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It's Raining Meteors and These are the Best Hotels to See the Show

July 28, 2015 at 10:22 AM | by | ()

It may not be raining men, as the song goes, but according to big-brain astronomer types, it is going to be raining meteors this summer. The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is making its debut late July and the Perseid meteor shower is hitting its peak in mid-August, and some hotels are set up for stargazing. Here's where to go to get the best view of the show.

AKA Central Park (above)

The newly-remodeled penthouses at AKA Central Park will give you a glamping experience like no other. The 1,000-square-foot wraparound terraces have an outdoor bedroom with a queen-sized bed, fireplace and a primo telescope meant solely for stargazing (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

Rates mid-August start at $395 and the Penthouse Suite starts at $815.

More hotels with star views below!

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DVF Adds Hayman Island Resort To Her Hotel Design Résumé

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  Site Where: Australia
October 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM | by | ()

Fashion queen of the world Diane Von Furstenberg has done it again. Though the Belgian-American designer is mainly known for her gorgeous dresses, textiles, furniture and jewelry, DVF is also an admitted hotel lover and in 2010, The Claridge's Hotel in London debuted a series of 20 DVF-designed suites.

The look was elegant, modern and heavy on the floral prints. We loved it.

Now, she's worked her magic over at Australia's acclaimed private island retreat, the Hayman Island Resort, where, this Saturday, DVF will show up to unveil her two-bedroom penthouse.

Though we're hoping, this time, the underage models will get left out of the picture.

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Guests At Morgans Hotel Are Getting Treated To the Penthouse

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  Site Where: 237 Madison Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10016
August 24, 2012 at 9:03 AM | by | ()

With all the news lately about Delano moving to Russia, and Hudson crossing the pond, it's easy to forget about some of Morgans Hotel Group's other properties. Like the hotel that started it all: Morgans Hotel, which Ian Schrager opened in 1984 as his first boutique hotel.

Described by its prolific progenitor as "a kind of quiet, understated European Inn," the hotel is certainly more understated than the other MHG properties in Manhattan. Though personally, we don't know of any quiet European inns that have flashy duplex penthouses like the one pictured above.

And speaking of that penthouse—since the hotel is currently finishing up renovating its restaurant and lounge (due to re-open at the end of 2012), this summer and fall, all guests are being kindly treated to a lofty breakfast up on the penthouse's two terraces.

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The Best Part About Glamping At A Penthouse In NYC Might Be The Bathroom

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  Site Where: 517 Lexington Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10017
June 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM | by | ()

One thing Manhattan hotel terraces tend not to be is big. NYC is simply short on space, and hotels have to be very efficient with how they apportion what precious terrace and rooftop space they have.

So upon visiting one of the city's latest Suite Glamping spots at a penthouse inside Hyatt 48 Lex, we discovered that as much as the outdoor terrace appeals, the part that really wowed us was inside the room: the luxurious, bug-free, and fully private bathroom. Not the most ideal place to have a picnic, but great for pretty much everything else.

Want to decide for yourself? Click through for our photos of the penthouse and accompanying terrace!

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Steve Wynn Is Moving Into the Ritz-Carlton Penthouse

Where: 50 Central Park South [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
May 17, 2012 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

When he isn't pricing new real estate in Macau, Las Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn is keeping his eyes peeled for a new home in Manhattan. And he's now found the house of our his dreams: the penthouse suite at the Ritz-Carlton Central Park.

The NY Observer reports that Wynn has nabbed the apartment for $70 million, and it sounds every bit as incredible as we imagine. In fact, if we weren't so busy finding out about all the new hotels opening up in Manhattan, we would be knocking on his door this very instant trying to get a peek inside.

Think he'd have us in for tea and a bit of hotel gossiping?

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To Be Young, In Love, and Insanely Rich Means A Night at The London Penthouse

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  Site Where: 151 W 54th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019-5302
February 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

For Valentine's Day, serial hotel mob scene instigator Justin Bieber decided to treat his girlfriend to somewhere nice. Anywhere on the town. Penthouse views. Heated towel racks. Grilled venison.

Yeah, the Bieb knows how to sleep around. After being spotted at the Dream Downtown's lobby restaurant last weekend, he found another, less scene-y spot for him and Selena Gomez to do a little dinner-and-a-movie action in a swank suite for Valentine's Day—except we're guessing there was a lot less "dinner" than "movie" going on, if you know what we mean...wink, wink.

