When checking into a new hotel, it?s hard to resist the urge to check out all the amenities ? the pool, the restaurant, and sometimes, if we?re lucky, the roof. Whether you?ll spend just the afternoon or end up watching the twinkle of stars, there is nothing more magical than knowing the sky is the limit. Check out some of our favorite sky- high hangouts.
La Piscine at Hotel Americano
518 West 27th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York
Located just west of 10th Avenue in Chelsea, La Piscine is the perfect place to spend late days enjoying margaritas or sipping ros? in the lounge by the pool, be sure to make a reservation if you want to enjoy a full meal courtesy of the Grill. The crowd is arty by nature, the hotel is located in the center of NYC?s hot gallery district.
The Upper Elm at King and Grove
160 North 12th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Though originally recommended for its Sunday evening reggae party, the recently-opened Upper Elm has made us fall in love with weekday evenings, which we spent watching the sun set. The beautiful views of Manhattan, Long Island City and Brooklyn will entice you to stay for hours. And with all the buzz about The Elm [restaurant] opening in the same hotel in just a few short weeks, we can?t wait to see what snacks will be included on the updated menu.
Arriba at Condesa DF
Veracruz 102 Condesa, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City
Overlooking the tree-lined streets of Mexico City?s oldest district, Arriba is a true design bar on the roof of a true design hotel. You will come at first for the views of Castillo de Chapultepec and Espa?a Park, but you will come back a second and third and fourth time for the sushi and fresh maragaritas. The view, and the house Mezcal will, without a doubt, inspire you.
El Mirador at Hotel de la Opera
Calle 10 No. 5-72 La Candelaria, Bogota
For a view of the colonial rooftops and courtyards of Bogota?s historic La Candelaria district, head to the Hotel de la Opera. As a restaurant, they serve full meals but have a somewhat limited bar. But don?t worry; you will not be disappointed. The wine is delicious and the service is some of the best we?ve had in the world.
The Roof at the Four Seasons
1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon
During the early evening hours, from the highest rooftop lounge in Beirut, the city is calm and the Mediterranean peacefully still. Everything and everyone is waiting, it seems, for the nightlife of Beirut to begin. The Roof is relaxed, yet elegant and not cramped. All in all, it is the perfect place to start you night.
Aer at Four Seasons Mumbai