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W Washington DC Has The Ultimate Fourth Fireworks Package

June 4, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

Check the calendar today, as one month from now it will be Independence Day. There’s still plenty of time to plan your Fourth of July festivities, but if you’re looking for a suggestion—and have money to burn—look no further than the W Washington DC.

Obviously Washington, DC knows how to throw a national birthday party, and of course they will have the fireworks, the music, and plenty of patriotism. However, to take it to the next level you need to visit the rooftop bar known as POV at the W for what they’re calling Boom With A View. Here you’ll have a view of the Washington Monument, the Treasury Building, and maybe the best fireworks display in the whole country.

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Welcome to LOCL View, The Newest Hotel Rooftop in NYC

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  Site Where: 222 West 77th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10024
May 12, 2014 at 9:54 AM | by | ()

With the weather (at last) warming up, New York City hotels are uncovering their rooftop bars and al fresco drinking spots. One of the newest on the scene is LOCL View, the 16th-floor terrace bar at NYLO Hotel NYC, which opens this evening.

In an area not greatly known for its rooftop bars, the new bar will offer views of the Natural History Museum, Central Park and Hudson River, and is open to the public daily from 5-9pm, serving wine, beer and a rotating weekly cocktail (starting with Sangria) -- accompanied by live acoustic guitar.

Meanwhile, the ground-level LOCL Bar are opening up their large glass garage door to offer outdoor seating at their sidewalk cafe. LOCL offers a seasonal cocktail menu and live music several nights a week.

[Photo: NYLO NYC]

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Conrad's Loopy Doopy is Reopening, Now with Even More Booze Pops

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  Site Where: 102 North End Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10282
April 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

Two of the best things about summer are sipping cocktails in rooftop bars and cooling down with a cold popsicle. At the Conrad New York, you won't have to choose between the two.

The hotel's Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar is reopening for the season on May and along with its signature Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktail – an alcohol-infused ice pop served in a glass of Prosecco from the bar’s very own tap, the bar is partnering with the NYC-based people’s pops brand, to serve seasonal boozy ice pops.

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Last Chance To Partake in These Hotel Rooftop Parties

August 20, 2013 at 5:43 PM | by | ()

We loathe saying goodbye to summer before it's time, but back-to-school commercials always perform hateful Jedi mind-tricks on us. We begin to believe there's only a short time left between swimsuit and turtle neck season come end of August.

That's why we're presenting this "Last Chance Rooftop Party" guide designed to get you out there before the scene packs up and heads to warmer pastures. Those of you in warmer climates have little to worry about, but for those whose barometers are already dropping, this one's for you!

Le Bain at The Standard NYC
This bi-level roof bar and club in the Meatpacking District is as trendy as it gets. In fact, it might be a tad intimidating to those unfamiliar with The Standard's unofficial "live and let live policy". In other words--the pool area? There may be some toplessness about. The best thing to do is don your shades and focus on the choice music, indulging in wicked drinks, and chowing down on freshly made crepes--savory or sweet. And turn your attention to the glittery Hudson River if your eyes are being assaulted by the bumping and grinding of hips dancing. Join party-girl Susanne Bartsch's outlandish Tuesday soirees, groove to house music all night long (4 am on Friday's) and more. BTW, there's no cover charge to partake in all this fabulousness, but there may be a line. Hit up Facebook for guest list entry.

The SLS Hotel at South Beach
Starting at 12pm on Sunday's, the hotel's trendy Hyde Beach pool area turns into the jumping J'Adore party. Live DJs pump up the jam and bikini-and-Speedo clad party people dance the day away. In between shaking their groove thangs, serious cocktails and loads of bubbly is poured and folks dine off a special snack or Brunch menu. How does churrasco con chimichurri (grilled skirt steak with herb salad )or market ceviche prepared Peruvian style with cancha corn sound? Here's where the beautiful SoBe people show up in droves to snag a cabana or lounger, so reserve early and wear your best bathing attire.

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Hooray! Hotel Rooftop Season Has Officially Begun

May 23, 2013 at 2:58 PM | by | ()

The Graham's new rooftop is guaranteed to be Georgetown's summer hotspot

Mother Nature has played serious havoc with the weather. Suffice to say, those of us located in climates where partying on rooftops is limited to a few months of the year? We are giving M.N. serious sideeye. It's May. It's time for us to sip dranks on the rooftop of a cool hotel that has glorious views of the place we happen to live in or visiting at the moment. Don't hate us for being selfish and not being more concerned about global warming. We have priorities!

So we declare that Rooftop Season Has Officially Begun. Weather gods need to get on board (or the hotels will just put out heat lamps, whatevah, it takes).

The places listed have recently opened, want to let the sunshine in, and help you let your hair down. And you don't even have to be a guest to partake in the fun!

Here's where we want to tipple at some top rooftop bars around the world.

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Coolest Hotel Instagram Of The Day Goes To...

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  Site Where: 501 Lexington Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10017
May 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM | by | ()

...The Roger Smith Hotel

The Midtown Manhattan classic property has kicked off their Drink of the Day specials at Henry's Rooftop Bar (which we'll be talking more about tomorrow!).

This cocktail, called The Hemingway Daiquiri is made with 1.5 oz of rum, 1 oz grapefruit juice, and fresh lime juice. It goes perfect with the stunning view of the NYC skyline.

