At Yotel's fourth floor terrace (named, suitably, Four), you've got a few choices when it comes to seating areas: snuggle up in a covered cabana, gather round the wind-resistant fire pits, or pull up a stool at one of the two bars. DJ sets tend to dominate the scene on weekends, so stop by on a week night for some quiet outdoor lounging.
For a while now, the High Line has been Chelsea's top outdoor attraction. Well, we think La Piscine, the rooftop bar at Hotel Americano is about to change that. With Bebel Gilberto-curated music that perfectly sets the mood, and awesome uninhibited views of the Manhattan skyline, we have a feeling La Piscine's sleek black butterfly chairs will be seeing plenty of action all the way through the end of fall.
For most hotels, a rooftop bar means one thing: alcohol al fresco. But for the Roosevelt New York, outdoor movies seemed like an appropriate addition to the template. Nineteen floors above the lobby, guests at mad46 have enjoyed everything from themed dance nights to Sacha Baron Cohen sightings. This Tuesday, enjoy the last movie screening of the season, with the appropriately nostalgic Casablanca (9pm).
With any luck, you'll catch a glimpse of the Z Hotel's resident electric violinist next time you visit the rooftop bar, which boasts spectacular views of three NYC boroughs. Of course, one of the big draws here (once you get over the trek to Long Island City) is the hotel's rooftop pizza oven. And if the spirit moves you to do a little dancing, there's plenty of room for that here too. We know the Z's owner certainly wouldn't mind.
[Photos: HotelChatter, Roosevelt New York, Yotel Times Square]