The iconic New York City skyline is a must-see for anyone traveling to New York. While many sites in New York offer temporary glimpses of the skyline, few boast views from hotel windows and rooftop lounges. Here are some of the newest and underrated spots to enjoy the New York City skyline from the comfort of a soft bed or cozy chair with a cocktail in hand.
Motto Chelsea recently opened in January and has already made waves with its stunning views of the city. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, Motto Chelsea lies 42 stories above the city. The 347-room hotel features views of the Hudson River, the Freedom Tower and even the Statue of Liberty.
Also new to New York City, Hyatt Place New York Chelsea features 510 contemporary rooms, each boasting lookouts of different iconic spots in the city. Located within walking distance of some of the city’s best attractions, including the Empire State Building, The High Line, Chelsea Market and Madison Square Garden, the rooms offer views of One World Trade and the Empire State Building. The hotel will also soon add an outdoor terrace bar and restaurant to further enjoy the city from above.
This year-round venue sits on the rooftop of Dream Downtown and allows guests to not only enjoy light bites and delicious cocktails but also the skyline views of Manhattan and the towering skyscrapers. The lounge features an indoor lounge and roof terrace furnished with leather furniture and greenery. The lounge serves as the perfect spot for a relaxed happy hour or energetic night out on the city.
Located in the heart of Houston’s Theatre District, the recently renovated Lancaster Hotel originally opened in 1926. The classic interior with an abundance of natural light floods the two-story lobby. A shimmering chandelier and elegant marble floors juxtapose nicely with the contemporary art displayed on the salon staircase wall.
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The Woodward Geneva and Swiss International Air Lines recently launched a new collaboration to transport passengers to the counter of Michelin-starred restaurant L’Atelier Robuchon. As part of the SWISS Taste of Switzerland inflight culinary program, the partnership provides Business and first-class travelers on SWISS long-haul flights departing from Geneva and Zürich carefully curated menus inspired by the restaurant.
In partnership with Nobu Hospitality, SODIC, Egypt’s leading real estate developer, recently announced plans on the expansion of the Nobu brand in Egypt. This expansion entails the development of luxury hotels, branded residences and the acclaimed Nobu restaurant.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
Climb aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony in 2025 with Crystal’s newest lineup of 2025 itineraries. The cruise line unveiled new destinations and experiences for 2025, from a visit to Monaco timed to the Formula 1 Grand Prix to experiencing Norway’s northern lights.
Midway Atoll is the end of the Hawai‘ian Islands, literally. This is the ultimate fate of these low, sandy islets ringing a lagoon: Eventually these last remnants of a once large volcanic island will sink beneath the waves, completing a story that began 1,500 miles away. Midway, though not easy to get to, occasionally features in cruise itineraries. Holland America Line’s Westerdam offers a rare chance to glimpse the remotest of all the Hawai‘ian Islands with a scheduled stop in October 2024. You can still see the relics of the famous World War II battle here as well as a million nesting albatrosses and other seabirds.
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For sightseeing, there is quite literally no other place in the world like Madagascar. Formed more than 150 million years ago when a chunk split off the supercontinent Gondwana, eventually creating the globe’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar evolved in isolation, developing a unique ecosystem entirely its own. Up to 90 percent of all Madagascar’s plant and animal species exist nowhere else. This is the only place to visit the natural habitat of proto-primate lemurs; the multifingered aye-aye; the catlike fossa; spindly baobab trees; and the multiple exotics found in the unique rain forests, dry deserts, high plateau, coasts and island ecosystems of what is dubbed “the eighth continent.”