Hang out 18 stories above the city at this stylish Soho hotel’s indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge
Known for its killer rooftop pool, the James draws crowds all summer long as an al fresco hangout stories above the buzz of the streets below, and throughout the rest of the year, the hotel continues to shine even without warm weather activities. The room views are unbeatable, as are the dining and drinking scenes—particularly at Jimmy, the aforementioned rooftop bar. With glazed brick walls, a leather-topped wood bar and working fireplaces, it makes for a cool hangout even if you can’t venture outside. Natural materials and jewel tones dominate the hotel’s decor: Reclaimed wood floors, slate tiled bathrooms and works by local artists give the hotel a plush feel.
Neighborhood: Home to fashionable galleries, boutiques and their patrons, Soho might be the New York neighborhood most likely to inspire you to start a street style blog. Stroll its cobblestone streets to discover the latest fashions, up-and-coming artists and trendy bars and restaurants.
Dominique Ansel Bakery: For pastries like the original cronut and cookie shot
The Ear Inn: For a drinking experience that hasn’t changed much since 1830
Opening Ceremony: For an impeccably curated shopping experience
Time Out tip: The line to go up to the Jimmy, the rooftop bar and pool at the James, can be disheartening—especially on a warm summer night. Thankfully, hotel guests don’t have to queue to check out the bar for themselves. Head up to the roof before 9pm for craft cocktails sans crowds.
|Venue name:||The James New York|
27 Grand St
|Cross street:||at Thompson St|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to Canal St|
|Price:||Rates $329–$859 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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This trendy downtown hotel might be a great place to host business partners and colleagues, but if you're an art lover in NYC it's a must visit in it's own right. Scattered on every floor is so much art, it almost feels like you're touring a museum or a gallery, instead of a hotel. One of the most popular pieces to 'gram is the LOVE sculpture on the rooftop bar, The Jimmy.
Aside from the art, if you're looking for a fun spot to grab a casual drink definitely consider The Jimmy (which has a fantastic view) or the hotel's garden (which is spacious and lush).