This ocean liner-inspired hotel lets you feel like you’re on the most sophisticated cruise ship in the city, complete with porthole windows with views of the Hudson. In fact, the hotel lives in a building that was once a headquarters for the National Maritime Union. The spacious second-floor pool deck seems like your ship has arrived on the Cote d’Azur with the only sand beach at a NYC hotel (we know, right?) and a 50-foot glass-bottom pool that allows swimmers to keep an eye on the lobby and check-in desk; there’s also a bar and cabana, which attract all sort sorts of sexy landlubbers. Rooms, while a little tight on space, have plush bedding, state-of-the-art electronics, and even mini-fridges to fill as you like.
At the best hotels in the Meatpacking District, the fantasy is amped up to 11 with immersive designs that let you basically stay inside the party. These uber-trendy, ultra-luxe, undeniably sexy hotels allow travelers to indulge in the out-of-the-daily-grind delights, encompassing everything from breakfast-in-bed, to “skintimate” hot tub parties just an elevator ride away. Manhattan is at your fingertips as you’re also within walking distance to the best Soho bars and best Chelsea restaurants. In other words, if you’re looking for a quiet night in the city, you’ve come to the wrong place.
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