Sounds refreshing, no? Now if only Mother Nature would make up her mind with this weather. We've had our April showers, time for the May flowers and mojitos!

[Photo: Instagram]

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Hotel Andaluz: The Hidden Gem of Albuquerque

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  Site Where: 125 2nd Street Northwest [map], Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87102
December 20, 2012 at 7:50 PM | by | ()

New Mexico is often called the “Land of Enchantment.” What’s so enchanting? We think its Albuquerque’s best kept secret is Hotel Andaluz.

This is a historic, tastefully lavish, charming boutique hotel located in downtown Albuquerque. Originally built in 1939 as the Albuquerque Hotel (then the tallest building in the state and with AC), it was the fourth Conrad Hilton ever built. Now privately owned, it's the hidden gem of Albuquerque. We were tickled silly to experience the beauty of this spot with its subtle flare, eco-friendly features and fun-filled history.

Take a look a look-see at our photo gallery!

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Best of the West: Schwanky Rooftop Hotel Dates

December 7, 2012 at 9:21 AM | by | ()

Even though its winter, you can still take advantage of the relatively drama-free weather on the Left Coast where the rooftop shenanigans live-on. Remember, these haunts are available year-round and come with a side of schwanky--hold the frostbite. So grab your date and enjoy these rooftop destinations for your next romantic romp west of the Mississippi.

Suite 700, Hotel Shangri La, Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica's Suite 700 open-air bar & lounge is the epitome of swank with its Art Deco Hollywood glamour combined with epic views of the Pacific sunset. It's no wonder the hotel was named after the earthly paradise James Hilton spoke of in Lost Horizon. Treat your date to a fire pit and some popcorn chicken avec cocktail, and get lost watching the flames. Or watch the killer sunsets. The nice thing about Shangri-La is you can stay indoors in the lounge if it's breezy, or venture onto the rooftop, so its the best of both. Weekends can be crowded, so try a weeknight or just come early if you want some elbow room.

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The Kimberly Will Send You Sky High For Breakfast This Month

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  Site Where: 145 E 50th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10022
February 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM | by | ()

We've never known a hotel to be modest about showing off its awesome views. Still, we usually reserve our best window-gazing for later in the evening, when skylines are a-twinkle and sunsets are killer. But guests at the Kimberly Hotel in Manhattan get to enjoy awesome views of the city first thing in the morning, with free breakfasts in the rooftop lounge, Upstairs.

A buffet spread will offer French toast, pancakes, oatmeal, pastries, omelets, bacon and hash browns. Though the usual cost of the meal is $25 per person, all guests will get it for free through the end of the month. Turns out February isn't such a bad time to stay in hotels after all.

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Which Rooftop Bar Will Make Guests Enter Through a Sheraton and Exit Through an Aloft?

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  Site Where: 216 Duffield St [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11201-5303
July 27, 2011 at 11:59 AM | by | ()

All good siblings quickly learn the art of sharing. And the same goes for sibling hotels Sheraton Brooklyn and Aloft Brooklyn, who are both owned by Starwood.

In addition to sharing the same zip code, subway stations, and, indeed, the same pool, the neighboring hotels will soon divide the work of shuttling visitors to and from their yet-to-open rooftop bar (also shared).

Tentatively titled Sky Lounge, the 25th-floor bar venue will be spread across the rooftop of both hotels. While a sleek, new bar is currently under construction on the Aloft side, the Sheraton side will be all outdoors. The open design will allow guests to wander freely through both areas, but what about elevator access? That's where things get interesting.

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Attack Of The Killer Plastic Things At The Hotel Indigo Chelsea!

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  Site Where: 127 West 28 Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10001
July 7, 2011 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

While enjoying a stroll through Chelsea yesterday, we decided to stop by the newly-renovated public spaces inside Hotel Indigo Chelsea, which include a street-level Italian restaurant and rooftop bar. But lo and behold, what did we find? A bunch of weird, white tubes sprouting up everywhere! Installed throughout the front courtyard and lobby, the collective tube total could easily have numbered in the thousands (and we weren't about to take the time to count).

We're reminded of the "giant white tentacles" included in the design of HGI Times Square's rooftop bar, XVI. We weren't crazy about the idea of tentacles back then, and we sure aren't now either. But Bill Mehalco, an Assistant General Manager for the hotel, assured us that that these Italian-imported plastic bamboo shoots will eventually be reinforced by the addition of tiny LED lights—though he couldn't say exactly when. More rooftop renovation photos after the jump!

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Shake Your Booty On Top Of The Roosevelt Hotel

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  Site Where: 45 E 45th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10017
June 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM | by | ()

The Roosevelt Hotel wants to do more than just get you drunk—they want you to get drunk and take dance lessons. At the bar. On the roof. To promote their summer movie series, which kicked off last week with a screening of Top Gun, the hotel bar is experimenting with new ways to give audiences the full movie experience. Mad46, where the movie nights are presented, is amping up the evenings with themed drinks, giveaways, trivia contests, and other prizes. Guests last week went home with free aviator sunglasses!

For next Monday's screening of Dirty Dancing, a hired dance instructor from Dance Manhattan will be rallying the crowds for two rounds of mambo lessons. The first class takes place at 8pm, followed by another at 8:30pm. The themed drink of the evening is a tequila mojito ($10), though their full menu of beer, cocktails, and wine is also available. We want to know: how qualified is this dance instructor at teaching a bar full of drunk people?

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