Best for: A “working” vacation
Why we like it: Located between Times Square and Hudson Yards, Arlo Midtown is the newest addition to Arlo’s boutique hotel group. At the 489-room hotel, guests can take advantage of the Atrium Lounge coworking space during the day; dine in the Nearly Ninth Bar and Lounge for lunch or dinner; or grab local goodies and drip coffee at Nearly Ninth Coffee Bar. The Rooftop at Nearly Ninth offers panoramic views from 26 stories up to soak in while you sip craft beer or cocktails.
NH Collection New York Madison Avenue
Best for: The classic NYC experience
Why we like it: Inside a historic, century-old building on 38th Street and Madison Avenue, this 288-room property is centrally located near the Empire State Building and other major tourist attractions. Fully refurbished and unveiled as the new NH Collection (the first of its brand in the U.S.), the hotel caters to business travelers with a meeting room and 24-hour on-site gym. Opportunities for rest and relaxation are in abundance here, with two fireplaces in the lobby and the Suite and Tea tearoom and cocktail bar.
Graduate Hotel Roosevelt Island
Best for: Cornell Tech visitors, or those seeking quiet
Why we like it: This sustainably minded boutique hotel is the only hotel on Roosevelt Island, accessible by a five-or-so-minute tram ride from Manhattan’s east side. Situated on the Cornell Tech campus, the Graduate features views of Manhattan and Queens. Their rooftop bar is open to both hotel guests and visitors; in the lobby, where coffee and breakfast are served, you’ll find a 12-foot sculpture of a character called FlyBoy, created by artist Hebru Brantley, plus floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to inspire you.
Henn na Hotel
Best for: Tech junkies and fans of Jurassic Park
Why we like it: This sleek Midtown property opening in September is a minimalist boutique hotel aside from one major difference: the concierge is a T. rex. In case you’re worried that Elon Musk has finally figured out how to make Jurassic Park a reality, the dinosaur is animatronic, as are the “human” concierges. First opened in Japan, Henn na Hotel offers other high-tech amenities, including LG Styler closets that have the ability to steam and clean your clothes right in your room.
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
Best for: Those who don’t want to choose between surf and turf
Why we like it: You may not associate Times Square with an island-style resort, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at the brand-new Margaritaville property opening this summer, which features a year-round outdoor pool; five bars, restaurants and cafés; and walk-in rain showers. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant & Tiki Bar serves specialties like the Cheeseburger in Paradise and Volcano Nachos, while the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar offers craft cocktails to enjoy while taking in views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.
Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Best for: The fashionable and design-savvy
Why we like it: The epitome of industrial chic, the latest Ace Hotel property is right at home in Downtown Brooklyn. The Boerum Hill location follows in the footsteps of its Atelier Ace predecessors, with impeccably designed rooms featuring statement wall art in contrast with the understated aesthetic of the furniture. The 287-room hotel will be bookable later this summer.
Motto by Hilton New York Chelsea
Best for: Exploring Chelsea’s artsy side
Why we like it: Opening this October, the Motto hotel is located near sought-after Chelsea attractions, including the High Line, Chelsea Market and the gallery district, and is just two blocks from Madison Square Park. A new addition to the trusted Hilton name, the Motto hotel is a 42-story-high addition to NYC’s skyline, affording guests sweeping city views.
Pendry Manhattan West
Best for: Spending half your vacation in the hotel
Why we like it: This luxury boutique property between Hudson Yards and Penn Station is now accepting reservations for September. The 164-room hotel is highly anticipated due to the lively elegance of the Pendry’s other locations, including those in West Hollywood and the Natirar estate an hour outside of New York City. Expect on-site drinking and dining and impeccable service.
Hyatt Place Chelsea New York
Best for: Dropping your bags and hitting the town
Why we like it: With unforgettable views of the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center from its windows, Hyatt Place Chelsea New York (opening in late August) lends itself to quintessential City stays. A practical base for exploring Chelsea and beyond, the hotel is in walking distance to Madison Square Garden and Hudson Yards. Enjoy complimentary breakfast on-site at the Breakfast Bar each morning; later on have dinner or a drink on the rooftop terrace or at the indoor bar.
The Wall Street Hotel
Best for: Architecture and history buffs
Why we like it: In the early 1800s this Beaux-Arts building was known as the Tontine Coffee House, the site of socializing and merchant trading. Decades later it was acquired by importer-exporters Allan and Carl Gerdau. Allan owned a pearling farm in Northern Australia, and when he died in 1986 his estate, including the Tontine building, was acquired by an Australian pearling dynasty, the Paspaley family. The Paspaleys have recently transformed the property into a locus of modern opulence, with a late-night cocktail bar and spacious rooms looking out onto old New York. The hotel is accepting reservations for September.
10 New Hotels for Your Next Trip to NYC
As trip-planning gets back into full swing this summer, visitors to NYC are looking for accommodations that best suit their needs. Across the five boroughs, properties are opening and reopening their doors, including hipster digs in Brooklyn, new additions to reliable brand names like Hyatt and expansions to boutique collections like the Graduate. See which hotels will provide the perfect base for your urban exploration.