6. Gansevoort Park Avenue

420 Park Avenue South (at 29th Street), Midtown South Central

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After conquering the hospitality and nightlife scene in the Meatpacking District, Gansevoort turned its attention uptown bringing its downtown trendiness to Manhattan’s NoMad district. The Drift is one of the hotels shining stars, a beach and surf inspired rooftop bar and lounge that sits on the very top of Gansevoort Park’s tri-level rooftop. Once called The Sun Deck, The Drift features comfy beach cabanas, lounges and plenty of seating where you can enjoy beach inspired bites, cocktails, games and CoCo & Co coconuts. With pitchers of Sangria, Mojito, Spiked Lemonade and Margarita, and small bites such as plantains, guacamole, spicy hummus and crudites, you can happily stay at The Drift for hours on end. Offering a retreat from the bustling pool and streets below, this is a hot spot that’s bound to win you over.

If you decide to stay at The Gansevoort, and not just drink pitchers and snack on tacos, you’re in for a real treat. Known as one of the ultra-trendy hotels on the island, you’ll soon see why after one night under Gansevoort’s roof. With things like the Drift Bar, Italian restaurant Asellina, Juice Press, the Exhale spa, rooftop pool and Lacoste all on-site, you might never leave the hotel. Rooms are generously sized, feature floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliet balconies, featherbeds and goose down pillows (heaven!), L’Occitane en Provence bath amenities and much more. It’s deluxe accommodation choice, that’s for sure.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: US$258-US$709
Guest Rating: 8

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