The winter of the heated dome continues strong: Somewhere Nowhere, the rooftop lounge and nightclub atop the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel on West 25th Street, just debuted 8 unique teardrop igloos that folks can rent all season long.
Each cupola can fit between four and six guests and features a cozy built-in fireplace, unobstructed views of the Empire State Building plus winter-inspired decorative accents and blankets to keep warm.
Fair warning: You can only reserve an igloo for two-hour increments and have to spend a minimum of $800 in food and drinks.
Speaking of the menu, let's start with the cocktails. The imbibing offerings are completely new and touch upon "the fantasy and fairy tale worlds that serve as the overall inspiration for the venue," according to a press release about the destination. Cocktail menu standouts include the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland!), made with Meyers rum and pineapple juice; the Prophecy (Harry Potter!), a watermelon-flavored drink also made with Red Bull; and the Enchanted (Z!), with mezcal and angostura bitters.
Noodlelove, a local Asian restaurant, is behind the food offered on premise. Expect an internationally-inspired menu—from popcorn chicken to spicy tuna tartare, warm lobster rolls, dry-aged Wagyu beef sliders and truffle fries—that is sure to accommodate a lot of different palates.
If heated domes are your jam, you're probably aware of the fact that similar outposts have been popping up all over town in the past few months. We've got the famous heated igloos at 230 Fifth rooftop, these cozy cupolas that look over the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, fabulous greenhouses complete with stunning views of the East River and a set of adorable heated igloos atop the A.R.T. NoMad, among others.
Let's just say we wouldn't be surprised to hear about a handful of new heated igloos built smack-dab in the middle of the East River. It's New York, after all, where everything is possible.