Summer is finally here—and we can’t stop thinking of the beach. In this edition, what better place to highlight than Mexico’s Mayakoba Resort, with its beautiful beaches and amazing amenities. While we’re talking about Mexico, we also give you the lowdown on Mezcal, a traditional drink that’s becoming popular with a new generation. And after coming back from a wonderful company retreat recently, our specialists are here to offer some advice on planning one of your own.
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
Seeing The City that Never Sleeps from high above is arguably the most impressive view of all. Here are five new (or revamped) hotel rooftops that will elevate your NYC experience.
Hotel Indigo Lower East Side
This spacious addition to the Lower East Side skyline captures the buzzy, artistic vibe of the neighborhood. Take in spectacular downtown views from the 15th-floor oasis, with two terraces, and heated outdoor pool. Reclaimed wood, comfy couches and exposed ceilings give the loft space an urban chic feel. Enjoy a rotating selection of cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients.
Dream Hotel Midtown
In June, TAO Group completed the revamp of this 2,500-square foot indoor/outdoor lounge in the heart of Midtown. Its luxury penthouse design features a custom gold ceramic tile bar with brown leather banquettes. The patio overlooks a dazzling cityscape to kickoff happy hour or a big night out. For an instant party, grab eight friends and share the Mega Mule served in a giant 185-oz copper mug.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
For Instagram-worthy views no matter which way you look, venture across the river to the brand new 1 Rooftop. Eleven floors above the treetops of Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can gaze at the iconic Lower Manhattan skyline from this eco-luxury haven. Pair a lobster roll and fresh guacamole with expertly crafted drinks. The bonus plunge pool is a perfect place to cool off on a hot day in the city.
The William Vale
Catch the sun setting over the Empire State Building at this 22nd-floor Williamsburg hotspot. Acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini oversees the food and beverage service pairing global street eats with inventive drinks. Thanks to glass walls, the 360-degree views are jaw-dropping from inside or out on the wraparound terrace. A reservation system keeps from overcrowding. A huge plus.
Order a refreshing frosé at this intimate rooftop lounge crowning the heart of Chinatown. It’s one of the seasonal cocktails on the tempting drinks list which includes mocktails, wine, soju, and sake. The area’s low skyline guarantees epic views from this 21st-floor vantage point. An interior space connects the two outside decks, one of which is a must for watching sunsets over the Hudson River.
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