Right on the edge of the Meatpacking District and gallery-rich Chelsea, this upscale hotel offers discreet service in an artfully designed boutique package (round windows that frame the Empire State Building). At its top sits a white-hot rooftop penthouse from which you can take in the 360-degree view of Manhattan’s western skyline from the bar while sipping on spiced Malibu rum. The complimentary city bikes allow guests to explore the Hudson River bike path - stop for a photo op at the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. Don't forget to pack your swimsuit because the heated, glass-bottom pool is open year-round. Flanked by the reflective walls of the hotel courtyard, it will feel like July in the fall.