that never sleeps it’s all about the connections you have, so if your social capital curve is not that impressive and there is no Soho House member in your contact list (unless you are a member) which can get you access to it, then you can just look at the pictures we have here and use your imagination.
Every designated area of this place has its unique character and atmosphere. Your summer afternoon will get even better by the pool. Just have a refreshing sip of a mojito or rose, enjoy the chilling vibes of lounge music and simply entertain yourself with the tight-knit top-tier crowd watching.
The service is very friendly and accommodating here.
For more information visit: www.sohohouseny.com
4. GANSEVOORT PARK ROOFTOP
Nestled atop of this iconic hotel, the Gansevoort Park Rooftop is definitely the place to be this summer when the city’s heat is skyrocketing. All you need is to escape to this magic sky-high oasis with the pool.
This place offers unparalleled views, a patio, fireplaces, wraparound terraces, customized artwork by Deborah Anderson and much more. The Gansevoort Park Rooftop is well-known for its fancy brunch parties by the pool where every inch of the space is filled with the energizing vibes promoted by the world-known DJs and the bubbly champagne showers.
This summer the place also offers a Jazz Mondays program featuring live music (6pm-9pm) and Stereo Fridays with the Live DJ’s set (8pm-12am).
Events at the Gansevoort Park Avenue: www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com
For more information visit: www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com
420 Park Avenue South (at 29th Street)
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 317 2900
5. SPA DECK AT THE TRUMP SOHO
You can literally spend all day here and still ask for more. Located on the seventh floor of the hotel, the 6,000sf spa deck with the pool is perfect for a relaxing day when you just want to calm down, read, lay in the sun, jump into the pool and sip some al fresco cocktail in the private cabana.
The place also offers delicious bites from their small-plates menu.
Definitely, pamper yourself at hammam here with the ultimate spa services offering an unforgettable relaxation experience.
Every Saturday and Sunday (8.30am-9.30am) The Spa offers you yoga classes on the pool deck, followed by the meditation session.
For more information visit: www.trumphotelcollection.com