Hotel Tonight 4/14/11Lobby pool attracts an international crowd. That's right: Pool. In. Lobby. And, as if that weren't enough, there's a swim-up bar! This is a NYC must-see.
The Room Mate Grace Hotel Lounge
125 W 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
90's, Hip Hop, House, Lounge, Top 40, Club and Mash-Ups
Walking distance from the Times Square glitz and glamour, Broadway theaters and famous tourist photo-ops, Gift NY (located at the Grace Hotel) has proven to be a boutique hotel with international clientele. The element that separates this hotel from others is that it’s equally considered a venue; boasting its 22-foot heated indoor pool fully stocked with a swim-up bar. (That’s right ladies, you can be a drunk mermaid for Halloween if you’d like. Perhaps even a damsel in distress waiting for her body building lifeguard). And where there’s a pool, there are bathing suits. Sultry women and handsome men surround the tri-level hotel bar. And if you forget to bring your suit, no worries, the venue sells disposable tops and bottoms outside of the pool entrance.
The Grace Hotel transforms into more than just a home-away-from-home located in a prime New York City area. Gift NY displays a large projection screen which sits above the swim-up bar which coincides with a live DJ spinning top 40s, dub step, house and breakbeats. With its blonde-wood walls and ceilings, pillow-dotted velveteen banquettes and fluorescent amber glow, this hot-spot offers a wet and wild night all year round. If not in the mood for a dip, patrons can spectate on bleachers overlooking couples frolicking in an underlit pool. With the option of bottle service, you can wander and venture into the third floor of the indoor pool-room. You'll most likely find yourself in a spa haven. Steam rooms, saunas and showers are available for use and relaxation.
Eric V.2/28/12Ask for Eric Virgil at the door. Go to ericvirgil.com
Michelle M.1/24/13Beware of the pool. There have been floating pieces of weave in it and it caught onto my hand -_-
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The Corcoran Group 6/20/12The swim up bar is fun and different but the mandatory coat check, random cover charges, sky-high drink prices and changing in the bathroom makes the pool lose its allure.