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Flyin' High Inside a Penthouse At 48Lex

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  Site Where: 517 Lexington Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10017
October 7, 2011 at 10:06 AM | by | ()

 Remember when we showed you a snapshot of a Hyatt 48Lex conference room that had been converted into a makeshift clothing boutique? Well, the real reason we were there that day was to tour one of the Hyatt's 23rd-floor penthouse suites. And boy, are they looking good.

Space is not one of the hotel's assets (consistently a problem in New York)—at 116 rooms, the lean glass tower is more efficient than luxuriant in that sense. But the feel, in both the standard rooms, the suites, and the Lexicon Lounge, is very distinctly New York: compact, sleek, and sturdy.

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Sleeping Under The Stars At AKA Central Park

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  Site Where: 42 W 58th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
June 21, 2011 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

Recently, we've done quite a bit of coverage on hotel rooftops in NYC. We tallied a top ten list of rooftop bars. Then we assembled an additional five places. Then we told you about Chef Richard Farnabe's 37 tomatoes on top of the Soho Grand. And now, you can sleep on one. A rooftop, that is.

Remember how jealous you felt when we took you inside the penthouse at AKA Central Park? Well, they've stepped up their game. In case you forgot, AKA is a hotel-condominium hybrid service that rents out high-end apartments for as long as they are needed. Could be for a week. It could be for five weeks. But assuming you fit the bill—rich commuter, needs a lot of privacy—a fully-furnished private apartment for upwards of $395 a night appeals for its convenience more than anything else. But what about $3,000?

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Stay at the Buckingham Hotel's Penthouse For a Song

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  Site Where: 101 W 57th St [map], New York, ny, United States, 10019
November 4, 2009 at 12:43 PM | by | ()

If you’ve dreamed of living in a New York penthouse but only ever get as far as flipping through the ads in the Times real estate section, you might now be closer to living your dream thanks to the Buckingham Hotel. Sitting atop the small boutique hotel near Carnegie Hall is The Martinelli Penthouse, which was once home to opera singer Giovanni Martinelli when he was performing at the Met, and also used by musical star Bobby Van as a dance studio.

Now, the two-bedroom duplex with a totally awesome terrace is available for meetings, private parties, and of course as hotel accommodations for cashed-up guests. We know, we know, you’re thinking: why are you telling me this? I could never afford something so luxurious. That’s what we thought—but then we learned that the Buckingham has slashed the regular rate for the penthouse by 50%.

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Fifty Cent and Ciara Kick It in AKA New York's Penthouse

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  Site Where: 123 west 44th st [map], New York, ny, United States, 10036
April 6, 2009 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

And now we know of three people who have stayed at an AKA Extended Stay hotel (so many celebs grabbing headlines from their stays at AKA these days!): Page Six is reporting today that the AKA Times Square, the ultra-luxe extended-stay property in Manhattan, may have been the birthplace of a hip-hop power couple as badass and song-worthy as Beyonce and Jay-Z.

From the NY Post:

Could this be the start of a match made in hip-hop heaven? A source tells us rapper 50 Cent and Ciara recently shacked up together for a night in one of the penthouse suites at the AKA Times Square Hotel & Residences on West 44th Street. "And there was only one bed in that penthouse," our source observed.

In all fairness, there is more than one penthouse at that property, and they can have both one or two-bedroom layouts depending on which one they chose. And um, in case you want to live out a romantic evening a la Fiddy and Ciara: rates for a one-bedroom penthouse start at $2,995, and we're assuming the security here is a little better than at the Philly AKA property.

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Celebrate an Obama or McCain Victory in Nine Zero's Cloud Nine Penthouse

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  Site Where: 90 Tremont St [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02108
October 22, 2008 at 12:50 PM | by | ()

Let's be real, here: you're going to stimulate the economy in some way after the election. You're either going to go out for a nice champagne dinner to celebrate the election of your fave candidate, or you're going to invest in a bottle of Jack Daniels and spend lots of money to gas up your car to run away to Canada.

We cannot offer you an alternative (or a better idea, really) if you find yourself in the latter situation, but we can recommend that you go all out if your fave candidate does win and you want to contribute to the ol' economy by celebrating presidential-style: yet another election-themed package! This one's a post-election celebration, though: The "Cloud Nine" package at Nine Zero Hotel in Boston.

This one involves a penthouse, secret-service-style security, plentiful champagne, and possibly donuts, ABBA and pistachios as well -- depending on who wins.

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