New and Notable NYC Hotels

nycgo staff

New York City is home to some of the best hotels on the planet, with new and notable accommodations constantly opening across the five boroughs. Soak in the atmosphere of NYC’s most charming neighborhoods with a stay at one of the properties below, which are either newly opened or have recently added exciting features.

Courtesy, Intercontinental New York Barclay

InterContinental New York Barclay
Revitalized and reopened this spring, the luxury InterContinental New York Barclay boasts modern comforts and distinctive 1920s architecture. The $180 million remodel of the Midtown Manhattan hotel includes stylish guestrooms appointed with Federalist details and curated works by local artists; a 5,000-square-foot ballroom; seven meeting rooms that total 15,000 square feet of space; and a brand new bar, the Gin Parlour. In accordance with its name, the drinking establishment serves 88 types of gin in posh surroundings.

Courtesy, The William Vale Hotel

The William Vale
This property in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, opens in July, 2016. In keeping with the neighborhood’s hip, artsy vibe, the luxury boutique hotel stands out with attention-grabbing interior and exterior design details like a 23rd-floor rooftop space with high ceilings and huge windows. Also of note is the hotel's gorgeous third-floor pool. At 60 feet long, the outdoor amenity is the longest hotel pool in New York City. The building itself is architecturally striking: courtesy of architects Albo Liberis, the structure appears to be propped up on stilts. Noted restaurateurs Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom are responsible for the hotel’s dining options. They’re the same team behind top NYC restaurants Locanda Verde, The Dutch and Lafayette, among others.

Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel. Photo: Robert Manella

Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel
Conveniently located steps from Madison Square Garden in Manhattan’s bustling Garment District, the newly opened Renaissance New York Midtown flagship hotel features interactive high-tech experiences to help you plan activities during your NYC stay. In addition to its public spaces operating as a digital concierge, the hotel also attracts travelers to its 8,000-square-foot rooftop patio and onsite restaurant, Rock & Reilly’s, specializing in Irish cuisine.

Courtesy, Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York
Located on the Lower East Side, this property is a perfect fit with its neighborhood’s fast pace and cool sensibility. The onsite bar-restaurant is located on the hotel’s rooftop and features stunning views of downtown Manhattan. Expect an industrial-chic vibe with a menu that offers items from NYC dining institutions (think corned beef from the 2nd Avenue Deli) and local wines, beers and spirits. Other perks include a 24-hour marketplace for convenient shopping and a heated rooftop pool.

Boro Hotel New York. Photo: Floto + Warner

Boro Hotel New York
This boutique hotel is located in Long Island City, a popular Queens neighborhood located just minutes from Manhattan. Design is the name of the game here: guest rooms have a minimalist, modern vibe with floor-to-ceiling windows and custom-designed furniture. A stunning event space on the 13th floor is the perfect vantage point for panoramic views of Manhattan, one of Long Island City’s many charms.

The High Line Hotel. Photo: Jesse David Harris

The High Line Hotel
This historic 1895 building—originally home to seminary students—has been transformed into a striking hotel just steps from the High Line elevated park and Chelsea’s art gallery district. The cozy 60-room property includes such touches as a private courtyard, onsite drinking at Champaign Charlie’s and dining at Alta Linea, free Shinola bicycle rentals and a custom-painted vintage 1960s Citroën van (which doubles as a coffee truck).