Rooftops have become an ideal oasis in NYC. With street-level real estate at a premium, Big Apple hotels are expanding upward to give their guests room for entertainment, dining, relaxing or to take in a bird’s-eye-view of the city. With the summer winding down, there’s still time to explore these rooftop spaces. BlueOrange, a NYC-based luxury travel agency, knows the best rooftop spaces in the city, so you can take your next visit to the city vertical.

Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Lounge by the plunge pool, enjoy a bespoke cocktail with friends, or dine all while you look across the river toward Manhattan from 1 Rooftop, the well-named skyline space at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The space has been transformed into an urban oasis, and the seasonal space is available for special events too, with the city as an ideal backdrop.

Public Hotel

The Roof at Public creates a modern and energy-filled atmosphere above the city, that almost feels like its floating. With 360-degree views of the city through floor-to-ceiling mirrors, the space is perfect for after-work cocktails or a late-night dance party. The Roof also offers an outdoor terrace with communal tables to work or relax with friends or to host a weekend party or barbeque.

Hotel 50 Bowery NYC

The Crown at 50 Bowery offers amazing views of downtown, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey, small bites and cocktails. With separate outdoor spaces and different vantage points to see it all from the hotel’s Chinatown location. The hotel also offers the Atlantic Terrace, with 5,000 square feet of urban terrace space, ideal for events.

The William Vale

You might guess that Brooklyn’s all-balcony hotel would have an amazing rooftop, and you’d be right. The Westlight offers breathtaking views from the 22nd floor, unique cocktails and small bites inspired by street foods from around the world. Enjoy views of five boroughs for drinks with friends or book one of the amazing spaces for an unforgettable event.

MOXY NYC Times Square

Look out at the Empire State Building at Magic Hour, the rooftop bar and lounge at MOXY NYC. With an “urban amusement park” concept, the floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the city while enjoying decadent cocktails and light dining options. When it opens in September, the space will be the largest all-season rooftop bar in New York City.

Get a bird’s-eye-view on your next visit to NYC with one of these amazing rooftop spaces at the city’s top hotels. Meet with friends, plan an event or enjoy a quiet evening looking out over the city. Call luxury travel agency, BlueOrange to start planning your trip today!