Dreaming of Swimming at The Dream Downtown? Here's How to Do It
Now we hope this morning's hotel pool news hasn't turned you off on hotel pools entirely because there's a sexy new pool you can go to in NYC and it's not just a dream. Well, actually it is. It's at The Dream Downtown.
We poked around the new hotel again last week and while we were admonished for taking pictures downstairs, we were told that the pool deck is open to the public. And once we got up there, an attendant actually told us, "Go ahead and take pictures." Go figure.
Anyways, the pool deck is dreamy if a little bright, thanks to all the shiny metal that surrounds it. There's a small bar and restaurant which non-hotel guests can dine at but if you wanted to park it on one of the Dream lounge chairs that surround the pool or that occupy the "beach" section in back, you might be asked to show proof that you're a guest.
Rather than deal with an embarrassing incident such as that why not book one of the hotel's Platinum Pool Suites which come with direct access access to the pool area as well as nifty porthole windows with metallic, space-agey curtains, chrome and teak accented furniture, Oushak rugs, safari chairs, toiletries by Etro and a geek-worthy 40" LED TV with wireless keyboards and laptop/iPod connectivity. Those suites start at $1,000 a night. Regular rooms are going next week for about $435 although there is about a $50 discount if you book a nonrefundable advance purchase rate.
However you get into the pool at Dream, whether it be by booking a room or doing an illegal cannnoball, be sure to wave hello to the people in the lobby below.
[Photos: Juliana Shallcross for HotelChatter]