Six Cool Hotels in New York for 2020

Planning a trip to the Big Apple this year, perhaps for the St Patrick’s Day Parade? Check out these six hotels in New York City and New York State.

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Planning a trip to the Big Apple this year, perhaps for the St Patrick’s Day Parade? Then why not check out these six hotels in New York City and New York State.


Arlo SoHo Hotel New York

The first of our hotels in New York is a quick walk from some of New York’s best downtown haunts. Arlo SoHo offers a wide range of food and drink options in a great neighbourhood scene. Locals and guests can mingle over cocktails at the lobby-level A.L.B. (Arlo Lobby Bar), enjoy a meal at Harold’s restaurant or revel with signature cocktails at A.R.T. SoHo (Arlo Roof Top) and enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson River.

The hotel recently launched its rooftop with a new name, menu and design. For a quick pitstop, check out the Bodega and choose from a selection of juices and sandwiches. The Bodega also features local snacks, souvenirs, and the only 24-hour Dylan’s Candy Bar.


Arthouse Hotel New York
Arthouse Hotel New York

Arthouse Hotel New York City is bringing hip, vintage hotel charm to the posh Upper West Side with a roster of arts programming and food & beverage offerings. The century-old building retains many of its historic accents, adding warmth to the space you won’t find anywhere else in the neighbourhood.

Inspired by the creative community and artistic culture that abounds in the Upper West Side and New York City, the hotel provides a space for guests to gather and collaborate through arts focused programming and food and beverage offerings. Cultivating a creative enclave for the community by marrying comfort with cutting-edge design, sophisticated style and whimsical fun, the hotel and its onsite lounge Arthouse Wine Bar maintain the property’s sense of hospitality for travellers to feel like they’re visiting a dear friend…with a great art collection.


Extraordinary in design and unique in character, Dream Downtown (see cover photo) marks an exciting and imaginative concept in full-service luxury travel. Dream Downtown represents a reinvigoration of the Dream brand, pairing chic-cool influences with modern elegance, all while maintaining cosmopolitan glamour, whimsical design and top-standard service. Creating a luxury travel experience that goes beyond the norm of traditional hospitality, Dream Downtown features a specially curated collection of artwork, incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, innovative dining options, a duplex penthouse suite with a glass-bottom Jacuzzi and terrace, and a chic nightlife scene.

Dream Downtown is home to dining and entertainment operated by TAO Strategic Group including PHD Rooftop, a penthouse lounge/club, Electric Room, an intimate lounge and bar, Bodega Negra, a south-of-the-border style Mexican restaurant by chef Michael Armstrong, Natura Café, a California style all day café, as well as Dream Beach, an outdoor glass–bottomed swimming pool with a “beach club.” Philippe Downtown, the hotel’s newest restaurant, is a lively, upscale Beijing-style Chinese eatery with iconic dishes, vibrant cocktails and an extensive wine list.


Hotels in New York
Dream Midtown

The first address in the Dream Hotels portfolio, Dream Midtown evokes a vibrant energy in the Midtown neighbourhood bustling with entertainment, nightlife and dining options in partnership with TAO Strategic Group including craft cocktail bar The Rickey; multi-level rooftop lounge PH-D Terrace; and underground bar and play lounge Fish Bowl.

The hotel captures the spirited, imagination of international travellers with a unique design narrative and philosophy of fantasy escapism, at once surreal and contemporarily chic. The 220-room hotel evolved with a floor-to-ceiling renovation that included are design of the lobby, guest rooms and suites. The hotel is located nearby top NYC attractions including Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square, the Theater District and more.


Living Room Bar Hotels in New York
Living Room Bar, W New York – Downtown

Featuring 217 guest rooms and offering 58 floors of sweeping city views of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Hudson River, W New York – Downtown provides cutting-edge design and the ultimate in insider access around fashion, music and entertainment.

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Exterior W New New Times Square

Located in the most famous neighbourhood in the world, the last in our round up of hotels in New York is the W New York – Times Square, which opened in 2001. W offers a modern retreat from the hustle and bustle of New York City. The hotel’s 509 guest rooms and 43 suites – including the newly renovated Extreme WOW (Presidential Suite) that also functions as an event space – combine form, function and style with cutting-edge design. W Times Square is in the heart of the theatre district, with museums a few blocks north and downtown a quick subway ride away.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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