Soak up the stunning views of Manhattan from your aerie in Long Island City, Queens. LIC epitomizes industrial chic, and the Z Hotel
is the perfect spot to absorb the artsy, edgy vibe. We love the proximity to LaGuardia Airport (15 minutes), the free transportation to Midtown Manhattan, the killer vistas and the Z Roof, a great sky-high lounge.
In the heart of bustling SoHo—and yet a tad removed on quiet Crosby Street—the Mondrian SoHo
is the latest from the Morgans Hotel Group (NYC’s Royalton, San Francisco’s Clift). Inside, the glass-clad tower has an arresting blue and white color scheme: Think fuzzy lamps, sleek furnishings and a see-and-be-seen vibe. We’re especially partial to the conservatory-like Imperial No. Nine restaurant, with its forest of crystal chandeliers.
Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood is hipster central, perfect for those seeking action and a little attitude. Take it all in from Hotel Williamsburg
, a so-called “urban resort boutique hotel,” with poolside cabanas, an artisanal cocktail lounge and clever hotel rooms packed with details such as vintage-style record players and luxe minibars.
The latest hostelry to hit Chelsea, Dream
sports dramatic portholes that look onto this arts-centric neighborhood. Rooms are eclectic and contemporary, the toiletries are from Etro and there is a rooftop lounge and beach club. And don’t overlook the high-concept Romera New York restaurant or groovy Marble Lane Steak Joint & Bar.
Times Square welcomes The Sanctuary
, a stylish, just-opened hotel with dramatic décor and high-concept lighting schemes. The intimacy of the 111 rooms has won us over, not to mention the luxe Frette sheets, rain showers and complimentary coffee and tea service in the lobby. And the rooftop lounge is a glamorous post from which to escape the neighborhood’s holiday crowds.