Swanky hotels with chic lobbys and cool rooftops practically populate NYC like pigeons. I admittedly get jaded about sleek hotels in the Big Apple (lots of fashion and beauty press events take place in them) but when I recently accepted a lunch invitation at The Conrad Hotel in the city’s financial district, I knew I had to share this find with y’all. I was wowed from beginning to end!
If you and your girls are thinking of a trip to NYC for bachelorette festivities, the Conrad should be on your list of hotels to consider. The Conrad is a huge all-suite hotel in the Hilton Group (yawn) yet gives you a hip, intimate boutique hotel feel. It has an awesome lobby with one-of-a-kind artwork, dope staircases that will make for great picture taking, is walking distance to major subways and the Shake Shack and home to the Atrio restaurant that serves yummy Mediterranean cuisine (try the rock shrimp cavatelli!). And (drumroll please…) the rooftop bar at Conrad is quickly becoming one of the most popular for the downtown set. The Loopy Doopy Bar offers breathtaking views of the city and serves popsicles dipped in prosecco called the Boozy Icepop. I predict many tipsy bridal parties will share lots of laughs at the Loopy Doopy this summer. The Conrad is a feasible option for actual weddings as well. I toured their ballroom and several conference rooms during my visit so I saw firsthand that the hotel can accommodate even massive weddings, bands, cocktail hours, etc. A reliable birdie even shared with me that the Miami Heat stays at the Conrad when they’re in town for a NY game.
If prices at the Conrad are too steep for an overnight stay, book a room at a hotel that matches your budget and then get dressed and head down to the Conrad for drinks and/or appetizers. (My friends and I have done this while traveling several times.) Remember to mention the nature of your stay when booking at any hotel for a bachelorette trip. When I did this for my own last summer, I was bumped up to a suite at no additional charge!
Sidebar: To be transparent, while I occasionally get to dine and enjoy cocktails at places like the Conrad on someone else’s dime, my own humble abode is well…humble. Think a lot more shabby than chic. The hubby and I are still working it out and on a modest budget I add. In the meantime, getting design and decor inspiration at places like the Conrad for our new digs is a perk of the gig.
Are you planning a destination bachelorette trip to NYC this summer? What is your hotel of choice when visiting NYC?