The Coolest Places To Stay In New York City
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The city that never sleeps is one of the most exciting places to visit on the planet, with trendy neighborhoods, magnificent architecture and cutting edge restaurants every block you walk down. It’s easy to see why this is one of the coolest places on the planet and if you are lucky enough to stay, then you need an accommodation to match this level of chic. Here are our top picks of the coolest places to stay in the big apple.
CitizenM Bowery Hotel
The East Village neighbourhood is known for its happening nightlife, with dive bars, music venues and hip restaurants throughout its streets. Located in this stylish area is CitizenM Bowery Hotel, which is just a short walk from Grand Street Station on the lower east side. Base yourself here for an affordable luxury option and an amazing interior covered in art, from the huge graffiti mural outside to the wall of art in the lobby or "Living Room" - select pieces that are as bold and vibrant as the hotel's design.
They have recently partnered with the Smartify app which instantly identifies artwork and shares quality-checked information about their history. A selection of the Hotels art pieces have been added to the app for discovery, perfect for art-lovers or just the art curious. All 300 rooms feature the exact same design, including huge king-size beds and smartly furnished with everything a modern traveler needs.
Moxy East Village
Another cool option in the Big Apple East Village is Moxy East Village from Marriott. Themed after the area’s vibrant counter culture, the hotel features clear nods to rock and roll, street art, and other local countercultures. Located directly opposite the infamous music venue Webster Hall, there are loads of cosy spots to enjoy a drink inside, outside and below the ground, with mismatched furniture, VHS tapes and vinyls from the local Academy Record store adorning the walls.
Cracked mirrors and graffiti artwork from the area’s creatives are found throughout the entrance and this innovative atmosphere continues downstairs to the Hotel's stunning restaurant, Cathedrale. The French-Meditteranean eatery features a huge 26-foot high dining room with a massive mesh sculpture from Edoardo Tresoldi. The 286 bedrooms have several neat design features to make them feel more spacious than they are like floor to ceiling windows and pegs across the walls replacing any clunky wardrobes. A contemporary picturesque space, that will light up your Instagram wherever you point your phone.
TWA Hotel at JFK Airport
The TWA Hotel is a restoration of the TWA Flight Centre which was designed in 1962 is located in the heart of JFK Airport’s Terminal 5. With iconic views of JFK’s runaways from the rooftops outdoor pool, the interior is gorgeously restored complete with old school departure boards, TWA memorabilia and retro red carpets throughout.
This evocative Hotel has some serious James Bond vibes and is perfect for anyone arriving late, waking up early or just looking for a completely unique experience inside the JFK airport.
The Hoxton Williamsburg
The NYC neighbourhood of Williamsburg has established itself as one of the hippest areas in Brooklyn that attracts a young crowd to its' trendy cafes, chic boutiques and buzzy bars. So try staying at The Hoxton Williamsburg to explore this melting pot of culture that still feels raw around the edges.
The interior features industrial elements that are a nod to the area's recent past, with brass details throughout the rooms contrasted with raw concrete and plush velvets. A perfect base to explore the hipster stronghold of Williamsburg
The Standard High Line
Located in NYC’s meatpacking district, The Standard High Line rises above the former train line that has fast become one of the city's favourite public parks.
All 338 rooms feature full floor to ceiling windows with epic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan’s skyline. This Hotel’s lavish design is coupled with the rooftop discotheque Le Bain featuring world-famous DJs, a state-of-the-art sound system, and exclamation-inspiring views that make this place one of the coolest places to be seen in NYC.
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